Water Infrastructure Project Wins a top ASCE Civil Engineering Award #water

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Photo taken from a helicopter of the Olivenhain Dam and reservoir near Escondido, CA. Photo by Phil Konstantin
San Diego county can rest a bit more easily should a major earthquake, or another disaster disrupt supply of water it imports. The 25 year project investing in San Diego's water infrastructure won the American Society of Civil Engineers' Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award. The San Diego County Water Authority was recognized for developing a system that will ensure "uninterrupted and ample water supply for at lease six months following a hazard event" by utilizing dams, reservoirs, pump stations, pipelines and tunnels as part of a water conveyance system. The next OCEA Award Deadline is on June 1st