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Martinez IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Wins ACEC Texas Engineering Excellence Award

February 10, 2020

Congratulations to the project team for the Martinez IV Wastewater Treatment Plant, which has received an Engineering Excellence Silver Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas

The Martinez IV project increases treatment capacity for the San Antonio River Authority's service area in eastern Bexar County, which is experiencing rapid residential growth. At the same time, the project achieved measurable progress in treatment sustainability. It was rated Envision Silver by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure — the first wastewater treatment plant in Texas to receive such a recognition. 

Read more about the project's sustainable approach on the FNI Water blog: Lessons Learned from an Envision-Rated Treatment Plant 

Martinez IV was completed using the design-build delivery method, which is uncommon for wastewater treatment plan projects. This method facilitated successful implementation of an accelerated project and provided important contractor insight for sustainable features. The innovative approaches have reduced energy use, waste, operational and maintenance costs, and capital costs for future phases.