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In February, the American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC California) unveiled the 2018 recipients of its prestigious Engineering Excellence Awards. Among the recipients, the offices of Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group in Bakersfield and Fresno, were recognized for their work on the Lerdo Campus Water & Wastewater Improvements in Kern County and on the Gary R. Serrato Intertie Facility in Fresno County.

In all, 39 California firms representing 55 projects were recognized. 19 Honor Awards were granted to 18 firms; 26 Merit Awards were granted to 20 firms; and 10 Commendation Awards were granted to 9 firms. The winner of the Golden State Award, an honor bestowed on the best overall project, was announced at the Engineering Excellence Awards dinner in February 2018. The awards dinner is also a fundraiser for the ACEC California Scholarship Foundation 501(c)3, which provides scholarship awards to accomplished graduate and undergraduate students. Honor Award winners that were eligible entered the national level Engineering Excellence Awards competition and had their photographic panels on display at the Capitol, outside of the Governor’s office, in early 2018 during National Engineers Week.

The Merit Award recipients from the Central Valley include:

Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group in Bakersfield, CA, for its work on the Lerdo Campus Water & Wastewater Improvements in Kern County, CA. The project upgraded and improved the water and sewer infrastructure to accommodate the expansion of the jail and detention facilities in rural Kern County, located north of Bakersfield, that will house over 3,400 inmates.

Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group in Fresno, CA, for its work on the Gary R. Serrato Intertie Facility in Fresno County, CA. The project connects the Gould Canal to the Friant-Kern Canal, increases water supply reliability, enhances operational flexibility, and reduces system constraints by providing a mechanism for water transfer between the Kings River and FKC systems. The project also established a mechanism for drought and dry year supply capacity that addressed critical water supply needs of disadvantaged communities along the Friant system.

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