LDA is committed to giving back and investing in the communities where we live and work. For the third year in a row, LDA is proud to be a main event sponsor for Oak Ridge’s Secret City Festival. The importance and history of the festival to the citizens of Oak Ridge made this a great opportunity for LDA to show its support for the City.
By David Marcum, P.E.
You awaken one morning to find work crews and loud equipment outside your house. You learn that they are in the process of rehabilitating city sewer lines, something that has rarely, if ever, crossed your mind. Or maybe the problem is located down the street, and you’re not sure why workers with large and noisy vehicles are parked and blocking the street at your house.
The American Water Works Association has released its State of the Water Industry Report for 2014, which identified the top industry issues – infrastructure, long-term supply, financing for capital improvements and public understanding of the value of water resources, systems and services.
Wastewater collection systems are underground and out of sight. However, when a sewer rehabilitation project accounts for nearly one-third of a city’s wastewater system, it affects the community in a big way. LDA Engineering recently assisted Morristown Utilities Commission with the rehabilitation of the Spring Creek basin, much to the city’s benefit.