DC WASA – Blue Plains Influent Sewers Rehabilitation
In 2003, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) began a multi-year assessment of the District’s combined sewer collection system in order to gauge pipeline deterioration and to strategize the rehabilitation or rebuilding of the existing sewer facilities. Like many older East Coast cities, Washington DC’s aging 600-mile water and sewer infrastructure is in dire need of major renovations and general maintenance. Some components of the existing system are over 100 years old. During these years, DC WASA began a massive rehabilitation effort via a series of separate projects and in 2009, Boyer, Inc. worked as an underground utility subcontractor to improve certain sections of the system.
Andrews Myers, with support from local counsel in The District, represented Boyer, Inc. in evaluating and resolving issues related to technical specifications, payment provisions and cost standards relating to Boyer’s work on the project. An optimal recovery was secured on its behalf, including Boyer, Inc.’s out-of-pocket costs, interest on the debt, attorney’s fees and lost profit.