The New York City Public Design Commission (PDC) recognized the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) at the 35th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design for two watershed facility projects designed by Gannett Fleming.
“Gannett Fleming is proud to partner with the DEP in protecting the quality of New York City’s water supply,” said Gene Koontz, PE, BCEE, senior vice president and director of the Water Business Line. “This award demonstrates the joint commitment of Gannett Fleming and the DEP to resolve infrastructure challenges with long-term, sustainable stormwater solutions.”
The DEP received a Special Recognition Award for thoughtful design of green infrastructure in the watershed to help protect the city’s water supply. The award honors the following outstanding projects:
- Stormwater control systems on Drewville Road along the Croton Falls Reservoir in Carmel, New York, and Maple Avenue along the Cross River Reservoir in Bedford, New York
- Improvements to the Stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP-37) along the Kensico Reservoir in Valhalla, New York.
Gannett Fleming provided engineering design services for stormwater control prior to discharge into the reservoirs. The design at the Drewville Road site features a combination of swales and stormwater detention basins, while the Maple Avenue site design integrates catch basins, a hydrodynamic separator, piping detention systems, and filters. Additionally, our firm designed improvements to the existing BMP-37 site, including a box culvert extension and a maintenance road.
“DEP’s use of green infrastructure in its upstate properties not only results in resilient and innovative designs, but is a critical component of the agency’s ability to maintain the high quality of New York City’s drinking water supply,” the PDC said in the awards announcement. The DEP delivers more than one billion gallons of drinking water to nine million New Yorkers every day.
The PDC has recognized outstanding public projects with its Annual Awards for Excellence in Design since 1983. The winning projects are selected from hundreds of submissions reviewed by the commission the previous year.