dws-arcadis-echo-park-lake-las-view-770px-1Global engineering and consultancy firm Arcadis, as part of a team of experts, supported the city of Los Angeles' bureau of engineering for improvements to Echo Park Lake, a 13-acre urban lake surrounded by 16 acres of recreational open space.

The project support the city's proposition O efforts to clean waterways, beaches and oceans to comply with the U.S. Clean Water Act.  

Arcadis experts oversaw in-lake improvements, vegetation, habitat and park improvements and construction of a pump station to divert storm water to appropriate places. The end result is a beautified, safe and enjoyable park for residents.

dws-arcadis-echo-park-lake-la-rehabilitation-work-350pxLasting improvements
"Being able to contribute to the city of Los Angeles' urban landscape is a great point of pride for us," said Hector Arias, Arcadis project manager. "We met strict deadlines to meet schedule, and even finished the project nearly two weeks ahead of time — unheard of in the industry. Working together with the architect/engineer, Black & Veatch, and the general contractor, Ford E.C., we are excited to make lasting improvements for generations to come."

Clean regional waterways
In 2004, Los Angeles voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition O, which authorized the City of Los Angeles to issue a series of general obligation bonds for up to 500 million USD for projects to protect public health by cleaning up pollutants in LA’s regional waterways and ocean to meet federal Clean Water Act regulations.

This news item was originally published on the website of Arcadis.

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