November 28, 2021
Maintaining a municipal sewer system comes with many challenges, including how to manage unwanted inflow and infiltration. New research helps wastewater professionals characterize these flows and prioritize solutions.
November 1, 2021
An article by Rob Sowby and Nathan Lunstad lays out key questions to guide studies on making drinking water systems more resilient to pandemics and other complex hazards.
September 24, 2021
We are pleased to announce that Delmas Johnson, PE has rejoined Hansen, Allen & Luce (HAL).
August 25, 2021
We are pleased to welcome Dolder, Daynes, Jones, Blanco and Lewis to the HAL team in 2021.
July 28, 2021
The Gerber Construction team and staff from the Kearns Improvement District worked through the night to pour concrete for a new drinking water tank as northern Utah experienced recording-breaking heat last month.
June 16, 2021
HAL is pleased to announce Brian Andrew, P.E., and Mike Chambers, P.E., P.M.P., as our newest principals.
May 4, 2021
After eight years at HAL, Dr. Sowby is shifting his focus from industry to academia, where he will expand his teaching and research related to urban water systems.
April 9, 2021
As warm weather brings opportunities for water recreation such as swimming, fishing, and kayaking in Utah’s rivers, we urge you to be particularly cautious around low-head dams.
March 10, 2021
This article by HAL's Rob Sowby appeared in the Winter 2021 issue of The Flow, published by the AWWA Intermountain Section. Read it here.
February 13, 2021
Erin McAnally-Trejo, George Elliott, and Mark Jacobson recently came to Hansen, Allen & Luce.
January 27, 2021
City councilmembers and city staff got to step inside the new 4 MG drinking water tank, which will be placed into service soon.
December 21, 2020
HAL worked with UDOT and SVSD to relocate pipelines and maintain sewer service during major construction on Bangerter Highway.
December 1, 2020
A team of civil engineering seniors at the University of Utah designed drinking water facilities for the City of Bluffdale.
November 9, 2020
Pictured from left: Aaron Spencer, Scott Greenhalgh, Stephen Marginson, Noelle Johnson, and Laura Moyer recently joined Hansen, Allen & Luce.
November 2, 2020
A temporary outer casing enabled placement of gravel pack around the well screen, without the use of drilling mud that might have damaged an existing adjacent well. The city now enjoys another productive, high-quality drinking water source.
October 30, 2020
HAL’s Rob Sowby won the prestigious Daniel W. Mead Prize for Younger Members with a paper on engineering ethics.
October 25, 2020
HAL principal Bill Bigelow is a 2021 recipient of the George Warren Fuller award from the American Water Works Association.
October 14, 2020
Utah’s regulations now require consideration of Low-Impact Development (LID) techniques to reduce off-site impacts from runoff quantity and quality.
September 28, 2020
HAL is helping the Shoshone tribe establish a center to memorialize the Bear River Massacre and restore degraded wetlands and fisheries along the Bear River.
September 18, 2020
As part of a team led by AECOM, HAL is supporting the project with sustainability, site design, and services during construction. The $711 million facility is one of the largest public works projects Salt Lake City has ever undertaken.
September 16, 2020
Idaho Power highlights the success of its water-focused strategic energy management (SEM) cohort, led by Cascade Energy and HAL. The 15 participants were commended for “identifying inefficiencies and developing sustainable solutions that save energy and money."
August 21, 2020
The EPA is establishing maximum contaminant levels for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. PFAS are not removed with conventional treatment and require more advanced methods.
August 6, 2020
The rectangular drinking water storage facility, located in a challenging utility corridor and next to an existing tank, was completed last month.
July 29, 2020
HAL assisted the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources with design review and construction support for a new fish screen at Red Fleet Reservoir near Vernal, Utah, that began operating last month.
July 20, 2020
HAL is designing water infrastructure and other improvements to support an effort to preserve, modernize, and beautify a historic Native American site in northern Utah.
June 22, 2020
The City of Bluffdale, Utah, is now building a 4-million-gallon triangular water tank that HAL designed to fit in a tight space. The tank and accompanying pipeline will improve service in the lower parts of the city.
June 11, 2020
Tyler Ashby, EIT, joins us full time to support various projects. He recently completed a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering at Utah State University.
