Utilities Team Builds on History of Innovation

Creating a Lasting Positive Impact is more than a mission for us, it’s at the very core of what we do at Draper Aden Associates. It’s always fulfilling to know that our talented team members leave enduring effects in our local communities. One example of Draper Aden serving communities is through our Utilities Engineering Services.


Our Utilities Engineering Division has completed hundreds of projects in the areas of wastewater treatment and collection, water source development, pumping, treatment, transmission, storage, and distribution. Led by our new Utilities Division Team Leader Aziz Ahmed, P.E., ENV-SP, our team of experts offer extensive insight into what is buildable and realistic, as well as what can be done to improve facility design and operation.


Let’s take a look at three Utilities Engineering signature projects that are great examples of accomplishing our mission in the communities in which we live, work and play:


  • City of Staunton Sewer Assessment: The DAA Utilities Division assisted the City of Staunton with inspection of their sewage collection system to evaluate the condition and provide them with a more up to date map of their system. Services performed were CCTV Inspection and assessment, including Pipeline Assessment and Certification Program coding, of approximately 60,000 sewers within the Buttermilk Springs and West Beverley Sewer Basins. Results of the inspection were then sent to the City.


  • Pineview, Westmont, and Westwood Manor Phase I Water System Improvements: The Utilities Division also provided surveying and engineering services to replace the existing aging and small diameter cast iron water mains along numerous roads in Henrico County. Extensive coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) was required during the design phase to assist the County with obtaining the VDOT permit for the project.


  • Pulaski Water Treatment Plant Upgrade: The Town of Pulaski retained DAA to design recommended upgrades to the Town’s Water Treatment Plant. Our report recommended the replacement of raw water and finished water pump systems, installation of emergency generators at the raw water pump station and at the plant, new chemical feed equipment and control systems, replacement of valves and piping in the filter gallery, and a sludge dewatering facility.


Experience matters when it comes to utilities engineering and we are proud to offer innovative strategies to meet the growing demands of operating and maintaining adequate water and sewer services for our clients. We encourage you to learn more about our innovative utilities engineering services and solutions by visiting our website or by downloading a free brochure.