DENVER — The Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department awarded CH2M HILL a program management contract for its $3.3 billion Ocean Outfall Legislation (OOL) Program, according to a press release.

The 11-year OOL Program is a culmination of a regulatory mandate by the Florida Legislature to stop all wastewater discharge into the ocean by 2025, stated the release.

The release reported that CH2M HILL, as the program manager, will manage the overall delivery of a comprehensive, technically sound and long-term program encompassing the design, construction, procurement and commissioning of a projected 28 capital projects.

CH2M HILL will oversee all activities needed to help reverse Miami-Dade County’s wastewater system flows away from the ocean outfalls and reroute the flows to a new membrane bioreactor treatment plant, continued the release.

The membrane bioreactor treatment plant, once completed, will be one of the largest of its kind in the world and capable of treating over 100 million gallons of wastewater a day, injecting the treated water into deep wells, noted the release.

“CH2M HILL has a long history of working with Miami-Dade County, and has successfully delivered many important water and wastewater projects over the years,” said Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department Director Bill Johnson. “We are delighted to continue working with CH2M HILL on this important regulatory program, which will yield significant benefits to the environment and [Miami-Dade] infrastructure, as well as benefit the local economy by creating thousands of direct jobs.”

Read the entire release here.