May 25, 2020
HAL provided design, permitting, surveying, and construction quality assurance for the first new hazardous waste cell in Utah in 25 years.
April 27, 2020
Temporary and permanent solutions led to the successful upgrade of an old well that now blends in with the surrounding apartments. The name signals the City’s shift toward securing its own secondary water sources.
April 14, 2020
On behalf of the Welby Jacob Water Users Company, HAL is responsible for reviewing encroachments, designs, and construction activities that affect over 20 miles of canal in Salt Lake and Utah Counties.
March 27, 2020
We have implemented new technology, remote work, and social distancing to safely continue serving our clients despite the unusual circumstances.
March 20, 2020
University of Utah students, assisted by HAL’s David Hansen, are evaluating options and preparing preliminary designs to maximize the yield of City Creek as a drinking water supply.
March 13, 2020
HAL updated an existing hydraulic model that informed the initial response and then created a forensic version that matched sample results. Both were used in the investigative report HAL prepared.
March 6, 2020
HAL assisted the Division of Water Resources in “an ambitious, data-driven blueprint” to reduce water use in Utah.
February 21, 2020
We are thrilled to welcome five new employees to HAL. From top left: Mark Atencio, Roy McDaniel, Greg Thomas, Jason Biesinger, and Tom Bautista.
January 7, 2020
Kayson M. Shurtz, P.E., is our newest associate. His practice focuses on hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, floodplain and stormwater management, master planning, and energy management of public water systems.
January 6, 2020
Savings came primarily from low-cost operational adjustments and will continue into the future. “We were able to identify and implement changes to our operations and facilities that resulted in significant energy and money savings,” said JSSD electrician Trevor Gowans, noting a “shift in thinking” made it possible.
November 25, 2019
The new goals supersede the previous statewide goal and consider municipal and industrial water use in different parts of the state.
November 11, 2019
The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) has selected HAL's Rob Sowby as the recipient of the 2019 A. Ivan Johnson Award for Young Professionals.
October 18, 2019
The team at Hansen, Allen & Luce welcomed in the fall season with an annual service project.
The award recognizes technical achievement and leadership in the Utah/Idaho water industry.
October 14, 2019
Jordan Valley Water saved big in a recent strategic energy management (SEM) program with Rocky Mountain Power, Cascade Energy, and Hansen, Allen & Luce.
September 20, 2019
Topics at the October events include hydraulic modeling, well maintenance, water use analytics, water rates, and cybersecurity.
August 27, 2019
The Utah Division of Water Resources is seeking public comment through Sept. 25 on new municipal and industrial water conservation goals for certain regions of Utah.
August 8, 2019
HAL's Rob Sowby, Ph.D., a water resources engineer, will participate in the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference to be held Aug. 26–28 in Salt Lake City.
August 7, 2019
Tyler Allen named principal and Gordon Jones named vice president at HAL.
July 15, 2019
We are pleased to announce the addition of Sowby, Steele, Krieger, Navidomskis, Beales, and Goddard to our team.
June 3, 2019
The research, published in ASCE and AWWA journals, concerns benchmarking, policy, data management, efficiency, and other aspects of public water systems’ energy use.
May 14, 2019
HAL principal Greg Poole received the 2019 award for "Outstanding Service in the Private Sector" from the Utah Section of the American Water Resources Association.
April 16, 2019
The study by HAL and others identified 12% energy savings potential and recommends actions to improve energy performance in Salt Lake City’s water utilities. “We look forward to implementing practices and projects to affect sustainable change,” SLCDPU said.
March 10, 2019
HAL's Vern Conder and other team members received the award during the annual banquet held March 8.
Members of the project team, including HAL's Mike Chambers, were presented with the award at the annual banquet held March 8.
February 12, 2019
Robert B. Sowby, Ph.D., P.E., ENV SP, is our newest associate. His practice focuses on the planning, modeling, and energy management of public water systems.
January 17, 2019
HAL is evaluating hydrogeology and potential impacts to water rights at sites in Nevada and Utah.
December 13, 2018
The HAL-lead team will provide program management and engineering services for improvements at the City’s water reclamation facility.
