2016 Grand Award Winners - Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. and Cannon & Cannon, Inc.

Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.

(Pigeon Forge Wastewater Treatment Plant, Pigeon Forge, TN – Waste and Stormwater)

Smith Seckman Reid was selected by Pigeon Forge to plan, design, and provide construction administration and commissioning services for the wastewater treatment plant.  The design incorporated original and innovative features including drone surveillance, a chemical dosing system and Sequencing Batch Reactor designed for flexibility due to the City’s wide variances in daily wastewater; an aerobic digestion system which incorporates submerged plate membranes, and the first reuse system in East Tennessee.

The plant was brought in under budget and four months ahead of schedule. The new plant will enable Pigeon Forge to preserve its environment, increase its permanent population, and grow as a tourist destination.

Cannon & Cannon, Inc.

(Harriman Utility Board Water Loss Program, Hendersonville, TN – Water Resources)

Cannon & Cannon, Inc. developed a comprehensive water loss control program for Harriman Utility Board (HUB). Tools employed to investigate over 200 miles of pipe covering 75 square miles include the latest technology in hydraulic modeling, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), and acoustic leak detection. Successful implementation of these technologies and analysis of the results narrowed the focus to two of fourteen zones in the distribution system. Eighty eight million gallons of water are now conserved annually, enough to fill an Olympic swimming pool every three days. HUB now treats 19% less water resulting in reduced chemical and energy consumption and lower costs.