Morrison-Maierle, Inc. recently accepted two regional Project of the Year awards at the annual Joint Engineers Conference Banquet held Nov. 6, 2013 in Helena.

Each year, the American Society of Civil Engineers honors the top projects in two categories: those under $10M and those greater than $10M. In ASCE’s Region 8, which spans nine states, Morrison-Maierle took home the top honor in the less-than $10M category with its Bigfork Wastewater Treatment Plant Membrane Bioreactor Upgrade and received honorable mention for its Lockwood Sanitary Sewer Phase 1 project.

The Bigfork WWTP project demonstrates the successful implementation of state-of-the-art wastewater treatment technology in a small Montana community. The project, using MBR technology, is the first of its type in Montana and can serve as an accessible example for other communities and engineers.

The completion of the Lockwood Sanitary Sewer, Phase 1 project set the cornerstone for not only protection of the local environment, but also provided the necessary infrastructure for the economic growth of the Lockwood area. With the sewer collection system, the community is growing, attracting new businesses, and property values are on the rise.

The award for the Big Fork WWTP project was accepted by Project Manager Jeff Ashley, and Dave Mosser, manager for the Lockwood Sanitary Sewer project accepted the honorable mention award.

ASCE Region 8 covers eight states – Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington – and consists of 12 Sections including the Montana Section.

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