November 30, 2018
The method exploits Benford’s Law, a century-old pattern of significant digits.
November 15, 2018
With the new service name Aquafficiency, our two firms are formalizing and focusing our offering as the water industry’s interest in energy management continues to grow.
October 30, 2018
The Utah Floodplain and Stormwater Management Association presented Greg Poole with the Denis D. Stuhff Award of Excellence at its recent annual conference.
September 25, 2018
The Utah Division of Water Resources is developing new regional water conservation goals and seeks public input through an online survey and open houses starting Sept. 25.
September 24, 2018
Pump design, tank design, energy management, and hydraulic modeling are among the topics we will present at these October events.
September 14, 2018
We regret to announce the passing of our founding principal, Dr. Vaughn E. Hansen, on Sept. 11, 2018. We extend our sympathy to his family and loved ones.
September 4, 2018
The research finds no significant difference in the energy uses of publicly and privately owned water systems, suggesting that energy management policies and practices should address both types equally.
August 15, 2018
Energy efficiency, level of service, and teamwork improved during the three-year program. “We went from not only thinking about meeting the water demand, but to how we can meet the demand in the most efficient manner,” said Sam Christiansen, public works operations manager.
August 7, 2018
We welcome Katie Gibson Jacobsen, Dan Jones, and Doug Lewis to our team.
June 28, 2018
APWA Utah recently presented its 2018 Public Works Project of the Year award to the Marina Pump Station in Saratoga Springs, Utah. It is the project's second major distinction this year.
May 29, 2018
Lori Andrade-Hampton, Ridley Griggs, Garrick Stephenson, and Kirk Kauer joined our team this year.
April 16, 2018
Dr. Sowby studied the energy requirements of public water supply, an important facet of the water–energy nexus, recently earning awards from the Intermountain Sustainability Summit and the AWRA Utah Section.
April 12, 2018
Hansen, Allen & Luce (HAL) recently designated a new company vice president and three associates from among its employees.
February 7, 2018
CityWater, a new web-based EPANET application, is improving access and analysis of water system models. The application was introduced recently at the Utah City Engineers Association.
January 31, 2018
A new report by Bowen Collins & Associates and Hansen, Allen & Luce released today evaluates Utah's water use data collection program and recommends improvements.
January 25, 2018
The 10,000 gpm secondary water facility in Saratoga Springs earned the distinction of Civil/Public Works Project of the Year from the Associated General Contractors of Utah.
January 3, 2018
The half-day Well Performance and Sustainability Seminar will cover pumps, motors, power, monitoring, efficiency, development, and treatment. View details and registration here.
November 16, 2017
The two firms prepared a streetscape improvements plan for the City of Moab, Utah, to improve downstream water quality, cycling access, and street aesthetics.
October 2, 2017
A new article by HAL and JVWCD, available here, describes the district’s successful energy management program.
September 27, 2017
HAL is assisting the Division of Water Resources to study how the state collects water use data and how the system could be improved, as reported in the Deseret News.
August 15, 2017
HAL’s flying survey drone can quickly characterize surfaces and has already supported several design projects.
July 13, 2017
Rocky Mountain Power named the water district a "wattsmart Business Partner of the Year" for being "an excellent steward of its resources" during an energy management program with Cascade Energy and Hansen, Allen & Luce.
July 3, 2017
The paper presents a nationwide survey of energy requirements for public water supply, the first of its kind.
June 28, 2017
“It has been a fascinating journey,” Paula said. We appreciate her service and friendship over these many years.
June 20, 2017
We are pleased to announce the addition of Tawnya Durfey, Jewels Olsen, and Jacob Nielsen to our team.
June 5, 2017
After switching from wells to surface water, Riverton, Utah, experienced elevated levels of ATP in its water system. An Opflow article this month describes how hydraulic modeling helped solve the problem.
May 29, 2017
The 5,000 gpm irrigation pump station will provide water to the rapidly growing southern portion of Saratoga Springs, Utah. Withdrawing water directly from Utah Lake bypasses 15 miles of open channels and offers more efficient water delivery.
May 22, 2017
After 30 years in Midvale, we have consolidated our offices and moved to South Jordan.
