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Water Resources Members Present at Spring Water Conference
Presentation by Clayton Ten Eyck, P.E.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (May 1, 2015) – Members from Molzen Corbin recently presented at the First Annual Spring Conference hosted by the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works (RMSAWWA) and the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association (RMWEA).  This sold-out conference was held at the Rotunda at the UNM Science & Technology Park and targeted water industry professionals, academics, operators, as well as students.

Clayton Ten Eyck, P.E. discussed the Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant for the Anthony Water and Sanitation District designed by Molzen Corbin.  This facility included reverse osmosis membrane treatment coupled with a sophisticated blending configuration to efficiently remove contaminants including, but not limited to, arsenic, nitrates and TDS with flexibility to treat single and multiple wells within their water supply.

Casey Cook, P.E. gave an overview of the water supply system design for the Zia Enterprise Zone.  The goal of this project was to create a clean and consistent water supply for the Pueblo’s planned commercial development in San Ysidro while avoiding the need for arsenic treatment. Among the technical challenges was a river crossing underneath the Jemez River.

Molzen Corbin team members continue to support our communities throughout the State of New Mexico while providing solutions to manage our water resources.

Three Projects Named 2015 ACEC Award Winners

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (February, 2015) – Molzen Corbin won three 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) New Mexico Chapter.  They are:

  • Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant (Top Winner, Water Resources Category) - The Anthony Water and Sanitation District was faced with a tremendous challenge of multiple constituents exceeding the EPA’s primary and secondary drinking water standards in their water, making it unsafe for consumption.  The Molzen Corbin team designed a centralized reverse osmosis treatment system that included a sophisticated blending configuration to efficiently remove contaminants including, but not limited to, arsenic, nitrates and TDS with flexibility to treat single and multiple wells within their water supply.  The design also provided for optimizing the beneficial use of the District’s water rights.
  • Long-Term Parking Photovoltaic Improvements Albuquerque International Sunport (Top Winner, Energy Category) - The Molzen Corbin team designed an innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective solution for the Sunport that included a photovoltaic system installed on top of carports and energy-efficient LED lighting designed to save energy and effectively maximize the lighting distribution. This environmentally-friendly solution not only helps the Sunport remain competitive within the commercial aviation arena, it will reduce the carbon footprint by 1,300 metric tons per year.
  • Mesilla Plaza Kiosko Improvements (Special Project) - The Molzen Corbin team ensured that the structure was refurbished according to current code requirements while maintaining its historic character, by designing improvements that re-used as much of the original material as possible. The entire Plaza was updated with modern amenities that included lighting improvements. Our dedicated team finished on time and on budget.

For more than 50 years, Molzen Corbin has provided exceptional engineering, architecture and planning services to New Mexico towns, villages, cities, Native American tribes and pueblos, universities and state agencies. Our success is rooted in the strong relationships we've cultivated during our long history in the state. At Molzen Corbin you're more than a client - you're a friend.

Got Solar? Bernalillo County is Leading the Charge for Clean Energy and Cost Savings

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (December 1, 2014) – Bernalillo County has recently become the first county in the state to install a solar powered system at an existing facility. This system is generating renewable energy for the County’s largest consumer of electricity, the Metropolitan Detention Center. As a direct result, the County expects to save more than $300,000 over the next 20 years. The purchase agreement also enabled the County to invest in renewable energy without going into debt. Construction created about 50 jobs and generated $240,000 in gross receipts taxes.  And last but not least, the project will reduce the County’s use of fossil fuels and CO2 emissions. 

Molzen Corbin is honored to have designed this project, which will not only reduce energy costs for the County, but provide a clean, pure energy source that helps combat greenhouse gas emissions, global warming and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.  Clean energy and cost savings - now that’s something we can all cherish!

Check out the full story in the November-December 2014 issue of Public Works written by Kerry Bassore and Mary Murnane, Bernalillo County Public Works Division.

Photo credit: Blaise Koller