Burns & McDonnell Southeast Shares Georgia’s Growing Water Need
Burns & McDonnell – Southeast, an award-winning full-service engineering firm, introduced the infographic, “The Big Gulp: Georgia’s Water Challenge,” which illustrates the use of water in Georgia and the projected need in the state by the year 2020. In the starkest terms, in a very short time, Georgia will require twice as much water than it currently uses to meet the needs of the growing state. The four main users of water – energy, agriculture, industry and municipal – will require five billion gallons of water every day, even in the most conservative of estimations.
“Combine our growing population with the addition of power plants and growing industrial needs and we easily get to a projected need of five billion gallons of water every day – double Georgia’s current use,” said Wayne Haynie, regional water practice manager, Burns & McDonnell – Southeast. “The infographic shows where Georgia’s water need comes from, how quickly that demand will rise beyond our current resource and frames that need in ways we can better understand. With all of our recent rainfall, we may be lulled into thinking our water resources are adequate and nature alone will meet our growing demands – that’s just not going to be enough. We need our expertise and collaboration now to properly address water and wastewater management in every region of the state.”
Burns &McDonnell has been working in water engineering and management and its related fields for more than 100 years. Its Southeast team of Professional Engineers offers water and wastewater engineering, planning, conservation and management expertise in Georgia and across the Southeast.
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About Burns & McDonnell – Southeast
Burns & McDonnell – Southeast based in metro Atlanta is recognized as one of Georgia’s “Best Places to Work” by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and “Best Engineering Firm” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the accolades reflect the company’s dedication to all of its employee-owners and to its clients. The Southeast regional office is part of the full-service engineering firm Burns & McDonnell, based in Kansas City, Mo. It was ranked 18th on FORTUNE magazine’s annual list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” (up from 26th last year), the 2012 ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) Company of the Year from the ESOP Association, and for the last four years, Burns & McDonnell is one of eight architecture, engineering and construction firms nationwide to receive the Premier Award for Client Satisfaction from the Professional Services Management Journal.
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