A whopping 1,100 water infrastructure fans voted for their favorite ELGL #WaterYouWaitingFor local government water project, all featured and shared on The Atlas. These top four projects are already winners. They’ll receive:
- Honors at the ELGL18 conference in Golden, CO May 18th
2. Profiles (via interviews, pictures, articles) by ELGL and The Atlas
3. Free All-In membership to ELGL
The overall winner will also receive a brag-worthy trophy, and a box of creativity goodies.
We’ll announce the overall winner at #ELGL18 at the 10:20 a.m. session “The Shape of Water” on Friday, May 18. Here are the top four projects (in random order):
At a Glance: The City of Orlando plans to upgrade Lake Monitoring stations as part of this project. These stations will communicate rain intensity duration data to the cloud via wireless connectivity. This information will be used to create an Orlando Unit Hydrograph curve to model storm events within the Orlando watershed.
Kansas City, MO
At a Glance: Kansas City, Missouri, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers collaborate on complex flooding problem-solving and managed funding, administration and real estate in order to reduce heavy rain stormwater impact on local businesses and residences.
At a Glance: To keep sewage mixed with stormwater out of waterways during rain events, Metropolitan Sewer District built a smarter sewer system that costs less than any other solution. Using sensors and computers, we can now monitor and redirect stormwater flows from full interceptor sewers to areas with available capacity.
At a Glance: The city needed to upgrade its effluent to discharge into the Umatilla River. After extensive study and research, the best solution was determined to be treating the water to the level that it could be applied to regular crops. So now the city discharges to the West Extension Irrigation District canal during irrigation season.
The Atlas partnered with ELGL to promote the free and open exchange of ideas where local governments can learn from one another to be most successful. When local leaders share their success stories, everybody wins! This is especially true on expensive and complex public works projects, so the goal of this competition was to collect and share details about the best water projects in the nation.
ELGL selected 18 amazing water projects for you to learn more about on ELGL.org and The Atlas. The local government community voted and selected the above four projects for national recognition.