An adaptive ecosystem reclamation facility in Pender County, North Carolina has earned national recognition.
McKim & Creed and Pender County Utilities have won an Engineering Excellence National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The company and utility were recognized for their work on the Melinda K. Knoerzer Adaptive Ecosystem Reclamation project.
National Recognition Awards represent exceptional achievements in engineering. To qualify, projects must have achieved top awards for excellence in their state competitions. In November 2018, McKim & Creed and Pender County Utilities won an Engineering Excellence Grand Award from the North Carolina chapter of ACEC for the Knoerzer project.
The project is the first ecological water reclamation facility in the Southeast. It can treat 0.5 million gallons of high-strength wastewater per day. Innovative moving bed bioreactor technology reduces process time and occupies a smaller footprint than traditional wastewater treatment. This facility positions Pender County as a leader in sustainable wastewater treatment.
The National Recognition Award will be presented on May 7, 2019 in Washington, D.C.