Staff members and leaders at the four project sites operate and maintain water and wastewater utility systems that serve more than 345,000 residents. The Jacobs-operated facilities were in the path of destruction during the 2017 hurricane season. More than 230 Jacobs staff collaborated and shared skills and resources state-wide to prepare and respond to the events. The staff lived and worked at the project sites voluntarily throughout the storms to ensure the water and wastewater facilities remained up and running. The project teams made extensive pre-storm preparations to prevent issues like facility overflows and speed the return of facilities to regular service soon after the storms passed.
“It is an honor for our projects to be nationally recognized for their dedication to their communities,” said Jacobs’ Vice President of Operations Management and Facilities Services Steve Meininger. “With nearly 40 years of water and wastewater operations and maintenance experience, Jacobs has the knowledge, skillset and training to not only prepare for emergencies of this magnitude, but also mitigate the damage done. Our clients value this experience and the resources we bring, especially during hard times.”
The annual Water Heroes Award was presented to Jacobs at the Water Environment Federation’s 91st Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference in New Orleans. The Water Environment Federation is a not-for-profit association that provides technical education and training for water quality professions who clean water and return it safely to the environment.
Jacobs also sponsored the Operations Challenge at WEFTEC 2018, reaffirming its position as a leader in the operations and maintenance of wastewater facilities worldwide. Jacobs is a long-time sponsor of the annual challenge, which is a platform for top wastewater collection and treatment personnel to display their skills. The Operations Challenge events are designed to test the diverse skills required for the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, their collection systems and laboratories.
Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With $15 billion in fiscal 2017 revenue when combined with full-year CH2M revenues and a talent force of more than 77,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit www.jacobs.com, and connect with Jacobs on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. We base these forward-looking statements on management’s current estimates and expectations as well as currently available competitive, financial and economic data. Forward-looking statements, however, are inherently uncertain. There are a variety of factors that could cause business results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements. For a description of some of the factors which may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements please refer to our Form 10-K for the year ended September 29, 2017, and in particular the discussions contained under Items 1 – Business, 1A – Risk Factors, 3 – Legal Proceedings, and 7 – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made herein.