How We Celebrated Our First 100th Year

The National Capital Section of ASCE celebrated its 100th year in 2016. During our Centennial Year, all activities had a centennial focus. We held walking, driving, and boating tours of civil engineering landmarks located in the nation's capital region. We had a monthly article on Outstanding Civil Engineers in our Monthly Newsletter, and participated in two major Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math events, including the Science and Engineering Festival where we highlighted civil engineering to over 10,000 students, teachers, and parents. Our lasting tribute to our first hundred years was a coffee table book, Engineering the Nation's Capital, that features memorable civil engineering projects from our past. The highlight of our Centennial was a day-long Centennial Conference held on June 3, 2016 that featured Technical Sessions, Panel Discussions, and Exhibits.

Register HERE by Thursday, April 12!

The City of Alexandria’s sewer system covers 15.4 square miles, of which less than 6% (540 acres) is served by a combined sewer system dating back to the early 1800s. During wet weather after the capacity of the sewer system is reached, combined sewer flows (mixture of sanitary sewage and stormwater) discharge to the surrounding waterbodies through four outfalls located in the Old Town area of the City. These discharges, or combined sewer overflows (CSOs), typically occur 60-70 times per year. There are over 800 combined sewer systems nationwide.

The City has developed a Long Term Control Plan that proposes approximately $360 million of infrastructure to comply with a 2017 CSO State Law. This law requires the City to significantly reduce the number and volume of CSOs to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA’s) CSO Policy and local total maximum daily load (TMDL) for bacteria. Additionally, this law mandates the City to complete construction by July 1, 2025.

Please join the Join the American Society of Civil Engineers-National Capital Section (ASCE-NCS) and Environmental Water Resources Institute (EWRI) National Capital Chapter at the Hilton Arlington on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, as Erin Bevis-Carver presents on:

  • The history of the City’s combined sewer system
  • City’s existing program for reducing impacts of CSO discharges
  • Overview of the City’s Long Term Control Plan and Clean Waterways Program

WHEN: Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE: Hilton Arlington - 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia
FEE: Early Registration: $45, Walk-In (pending availability)$55, Life Members $25, Students $10
One (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be awarded for attendance.

About the Speaker: Ms. Erin Bevis-Carver, PE, is a Civil Engineer in the Sanitary Infrastructure Division of the City’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services. In her role, she is responsible for the planning of capital projects for both the City’s separate sanitary and combined sewer system, compliance with the City’s Combined Sewer System Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit, and plan review for development and redevelopment projects. Erin is a Professional Civil Engineer with twenty years of experience. She has been with the City of Alexandria’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services since 2010.