Larson Design Group’s TerrAqua Resource Management Receives National Recognition Award in Washington, DC
On April 1, Larson Design Group received a National Recognition Award through the American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC) and American Consulting Engineers Council of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) for design and development of TerrAqua Resource Management (TARM), Pennsylvania’s first enterprise for water recycling from Marcellus Shale development.
TARM representatives Marty Muggleton and Quay Schappell joined LDG President and CEO, Keith Kuzio, as LDG accepted the award at the Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC.
“Larson Design Group was last recognized at this level in 2004, so this is a rare and rewarding experience for our firm,” said Marty Muggleton, Vice President. “It is unique because TARM is a design and an enterprise. That combination is uncommon in ACEC’s competition. ACEC’s recognition strengthens TARM’s position in the market by validating that recycling is the high compliance objective and a major step towards sustainable development of the Marcellus. TARM’s growth will allow for more and more water to be recycled and that is good for the industry and our region.”
TARM’s highly-compliant recycle/reuse facility treats flowback and produced waters from Marcellus Shale Development and allows clients to recycle nearly all of their generated water. Since its operations commenced about a year ago, TARM has allowed its clients to recycle and reuse more than 41 million gallons of water generated from Marcellus development.
Operations such as TARM extend benefits of high compliance and sustainability within Marcellus Shale development through reuse of water resources; reducing carbon footprint and impacts on local roadways by fewer truck trips; reducing air quality impacts; reducing traffic congestion; and improving roadway safety.
Through additional developments, TARM will further enhance its ability to recycle water for clients in more remote areas that lack typical infrastructure.
Each year, ACEC recognizes member firms that contribute to better quality of life in America and across the globe through the Engineering Excellence Awards. Recipients are weighted on criteria such as social benefits, technical and economic value, and uniqueness. TARM also received the ACEC/PA Diamond Honor Award for Engineering Excellence for TARM. For more information, visit www.acec.org.
Larson Design Group is a growing, multi-disciplined brand architecture, engineering, and surveying firm, providing innovative design solutions for the private and public sectors. Our staff has diverse knowledge in environmental systems, energy, surveying, site development, structures, transportation, and inspection. Headquartered in Williamsport, other offices include Selinsgrove, Bloomsburg, Lititz, and Bethel, Pennsylvania, and Corning, New York.
To learn more about TerrAqua Resource Management, visit tarmsolutions.com.
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