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Together, we’ll make sure your water gets to where it needs to go

Reliability for the present and capacity for the future.

It seems so simple. Turn on a faucet, water appears. Flush a toilet, water disappears. But behind that simplicity is a complex infrastructure that most people don’t think too much about. That’s where we come in. Our team of conveyance specialists think a lot about where water comes from, where it goes, and how it gets there. Systems to move, treat, and store potable water, stormwater, and sanitary sewage are increasingly more complex as our communities grow larger. We're at the forefront of developing creative solutions to improve and expand this critical infrastructure. In our view, a solution starts with a good plan. That’s why our team is built on experts in planning and modeling. We understand how to evaluate and optimize systems, assess risk, and plan capital improvements. When it’s time to implement, we apply advanced techniques in trenchless technology, hydraulic structure optimization, odor and corrosion analysis, and computational fluid dynamics. We focus on delivering reliability for the present and capacity for the future for all parts of the system—be it pipelines, pumping stations, or storage facilities along the route.

  • 21K+
    miles of pipe
  • 500+
    pumps last 20 years
  • 900+
    trenchless installs

Learn from Stantec deputy design director Dan Grandal how we’re helping New Orleans prepare for a more resilient future.

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<p>New Orleans is a very vulnerable city, it’s got the Gulf on one side, the Mississippi runs through it, and you have Lake Pontchartrain, one of the largest lakes in the US, right behind it. New Orleans has a history of flooding, and every time they’ve come back, they’ve built a safer, stronger system.</p> <p>This project is huge. It’s one of the largest pump stations in the world. It’s currently $615 million budget to build three separate sites at the end of each of the drainage canals to Lake Pontchartrain.</p> <p>Stantec performed geotech, structural, electrical, mechanical design, civil design, hydraulic design... We were basically taking care of the entire project. There was over 450 staff from 55 different offices that converged on this project to make it happen.</p> <p>As far as the pump station itself, we have built a lot of resiliency and redundant design into the systems. The generator facilities that we have for these stations basically gives you enough power to power a small city. So in case the whole city gets flooded, this pump station will still be operational and be able to evacuate the water quicker and help New Orleans bounce back quicker.</p> <p>The most rewarding part of the project has been helping out the community. I went to Tulane University and lived in New Orleans for four years in the 90s and really got a connection to the community, the music, the food. New Orleans has a certain draw to it that really pulls you in. More than professionally working on a project, just being able to just help out; when I tell people what I do, a lot of times they’re just like “thank you, thank you for coming and helping us.”</p>

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