FALL 2018

The calendar year is coming to a close and Civiltec remains as busy as ever. Looking back at 2018, our team has accomplished so much. Moreover, we have had many opportunities to demonstrate our expertise, from testing ozone as a disinfectant at the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant to improving groundwater treatment with the Chino Basin Desalter Authority.

Of course, Civiltec's success is entirely due to the hard work of its team members. The Monrovia office is very happy to welcome Receptionist Shari Mateus, Survey Manager Chris Duncan, Intern Jeromy Gurule and Intern Tim Kwan to our staff. We were also thrilled to celebrate Project Manager and Associate Octavio Solorza's 30-year anniversary in March, Designer Jose Martinez's 20-year anniversary in November and Staff Engineer Charlie Devine's 20-year anniversary in June!

Check out this Fall 2018 Quarterly Newsletter for a brief glance at the latest Civiltec projects in California and the people who make this work happen. If you know others who would appreciate this Quarterly Newsletter,  and encourage them to join our mailing list!  If you or someone you know would like to join the Civiltec team in our Monrovia office, check out the  Current Openings  page on our website.

W. David Byrum, P.E.
President and Principal Engineer
Civiltec Engineering, Inc.

Congrats to Octavio Solorza on 30 years with Civiltec!
Octavio Solorza
Over the course of three decades, Octavio has worked to support and guide his teammates as a Project Manager and, later, an Associate.

We wanted to give him a chance to reflect on his time with Civiltec.

Ozone Demonstration Study at Tillman Water Reclamation Plant
Civiltec is once again partnering with the City of Los Angeles for a project at the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant (DCTWRP). Civiltec had previously worked with the City to build the plant - the City's first design-build project.

For this new effort, Civiltec is in the process of testing ozone as a disinfectant. The proposed ozone solution will be used to destroy contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in effluent or waste currently produced by the DCTWRP.

Improving Groundwater Treatment at CDA
The South Archibald Plume Cleanup Project (SAPCP) is being implemented under a Cleanup and Abatement Order (CAO) to alleviate teracholoroethylene (TCE) contamination, as well as 1,2,3-TCP, percholorate, and hexavalent chromium in groundwater under a portion of Ontario, California. The Chino Basin Desalter Authority (CDA) recently selected Civiltec to improve its groundwater treatment as part of this project.

Civiltec Booths at SCWUA Vendors Fair
The Southern California Water Utilities Agency (SCWUA) hosted a Vendors Fair at the Irwindale Speedway on September 13, 2018. David Song, Bed Dawadi, Greg Ripperger, Caitlyn Padilla, Jorge Martinez, and Diana Occhipinti represented the firm and hosted fun games for attendees to enjoy.

"The Project Managers were able to get some face time in with the clients. Overall, it was a fun way to connect with our clients and we look forward to doing it again in the future," said Caitlyn.

We love hearing news from everyone in the Civiltec community. Feel free to reach out, say hello and tell us all the news from your organization!

In This Issue
Staff Spotlight

" I love traveling! I have been to many beautiful places in the United States, Europe, and Central America. One of my favorite and most unique trips was to Mopan River Resort in the jungles of Belize. We explored the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, and Tikal in Guatemala. Then we tubed through caves on the Branch River and canoed in Barton Creek Cave, which was dark and full of bats. It was a bit tricky in places; we had to lie down flat in our canoe to get through some parts!"

Check out Shari's full Staff Spotlight  to learn a little more about her professional background and personal interests.