October 7, 2013

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Geosyntec to Support Water Security, Sustainability for Defense Facilities Near Savannah

Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the Notice of Award for a Basic Ordering Agreement for the Technical Services Supporting Water Security and Sustainability Program at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield (HAAF).

The U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense have partnered to provide applied research and technical support for securing the nation's drinking water and wastewater systems. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its operating contractor, UT Battelle, selected Geosyntec to provide technical assistance on approaches to ensuring sustainable supplies of water at these two coastal Georgia federal facilities where traditional groundwater supplies are not available for further development.

"While we normally don't associate coastal communities with limits on future groundwater withdrawals, prudent resource management dictates that stakeholders evaluate alternative sources, use strategies, and physical infrastructure, as options for ensuring a stable water supply," said Jimmy Whitmer, PG, Geosyntec's program manager.

"We look forward to working with our colleagues at UT Battelle and the Army installations to develop forward-looking management strategies that provide security for the water and wastewater infrastructure at Fort Stewart and HAAF," said Justin Knight, PE, Geosyntec's project manager. "Local agencies, state regulators, consumers, and other stakeholders are becoming keenly aware that long-term water resources planning is essential to ensure that quality of life and economic sustainability goals can be met. Geosyntec is please to be part of this effort."