J-U-B Contributes to Nationally-Recognized Dixie Drain Project

As a subconsultant to Brown and Caldwell, J-U-B Engineers had a significant role in the planning, design, and implementation of the Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal Project for the City of Boise, Idaho. The program was an innovative means to remove phosphorus from the Boise River by treating an irrigation drain rather than adding extraordinary systems to the City’s wastewater treatment plants.

The project garnered the Grand Award for Idaho in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC-Idaho) Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA). The Grand Award is the highest achievement in the state EEA program. Moreover, in April 2018, the project received a Grand Award at the national ACEC level, one of just 16 projects so recognized in the country this year.

“This project represents the what J-U-B is all about,” says J-U-B President Tim Haener, “we helped the team create a better Boise by saving them millions of dollars in conventional wastewater treatment though an innovative solution.”

The project consisted of a drain diversion structure, pump stations, lined earthen treatment cells, solids storage cell, effluent structure, and operations building. JUB’s scope of work included surveying, entitlement work, hydraulics, drain discharge structure and screening system, earthwork and groundwater system for the lined treatment cells, and all related systems.