South Florida Water Management District
The SFWMD Okeechobee Field Station were installing a series of temporary pumps to capture water from the S-135 Basin that would otherwise go into Lake Okeechobee. The water will instead be moved into Phase 2 of the Lakeside Ranch Stormwater Treatment Area for shallow storage.
The 2,700-acre Lakeside Ranch STA in western Martin County is a key component of the Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program that will improve the quality of water flowing into the lake.
"Lake Okeechobee is the heart of the Everglades," said SFWMD Governing Board member Brandon Tucker. "The Lakeside Ranch STA will reduce the amount of phosphorus in water that flows into the lake to benefit the entire region. This is, yet, another critical restoration project that is being completed under the leadership of this District and Gov. Rick Scott.
SFWMD previously constructed 2,700 acres of wetlands in two phases, capable of treating stormwater runoff from the Taylor Creek and Nubbin Slough basins flowing into Lake Okeechobee. The treatment area uses wetland plants to remove phosphorus from stormwater runoff naturally.
The S-191A Pump Station is the last component of the Lakeside Ranch project. Taylor Creek and Nubbin Slough basins have the highest phosphorus levels of any incoming watershed into the lake, with average total levels of more than 400 parts per billion (ppb). Phosphorus levels leaving Lakeside Ranch after treatment have been measured as low as 20 ppb. The STA can remove nearly 21 tons of phosphorus each year from the waters feeding the lake.
Maschmeyer Concrete completed one of its largest mat pours to date in the company’s 31-year history. The pour consisted of more than 5,500 cubic yards of concrete and took place at the Dr. Phillip’s Performing Arts Center in Orlando, FL. A feat of this magnitude is something to be proud of and we applaud the men and women of Maschmeyer Concrete who assisted in its safe and successful execution.
Congratulations to the Technical Services team at #MaschmeyerConcrete for being honored by the NRMCA for Excellence in Quality 2018.
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s Producer Excellence in Quality Award recognizes the commitment to quality initiatives of ready mixed concrete producer members. A significant barrier to performance specifications for concrete, determined in the P2P Initiative, has been the qualification level of a concrete producer. This award provides a basis to recognize those that strive for continuous improvement through their quality initiatives. It provides reasonable goals for those concrete producers interested in elevating their own quality management systems.
The criteria for this award are based on the guideline to develop a Quality Plan in Quality Management Systems for Ready Mixed Concrete Companies.
For more information: https://www.aggregateresearch.com/news/nrmca-announces-winners-of-excellence-in-quality-awards-2018/
The Masonry Association of Florida BLOCK-toberfest event was on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Maschmeyer Concrete Company of Florida Debary block plant with Block Strong as a sponsor. Troy Maschmeyer, Steve Bishop, Donna Hinson and Matt Sitter are pictured alongside legislators Rene Plasencia and Stockton Reeves.
Concrete provides a solid foundation for modern life, according to a Treasure Coast expert on building materials.
“Our society could not exist without concrete,” said Troy W. Maschmeyer Jr., president and CEO of Maschmeyer Concrete. “We need it to build bridges, dams, power plants, water treatment facilities, stores, offices, warehouses and homes. It’s really a necessity in our lives.”
On the Treasure Coast, Maschmeyer Concrete is an invaluable resource for residential builders, commercial developers and government agencies, serving more than 2,600 different customers in all market segments.