CH2M HILL OMI Secures Key Contract Renewals to Operate, Maintain Water-Related Services

Jul 13, 2007, 01:00 ET from CH2M HILL

    DENVER, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Underscoring the strength of CH2M HILL
 OMI's partnerships with customers throughout North America, the company
 announced it has earned more than $65 million in contract renewals in the
 first half of the year, including major projects in Arizona, Michigan,
 Kansas and Washington.
     As part of the contracts, CH2M HILL OMI will continue to apply its
 extensive expertise in operating and maintaining water and wastewater
 treatment facilities and technologies to deliver clean, healthy water and
 preserve environmental quality for thousands of people every day. In
 addition, the company's global practice areas and decades of experience
 will help government officials to meet environmental performance standards,
 preserve and extend capital investments, control costs and much more.
     "Multiple project renewals demonstrate that CH2M HILL OMI is a
 respected, valued partner with the right people, right knowledge and right
 commitment to manage a community's most vital assets," says Mark Lasswell,
 CH2M HILL OMI president. "We're dedicated to delivering the industry's best
 water solutions so it's easy for our partners to choose us again and
     Among the contracts signed so far this year:
     --  The Fort Mojave Tribal Utilities Authority in Mohave Valley, Ariz.,
         signed a 20-year operations and management contract with CH2M HILL
         OMI. The company has provided operations and maintenance services for
         the FMTUA for the past 17 years, including water and wastewater
         services in parts of California, Arizona and Nevada. Other services
         include meter reading, billing, collecting revenue and financial
     --  In Traverse City, Mich., commissioners renewed the city's contract
         with CH2M HILL OMI to operate the wastewater plant and related
         services for another five years.  The contract builds on a previous
         17-year partnership with the city, and it reflects the company's
         unique ability to run the technologically advanced system, which
         includes one of the world's largest membrane bioreactors.
     --  In Dodge City, Kans., commissioners renewed the city's contract for
         another five years with CH2M HILL OMI. The company has operated Dodge
         City's award-winning, non-discharge wastewater treatment facility
         since 1988. The lift stations, pump stations, lagoons, reservoirs, and
         irrigation station are monitored with a state-of-the-art computerized
         telemetry system.
     --  In Bainbridge, Wash., CH2M HILL OMI's work at the Wyckoff-Eagle Harbor
         Superfund Site has been extended another 15 months. Since 1993, the
         company has partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S.
         Environmental Protection Agency and CH2M HILL to operate the site's
         complex groundwater treatment facility, which was designed to clean
         groundwater that had been contaminated by residue left over from a
         wood-treatment facility and shipyard. CH2M HILL OMI will continue
         operating the existing groundwater treatment plant while a new plant
         is under construction.
     Clients in government and industry rely on the people of CH2M HILL OMI
 to provide a range of custom-tailored operations and maintenance solutions.
 The company's services include water and wastewater system optimization;
 contract O&M of water, wastewater and other utilities; and complete
 municipal operations, including administration, public works and community
 development -- all backed by a commitment to safety, quality, innovation
 and customer service. Founded by CH2M HILL in 1980, the Denver-based
 company serves clients in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada and Puerto Rico.
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     Employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global firm providing engineering,
 construction, operations and related technical services to public and
 private clients. CH2M HILL has more than 19,000 employees around the world.