World Water Day

March 22, 2024

World Water Day is an annual United Nations observance day held on the 22nd of March that highlights the importance of fresh water. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The McFadden Engineering team works daily to assist our clients and community to minimize the impacts of wastewater on our natural resources and develop processes for water quality monitoring and solutions to environmental stressors on our waterways. We have chosen three projects that demonstrate our commitment to sustainable water management.

Project One: Tenwek Hospital Sanitary Sewer and Wastewater Treatment Plant Bomet, Kenya

Environmental awareness, community health and the need for clean water have been the impetus for developing countries to address the problem of inadequate wastewater treatment in both urban and rural communities. Tenwek Hospital is in the Rift Valley Region of Kenya and serves a community of approximately 600,000 households with its 300-bed facility which is the largest rural hospital in East Africa. This facility supports and administers, in addition to the residential patients, a Community Health Program whereby satellite and mobile health care is provided to nearby communities, a School of Nursing and a Physician Residence Program training nationals alongside American and European physicians.

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Project Two: New River Bayou Restoration Project

New River Bayou is in Ascension Parish in Louisiana and ultimately drains to Lake Pontchartrain. As part of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program, Montgomery Watson Harza (MWH) was tasked with identifying and prioritizing the domestic wastewater sources that were the greatest detriment to water quality in the basin. As a sub consultant, McFadden Engineering assisted MWH with developing water quality criteria for evaluating the restoration of New River Bayou as a part of the overall impact on Lake Pontchartrain.

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Project Three: Sustainable Infrastructure Design into Vehicle Wash Station

The McFadden Engineering team works daily to integrate principles of sustainability into every stage of their projects, from site selection to construction techniques and material choices. By employing innovative design and process practices, the McFadden Engineering team has helped their clients optimize water and wastewater management, reduce energy and water consumption and meet embrace and exceed compliance protocols. Recently, the McFadden team was asked to design a vehicle wash station for a local lumber company.

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McFadden Engineering’s team of water and wastewater experts specializes in providing environmentally sound solutions to solve unique civil and environmental engineering needs. Based in Mobile, Ala. for more than 30 years, McFadden Engineering has worked on projects including environmental permitting for municipal, commercial and industrial dischargers, site assessments and remediation, master planning for utilities, water quality projects and wastewater process design. Visit for more information.