Akron Waterways Renewed! Program - Water & Wastewater

Akron Waterways Renewed! Program
Akron Waterways Renewed! Program
Akron Waterways Renewed! Program
Akron Waterways Renewed! Program

Akron Waterways Renewed! Program

Project Description

The goal of the Akron Waterways Renewed! (AWR!) Program is to improve water quality, reduce current and potential flooding problems, and to meet USEPA and OEPA objectives and regulations in compliance with the Clean Water Act. The City’s combined service (CSO) Long Term Control Plan (LTCP), currently estimated at $1.4 Billion, contains projects designed to reduce and eliminate combined sewer overflows to the Cuyahoga River, the Little Cuyahoga River and the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The City of Akron has formed a program management team consisting of professionals from the City of Akron, G. Stephens, Inc. (GSI), Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM) and MWH Global. GSI was selected to lead the program with its sub-consultant HMM. MWH Global is the program’s Integrated Planning and Regulatory Consultant.

GSI has overall responsibility for all phases of the work and directs and supervises the staff dedicated to the program management team. GSI’s staff is performing the following tasks:

Project Controls Management – GSI is responsible for project planning and scheduling, cost estimating and monitoring, and quality review. GSI manages the controls process, establishes operating policies to mitigate risk, and provides guidance and consultation for the project managers.

Project Master Schedule – GSI developed the work breakdown structure, gathered milestone dates, and created the baseline Master Schedule which determined the critical path. GSI provides weekly, monthly and quarterly schedule updates.

Cost Estimating – GSI provides estimates during the design phases to validate budgets and manage cost performance. GSI assists in the review and summarization or the Financial Plan Model Data that was used in the original LTCP and will review the final updated LTCP.


Akron, OH

Project Cost

$1.4 Billion

Delivery Method

Program and Construction Management

Services Provided

  • Program Management
  • Project Controls
  • Master Schedule
  • Cost Estimating
  • Project Administration
  • Public Outreach
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Water Quality Sampling

Year Completed


Owner and Client

City of Akron