May 2, 2017
The 4 MG and 6 MG post-tensioned tanks are approaching completion, and the accompanying pipelines have been installed and pressure tested. The facilities will serve a new pressure zone.
April 25, 2017
The discussion focused on sustainable solutions to Utah’s water infrastructure challenges.
April 11, 2017
“This continues to be a reflection of our ongoing commitment to excellence in the engineering profession and the excellent work of each member of our firm,” said HAL president Marv Allen.
March 24, 2017
The savings constitute a 24% reduction from the district’s baseline energy use, achieved mostly through no-cost operational changes.
February 20, 2017
We are pleased to celebrate Engineers Week with engineers, educators, and students worldwide. HAL engineer Gordon Jones explains his career choice and Gov. Herbert makes the event official.
February 13, 2017
Topics include hydraulic modeling, utility mapping, and water source compatibility. See details here.
January 24, 2017
In the three years since the efficiency project, Logan reports energy cost savings of 28% and water savings of 17%. “If the current savings continue, the payback period for this project will be shorter than projected,” said Paul Lindhardt, Logan’s water division manager.
January 10, 2017
Drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems are vital to functioning cities. Here are five ways a master plan can help.
December 12, 2016
For the rapidly growing city, "putting in meters was going to be cheaper than developing enough water for everyone to have unlimited use," HAL's Steve Jones told the Deseret News. The city reports water savings of at least 36% after installing the irrigation meters.
December 5, 2016
After a 40-year career with the Utah Division of Drinking Water, Ken Bousfield is retiring. We sincerely thank him for his service and leadership in Utah’s water industry.
November 18, 2016
Buried utilities come with uncertainty. More thorough research during the design of water pipelines can reduce utility conflicts and project costs.
November 3, 2016
The two HAL employees discussed water system modeling and optimization at events in California and Arizona.
October 24, 2016
As this month’s keynote speaker, Sowby discussed the energy requirements of drinking water systems and offered recommendations for improving their energy efficiency.
September 23, 2016
The district presented an Award of Appreciation to HAL for the design and construction district's 5 MG water tank and 30" pipeline.
September 20, 2016
HAL participated in the section's Annual Conference in St. George, Utah. Download presentations here.
August 25, 2016
Hansen, Allen & Luce (HAL) recently designated four new company principals and an associate from among its employees.
August 10, 2016
Beyond water sources and treatment plants, processes during distribution can affect water quality. HAL and WQTS recently hosted a seminar to educate water professionals on the subject.
July 28, 2016
Last month Provo City completed a monolithic concrete floor for its West Side #2 water tank, which HAL designed. View the time-lapse video here.
July 11, 2016
Jeff Beverley and Ridley Griggs recently joined our staff.
June 20, 2016
HAL’s Rob Sowby recently visited Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he and others studied the energy requirements of public water supply.
May 23, 2016
For the second year in a row, HAL was selected as the Civil Engineering winner in the Best of State Awards. “This is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to excellence in the engineering profession,” said HAL president Marv Allen.
May 16, 2016
The award recognizes Dr. Hansen's work and commitment to water resources from the private sector.
May 3, 2016
The former HAL principal received a lifetime achievement recognition for his service to Utah's water and wastewater industries.
April 13, 2016
This year HAL sponsored a team of Brigham Young University students to develop Woodland Hills’ first hydraulic model. The project was part of BYU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Capstone Program, where students can apply what they’ve learned.
March 2, 2016
HAL exhibited two maps on water use and discussed them with the public and state officials. Map downloads, photos, and video are available here.
February 4, 2016
A graduate of Utah State University, Mr. Wilson comes with 10 years of experience in water resources engineering as both a consultant and software developer.
January 22, 2016
The event explored interdependencies between Utah’s water and energy systems. Lt. Gov. Cox praised HAL for its extended-period modeling, and Jordan Valley Water shared its recent success managing energy with HAL’s help.
January 11, 2016
JVWCD has saved $435,000 through low-cost or no-cost energy efficiency measures. HAL helped the district through a year-long energy management program that saved 3.9 million kilowatt-hours, about 10% of its typical energy use.
