DENVER, November 20, 2014 – CH2M HILL has been awarded a program management contract for the Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department’s $3.3 billion Ocean Outfall Legislation (OOL) Program. The 11-year OOL Program is the culmination of a regulatory mandate by the Florida Legislature to stop all wastewater discharge to the ocean by 2025.

As program manager, CH2M HILL will be entrusted with managing the overall delivery of a comprehensive, technically sound, long-term program that encompasses the design, procurement, construction, and commissioning of an estimated 28 capital projects. CH2M HILL will oversee all activities necessary to reverse the County’s wastewater system flows away from the ocean outfalls and reroute flows to a new membrane bioreactor treatment plant. The plant, when complete, will be one of the largest of its kind in the world—capable of treating more than 100 million gallons of wastewater each day and injecting the treated water into deep wells.

“CH2M HILL has a long history of working with Miami-Dade County, and has successfully delivered many important water and wastewater projects over the years,” said Bill Johnson, Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department Director. “We are delighted to continue working with CH2M HILL on this important regulatory program, which will yield significant benefits to the environment and County infrastructure, as well as benefit the local economy by creating thousands of direct jobs.”

The OOL Program is one component of the Miami Dade Water and Sewer Department’s comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan for numerous water and wastewater infrastructure projects. The projects are critical for the County to meet the service needs of its customers, accommodate future growth, as well as comply with Federal and State and local regulations.

Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environment, nuclear, energy, facilities and urban environments. With US$6.6 billion in revenue and 26,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader in sustainable engineering by Verdantix. The firm was named Water Company of the Year at the 2012 Global Water Awards. Visit us at,, and Search for jobs at