Parametrix had the honor of once again hosting American Water Works Association’s South Sound Subsection's Annual Water Taste Test & Meter Madness Challenge! Water companies from around the South Puget Sound region came to compete for the title of best tasting water. Judging is based on scent, flavor, and aftertaste. This year's winners were:
1st Place - Mt. View Edgewood
2nd Place - City of Sumner
3rd Place - Lake Josephine Rivera
The winner goes on to compete for "Best in the Northwest" at the 2018 American Water Works Association Pacific Northwest Section conference in Tacoma, WA.
The event also includes a "Meter Madness Challenge". Carlos Camacho from Tacoma Public Utilities Water took home 1st place in that competition.
Another part of the fun – a beer SCADA machine designed by Parametrix’s water and electrical engineers.
Parametrix had the honor of working on a project for some very special clients – here’s a hint, they have four legs, fur, wagging tails, and help visually impaired people. If you guessed Guide Dogs for the Blind, you’re correct! The Oregon Campus needed upgrades to their wastewater treatment facility and Parametrix was selected to provide those services. The Oregon Campus of Guide Dogs for the Blind has a large facility with many kennels and they treat their own wastewater on-site. Parametrix continues to provide wastewater and groundwater sampling for the organization.
After working on this project, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to attend a Guide Dogs for the Blind Graduation (they call them “tassels and tails”) in Downtown Portland along with my co-worker, Jen Murphy. ... (more)