December 28, 2015
HAL has formalized an agreement with Al-Masader Al-Dualiyah for Environment and Quality Systems (AMAD) in Riyadh.
December 26, 2015
Steve Jones and Gordon Jones presented on water optimization at a meeting of the Saudi Arabian Water Environment Association and met with representatives of the Ministry of Water and Electricity, the Royal Commission, and Saudi Aramco.
September 21, 2015
HAL participated in the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association. The conference was held Sept. 16-18 in Logan, Utah. Descriptions and downloads are available here.
August 3, 2015
The August issue of Journal AWWA features a new case study of a public works project that aligns water and energy efficiency. It describes Logan City's challenge to manage both resources and the innovative solution HAL provided.
May 26, 2015
HAL was named Energy Innovator of the Year in the 2015 Governor's Excellence in Energy Awards. HAL's Steve Jones and Rob Sowby accepted the award from Governor Gary R. Herbert during the Energy Development Summit on May 21.
May 25, 2015
The American Public Works Association (APWA) Utah Chapter selected Logan City’s Water/Energy Efficiency Project as its Public Works Project of the Year. Representatives of the project team accepted the award at the chapter’s annual awards luncheon.
May 13, 2015
HAL has welcomed three new employees since April. We are pleased to have them join our firm.
May 6, 2015
After a career at HAL that spanned 40 years, Jerry V. Hansen retired in May.
April 24, 2015
HAL has been named the Civil Engineering category winner in the 2015 Best of State Awards. “It is a reflection of the contribution of many individuals within our firm that truly make a difference to the quality of life in the State of Utah,” said HAL president Marv Allen.
April 20, 2015
HAL sponsored a team of Brigham Young University students to study Utah water utilities’ energy intensity. The effort was part of BYU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Capstone Program.
January 28, 2015
HAL participated in Utah's fourth annual Maps on the Hill event January 28. Held in the Capitol Rotunda, the event featured dozens of digital and poster maps from the local geospatial community.
January 22, 2015
The first annual Water & Energy Nexus Summit on January 22 prominently featured HAL, a recognized leader in water-energy issues.
May 30, 2014
Employees Steve Jones and Rob Sowby contributed a feature article to the June 2014 issue of Journal AWWA. The article describes HAL’s unique work in helping clients improve their water systems while reducing costs.
May 7, 2014
Employees Steve Jones and Rob Sowby contributed a feature article to the May 2014 issue of Water Environment & Technology. The article describes the master planning process and how it helps clients.
April 25, 2014
The Cache Water Restoration Project was noted for its innovative design and installation of thousands of feet of box culvert in Logan Canyon. Hansen, Allen & Luce, Inc., and MWH served as the design engineers.
March 20, 2014
A well field for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District’s Water Development Project is the subject of an article in the March 2014 issue of Civil Engineering magazine.
March 4, 2014
Groundwater sustains some 44% of the U.S. population (95% in rural areas), whether from a public source or a private well. Groundwater feeds many streams and lakes and plays an important environmental role. Of all water on Earth, only 1% is available for our use, most of which is groundwater.
November 11, 2013
The Central Utah Water Conservancy District is constructing a massive well field in Utah County which is receiving national attention. Hansen, Allen & Luce (HAL) is the project's primary engineer.
November 8, 2013
HAL engineer Jason Bradford is working on a water pipeline in the same area where his grandfather, Kay Bradford, helped construct the Blanding Water Tunnel in the 1950s.
November 4, 2013
A professional engineer with 21 years of experience, Mr. Chambers specializes in large-scale water storage and transmission systems.
September 20, 2013
A graduate of Salt Lake Community College, Mr. Price will have responsibilities for IT, drafting, field work, and engineering support.
June 25, 2013
Robert B. Sowby recently joined Hansen, Allen & Luce. He is a graduate of BYU and MIT and has contributed to scores of civil engineering projects throughout the country. We are pleased to welcome him to our team.
September 20, 2012
Dr. Vaughn E. Hansen, founder of Hansen, Allen & Luce, was recognized for his contributions to establishing the Utah Water Research Laboratory and for serving as its first director.
February 10, 2012
We thank our varied private, municipal, and industrial clients for allowing us the opportunity of working with and serving them with their engineering needs.