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EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. Wins Engineering Excellence Merit Award from ACEC/Nebraska for Groundwater Nitrate Investigation Project

Hunt Valley, Maryland (25 February 2011)—EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (EA), a leading provider of environmental, engineering, and program/construction management services, announced today that its Groundwater Nitrate Investigation Project has earned a 2011 Engineering Excellence Merit Award, under the Small Projects category, from the American Council of Engineering Companies–Nebraska (ACEC/Nebraska). The award was conferred on EA in a ceremony held in Omaha, Nebraska, on 22 February 2011.

Engineering Excellence Merit Award from ACEC/Nebraska

EA’s winning project was an investigation of elevated nitrate levels affecting several community water systems in the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District of Nebraska. The purpose of the study was to identify the sources and extent of nitrate in groundwater, and determine how to mitigate as well as prevent similar occurrences in the future.

"This study helped the Community Water Supply Protection Areas and stakeholders understand the extent of the contamination; providing an opportunity to address the problem before the contamination exceeds federal standards," said Dan Schulz, Resources Coordinator for the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District. "The District expects to use EA’s approach as a model for future investigations of groundwater contamination. The sound science that EA provided was so well done and thorough that the affected landowners and water users didn’t question the validity of the results or EA’s conclusions."

Dale Schlautman, Manager of EA’s Lincoln office, added, "This was truly a collaborative effort between the communities, landowners, the District, and EA. By working collaboratively with the District and its stakeholders, we were able to achieve the objectives of the study, which focused on protecting community drinking water supplies by increasing public awareness and understanding of nitrate-leaching issues."

About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.

EA provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of government and industrial clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 450 professionals through a network of 23 offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 37 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources. For more information about EA, visit http://www.eaest.com.