Houston Waterworks Team: 2 Million Man-Hours with Zero Lost Time Accidents
HOUSTON—The Houston Waterworks Team (HWT), a joint
venture of CDM Smith and Jacobs for the $1.77B Northeast Water Purification
Plant Expansion (NEWPP) project, has passed the milestone of 2 million man-hours with zero lost time accidents.
This milestone demonstrates that HWT is well-trained and well-structured to
continue our proven safety performance to the 3 million man-hour mark and
More than one
hundred HWT professionals have been working on site, first on the design and
now the construction of the NEWPP Project, for more than four years. Five years
remain until the Plant’s completion. It is the largest progressive design-build
drinking water treatment plant project in the country. More than 700
people come to work with HWT on the NEWPP project site every day, and many more
support the project from off-site offices.
In addition to an
exemplary safety record, the Project is on-budget and on-time, all while
maintaining excellent quality. This project will increase the City of Houston’s
ability to provide reliable and safe drinking water by 320 million gallons per
day. In addition, the NEWPP project is helping to reduce area subsidence by
using surface water sources for drinking water production in lieu of groundwater
sources. The team is determined to secure the drinking water supply for the
Houston metro area for generations to come.
accomplishment is a testament to the team’s commitment to safety. Our health
and safety (H&S) program is based on the principles that people are our
greatest asset, accidents and injuries are preventable, and everyone is
responsible for safety.
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