“Beneath the Surface: The Journey of Water,” Presented by the International Water Association and Produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions Features Two Black & Veatch Projects

Sep 22, 2022 10:00 AM ET
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 22, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a leading global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, today announced that two of its water projects are included in “Beneath the Surface: The Journey of Water,” presented by the International Water Association and produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions. The film profiles innovators advancing security, resilience and stewardship into global water systems. The two projects discussed in the film, Soquel Creek Water District in California and Fontenelle Park in Nebraska, highlight Black & Veatch’s experience in developing holistic approaches that solve the industry’s evolving challenges, ensuring a lasting, dependable water ecosystem.

Driving sustainable groundwater supply management for Northern California’s Soquel Creek Water District

Black & Veatch is working with the Soquel Creek Water District to build treatment facilities and associated infrastructure to replenish groundwater supplies impacted by over-drafting and seawater intrusion. The project will recycle up to 490 million gallons of water per year from the Santa Cruz Wastewater Treatment Facility by processing it through tertiary and advanced water purification technologies. The project not only helps to reduce treated effluent from being discharged to the Monterey Bay, but it also aids in the beneficial reuse of expanding recycled water and replenishing the region’s groundwater basin.

Strategic stormwater separation and green infrastructure solution for Omaha, Nebraska’s Fontenelle Park

Black & Veatch played a key role in the city of Omaha’s strategy to protect local water quality. This project consisted of an environmentally friendly stormwater detention system that captures rainwater and snowmelt to lessen the demands on the city's sewer systems, reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and improve water quality.

“Our work with Soquel Creek and the City of Omaha illustrates our innovative solutions and the range of expertise that we bring to the water industry,” said Mike Orth, President of Governments & Environment at Black & Veatch. “Taking part in this film gave us the opportunity to bring awareness to the critical needs of this vital resource and to demonstrate the solutions that are possible in the complex world of water.”

Backed by over a century’s worth of experience in infrastructure development, Black & Veatch works with public providers and private industries to modernize energy, water and telecommunications infrastructure, optimize asset use, meet performance goals, reduce cost and mitigate risk.

Editor’s Notes

  • Learn more about Black & Veatch’s involvement in Soquel Creek Water District’s groundwater replenishment and seawater intrusion prevention project here.
  • Learn more about Black & Veatch’s work with the city of Omaha’s Fontenelle Park here.
  • View the films and learn more about the Beneath the Surface film series here.


About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is a 100-percent employee-owned global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people around the world by addressing the resilience and reliability of our most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2021 exceeded US$3.3 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social media.

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