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MFN Wastewater Facility Wins for Engineering Excellence

Boston – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named CDM Smith as a 2019 bronze award winner for engineering excellence for their work on the water pollution control facility upgrade and expansion for the MFN Regional Wastewater District.

The upgrade and expansion to the Mansfield, Foxboro, and Norton (MFN) Regional Wastewater District – Water Pollution Control Facility represents a significant achievement in engineering, utilizing state-of the-art technology to improve hydraulic capacity and treatment effectiveness for watershed nutrients of concern such as nitrogen and phosphorus.

The upgraded plant brings significant environmental benefits to the Three Mile River in Norton, while providing equally significant financial savings for the three towns of the district through shared resources and reduced costs. As such, this project paves the way for increased regional commercial smart development in an environmentally responsible manner.

The Fuller Brook Park Preservation Project’s goals were to preserve, restore, and rehabilitate the structural, environmental, and aesthetic elements of the 110-year-old park. The Fuller Brook Park Coordinating Committee teamed with BETA Group, Inc. to achieve these goals. The firm preserved and enhanced the naturalistic character of the park, restored and stabilized Fuller Brook and Caroline Brook, installed a more natural path while retaining most of the existing path alignment, enhanced and restored views to historic bridges and other features, preserved and restored existing trees, and enhanced native plant diversity and vegetation cover.

The 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with special guest emcees Jonathan L. Gulliver, Highway Administrator at MassDOT and Frederick A. Laskey, executive director of MWRA.