The Southern Nevada Water Authority has selected Leading Edge Design Group (LEDG) for the data center and telecommunications assessment for the Alfred Merritt Smith Water Treatment Facility.
LEDG was awarded a professional services agreement to prepare a preliminary study to evaluate the Authority’s existing communications rooms, develop recommendations, schedules, and cost estimates to repurpose, consolidate, and renovate rooms. LEDG will also prepare design drawings and specifications to repurpose, consolidate, and renovate rooms for construction.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), formed in 1991, combines seven local water and wastewater agencies to address water issues on a regional basis, rather than an individual water purveyor basis.
Collectively, SNWA member agencies serve more than 2.2 million residents in Southern Nevada. As the wholesale water provider, SNWA is responsible for water treatment and delivery and acquiring and managing long-term water resources for Southern Nevada.
The Alfred Merritt Smith Water Treatment Facility currently treats most of the valley’s drinking water. Improvements to the facility enhanced the plant’s reliability and increased capacity to treat 600 million gallons a day. The addition of ozone treatment put the facility on the cutting edge of water treatment technology.
A reliable, responsive data center and telecommunications infrastructure are imperative to support technology improvements and provide support across all agencies.