ACEC/MA Recognizes Firm’s Biofilter Technology System

Newburyport, MA – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Environmental Partners as a winner of its 2020 Silver Engineering Excellence Award for their work on a Biofilter Technology System for the town of Newburyport.

The 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards were recently announced and will be celebrated at the 2021 ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala. The awards celebrate innovation, ingenuity, and excellence in engineering achievement.

Environmental Partners (EP) was hired by the city of Newburyport to act as project design engineer, to identify the sources, concentrations, and constituents of the odor sources, and design the needed upgrades to alleviate them.

The Newburyport Massachusetts economy relies on its marketability as a riverfront and coastal destination for historic, cultural, entertainment, and recreation attractions. Despite the amenities Newburyport offers, wastewater odors had been a longstanding problem. The public demanded a quick, reliable, and comprehensive resolution, and the city promised to deliver. The solution was a unique integrated approach, combining multiple approaches to odor prevention and control, and coordinating capital improvements with process upgrades. Environmental Partners applied source control with a new biofilter technology where there was no room for error. Since the project completion there have been no odor complaints.

Celebrating 23 years, Environmental Partners (EP) is an award-winning multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm built on the core philosophy that a strict focus on client service through partnership creates added value for their clients.