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PISCES Award Winning Project Featured in Sioux Falls Argus Leader

December 17, 2019

Follow this link to the story about the Dell Rapids, SD wastewater treatment facility award:

https://bit.ly/2PQz9GC

 

Dell Rapids Wastewater Treatment Facility Named PISCES Exceptional Project by the EPA

December 12, 2019

The City of Dell Rapids, SD wastewater treatment facility was one of 30 clean water infrastructure projects recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program. These exemplary projects showcase water quality improvements and public health protections that can be achieved when the federal government, states, municipalities and local utilities work together.

“The State Revolving Fund programs play a critical role in helping communities modernize aging infrastructure, create jobs, and protect public health and the environment,” said David Ross, Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Water. “These projects are making vital water quality improvements in communities across the country.”

The State Revolving Funds (SRF) are EPA-state partnerships that provide communities with a permanent, independent source of low-cost financing for a wide range of water quality and drinking water infrastructure projects. EPA’s SRFs have provided more than $170 billion in financial assistance to over 39,900 water quality infrastructure projects and 14,500 drinking water projects across the country. This year’s honored projects include large wastewater infrastructure upgrades, community driven green infrastructure development and the construction of new water treatment plants. Several projects also include lead service line replacement, furthering EPA’s goals to protect human health under the Federal Lead Action Plan. All of these projects highlight outstanding achievements in water quality improvement that benefit Americans from coast to coast.

EPA’s Performance and Innovation in the SRF Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) program celebrates innovation demonstrated by CWSRF programs and assistance recipients. Each participating program nominated an innovative project that improved water quality, provided public health or economic benefits; and/or encouraged sustainability in the marketplace. Thirty projects by state or local governments, public utilities, and private entities were recognized by the 2019 PISCES program.

To see the full list of 2019 PISCES recognized projects visit the EPA website:
https://www.epa.gov/cwsrf/pisces

 

Sioux County Regional Airport Project Named Gold Winner by ACPA

December 11, 2019

The Sioux County Regional Airport was named the national Gold Winner by the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) at its 30th Annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavements” awards event December 5, 2019 in New Orleans. Congratulations to our client, Sioux County Regional Airport, and contractor Cedar Valley Construction on this accomplishment. We are proud to be your partners on this important project in northwest Iowa.

Receiving the award were David Feilmeier, representing DGR Engineering, along with Jason Hankins, Project Manager; Craig Hughes, Vice President Operations; Willie Calderwood, Senior Vice President; Steve Jackson, President, all representing Cedar Valley Construction.

 

Davis, Wells Recognized with 20-Year Service Awards

October 25, 2019

DGR Engineering recognized engineers Paul Davis and Bryan Wells for their 20 years of service to the company at the company gathering on October 11.

Davis joined the firm in 1999 after earning his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from North Dakota State University. He is a project manager in the electrical power department at DGR Engineering’s Rock Rapids location. Wells also joined the company in 1999 following completion of his bachelor’s degree in civil/environmental engineering from South Dakota State University. He is department head for DGR Engineering’s Sioux City Office.

Photo ID: Marlin Overman, Vice President, Bryan Wells, Paul Davis, and Blair Metzger, President.

 

2019-2020 Scholarship Winners Announced

October 14, 2019

Mitchell Haselhoff, Rock Rapids, IA and Taylor Fauth, Leola, SD have been awarded 2019-2020 DGR Engineering Scholarships. Mitchell and Taylor have each received a cash award of $2,000 towards the 2019-2020 academic year in recognition of their academic accomplishments and expectation of achievement in the engineering profession.

Mitchell is the son of Dennis and Stacie Haselhoff and attends South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, SD. He is involved with FSAE Wild Hare Racing Club and SDSU Robotics. He has a 3.94 cumulative grade point average.

Taylor is the daughter of Jason and Pamela Fauth. She attends SDSU and serves as president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), is vice president of Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and vice president of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). She maintains a 3.96 cumulative grade point average.

The DGR Engineering scholarship is awarded annually to an applicant who has completed 45 semester credit hours by June 1 of the current year in an accredited undergraduate engineering or land surveying degree program within the United States and has a minimum 3.0 composite collegiate GPA. DGR Engineering has created this scholarship to promote and advance the engineering profession in this region.