WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Carollo Engineers, CDM Smith and Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) were recently awarded a grand prize by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) for their work on a state-of-the-art ultraviolet (UV) system at GCWW’s Richard Miller Treatment Plant (RMTP), according to a press release.

The AAEES Excellence in Environmental Engineering and ScienceTM Competition serves to identify and reward the best of today’s environmental engineering and science endeavors, noted the release.

The RMTP UV disinfection system was awarded the grand prize in the Operations/Management category, the release reported.

Carollo Engineers, CDM Smith and GCWW completed the design and construction of the $30 million, 240 million gallon per day (mgd) RMTP facility, continued the release, which began operation in September of 2013.

According to the release, Carollo Engineers and CDM Smith provided engineering consulting services for the RMTP UV Disinfection Project, including multi-discipline engineering services through all project phases, while Carollo Engineers provided specialized UV process analysis, UV system design support, structural design and startup services.