Catskill-Delaware UV Disinfection Facility named ‘Best of the Best Project’

March 4, 2014

DENVER — The facility, which is the largest UV water treatment facility in the world, was selected by Engineering News-Record for the honor.

DENVER — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Catskill-Delaware Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection Facility, the largest ultraviolet water treatment facility in the world, was selected by Engineering News-Record as a 2013 'Best of the Best Projects,' according to a press release.

The Catskill-Delaware UV Disinfection Facility qualified for the best overall project award after being selected as the recipient of “New York’s 2013 Best Projects Award” by ENR last October, noted the release.

The facility includes several firsts, including the installation of record-setting equipment, and demonstrates an exemplary field application of ultraviolet technology, the release reported.

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According to the release, CH2M HILL, in partnership with Arcadis, was construction manager on the $1.3 billion project.

“The Catskill-Delaware UV facility is the largest of its kind in the world,” says Paul Whitener, CH2M HILL program director. “The facility treats 2.2 billion gallons of water per day and delivers safe water to New York City and lower Westchester County’s nine million residents. Working closely with the New York City DEP and the entire design and construction team, we helped deliver a unique facility that is setting the standard for other water municipalities looking to incorporate UV technology into their treatment processes.”

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