Sherwin-Williams Announces 2020 Water & Wastewater Impact Award Winners
Challenging membrane bioreactor basin lining project earns first place honors for the South Valley Sewer District, CDC Restoration & Construction, and Bowen, Collins & Associates
CLEVELAND, OHIO (December 3, 2020) – A labor-intensive restoration of eight deteriorated membrane bioreactor (MBR) basins for the South Valley Sewer District (SVSD) Jordan Basin Water Reclamation Facility in Bluffdale, Utah, has earned the facility and project team the 2020 Sherwin-Williams Impact Award. The award recognizes exceptional projects that feature high-performance coating and lining materials from Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine. The project involved restoring the concrete basins and applying a durable, fiberglass-reinforced lining system designed to prevent future deterioration. The winning team includes the SVSD, general contractor CDC Restoration & Construction, and Bowen, Collins & Associates, which served as the project’s engineering and coating inspection firm.
Through the Impact Award program, we take pride in honoring the problem solvers who find ways to ensure the proper care and upkeep of critical water and wastewater infrastructure to continually deliver safe, reliable service in communities across North America.
A similar endeavor featuring a different lining solution for MBR basins was named the runner-up project. Applicators from Champion Coatings installed a flexible polyurethane lining system in five newly installed basins at the Grand Forks Regional Water Treatment Plant for the City of Grand Forks, North Dakota. In addition, Traill Painting Company coated a wide array of assets for the plant, including applying a heavy-duty, graphite-filled lining system on a secondary containment vessel, installing resinous flooring throughout the facility, and coating pipes, tanks, walls, doors and numerous other structures. Additional project members included civil/environmental consulting engineering firm AE2S and engineering and construction firm Ulliman Schutte Construction.
The honorable mention project focused on the potable water storage side of the water and wastewater industry. It involved the inside and outside restoration of a 500,000-gallon water tower for Saint Paul Regional Water Services in St. Paul, Minnesota. Inside the tower, applicators from TMI Coatings installed a zinc/epoxy/epoxy lining system that had recently secured industry approval for potable water storage, making this the first tower to feature the interior lining. In addition, applicators used a zinc/epoxy/polyurethane system with excellent color and gloss retention on the exterior. Consulting services firm Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®) served as the engineering and coatings inspection firm for the project.
“When we review applications for the Sherwin-Williams Impact Award each year, we’re always very impressed by the applicants’ commitment to finding optimal solutions to water and wastewater challenges. As we see in this year’s first place and runner-up projects, there are multiple ways to address similar challenges, with the best solution dependent on the particular project,” said Murray Heywood, North America Market Manager, Water & Wastewater, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine. “Through the Impact Award program, we take pride in honoring the problem solvers who find ways to ensure the proper care and upkeep of critical water and wastewater infrastructure to continually deliver safe, reliable service in communities across North America.”
The Sherwin-Williams Impact Award program recognizes application contractors, specifiers and owners for excellence on North American water and wastewater projects that have a compelling effect on the industry with regard to public safety, asset protection and infrastructure life cycle improvement. Eligible projects included any water-related structure that was new, restored and/or rehabilitated in 2019 and was completed using coating and lining materials from Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine.
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings delivers smart asset protection and unmatched commercial, technical and specification service to customers in a wide array of markets, including Oil & Gas, Water & Wastewater, Bridge & Highway, Steel Fabrication, Flooring, Food & Beverage, Mining, Rail, Marine, Power Generation and Fire Protection. From alkyds to zincs, Sherwin-Williams offers a complete line of time-tested, high-performance coatings and systems to combat corrosion, supported by the largest group of NACE-certified professionals in the industry. Our world-class product portfolio is backed by premier technology and innovation platforms, and includes a growing line of Global Core products available at the same quality and performance standard anywhere in the world, and delivered from over 5,000 company-owned North America locations and across our rapidly growing international distribution footprint. The Protective & Marine Division is part of the Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group, which supplies a broad range of highly-engineered solutions for construction, industrial, packaging and transportation markets in more than 120 countries in the world. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers.
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