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Parsons Brinckerhoff awarded Everglades stormwater project

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The South Florida Water Management District recently awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff for construction management services in connection with a water quality restoration project in the Everglades.

The C-44 Reservoir/Stormwater Treatment Area Project is part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, which sets out a long-term plan for restoring, protecting, and preserving the water resources of central and southern Florida, including the Everglades.

The C-44 Canal discharges into the Indian River Lagoon and the St. Lucie Estuary. In the last several years, high levels of polluted stormwater runoff have affected the recreational interests and livelihoods of local residents and businesses.

The purpose of the C-44 Reservoir/STA project is to build wetlands, canals, culverts, discharge structures and embankments that will capture local runoff from the C-44 Basin, treat it naturally, and return it to the C-44 Canal.

This project will improve water quality by reducing the level of nutrients, pesticides, herbicides, and other pollutants currently discharged into the estuary.



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