CH2M Hill will study the city of San Diego’s water and wastewater facilities and operations for potential changes under a contract.
San Diego aims to build up the engineering and operational capabilities of all facilities and stations that treat and dispose of wastewater, CH2M Hill said Friday.
The company will also outline recommendations on how the city can implement new initiatives in energy utilization, water production and distribution, chemical usage, data utilization, wastewater sludge processing and disposal, operator staffing and warehouse practices and procedures.
Scott Haskins, CH2M Hill management and strategic consulting director, said the company aims to give San Diego a plan for optimizing its water and wastewater utilities.
Ninety percent of San Diego’s water is imported and the city provides water to 1.3 million citizens via an infrastructure that includes 49 pump stations, more than 130 pressure zones and water lines that stretch 3,300 miles combined.