Wantman Group, Inc. Awarded Contract by Thalle Construction Company for Surveying on Herbert Hoover Dike Project (May 2014) | WGI

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May 2014

Wantman Group, Inc. (WGI) is pleased to announce its selection by Thalle Construction Company to provide surveying for two new water control structures to support the Herbert Hoover Dike project. This $36 million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) project is part of the ongoing rehabilitation for the earthen levee surrounding Lake Okeechobee. herbert_hoover_dike.jpgThe project calls for the replacement of two culverts between Pahokee and Belle Glade.  The water control structures provide irrigation and drainage to area landowners.  Work is expected to be complete by the spring of 2017.

“WGI is honored to be selected to support such a significant project,” said David Wantman, PE, president of WGI. “The USACE has assembled the highest quality professionals across all necessary disciplines to ensure the absolute best rehabilitation strategies are applied to the dike today and in the future.  We are excited to be part of this dynamic team and determined to perform our role to help complete this project and achieve the goal of ensuring the safety of south Florida residents.”

The USACE began to remove or replace 32 federally owned water-control structures around the Herbert Hoover Dike in 2011.  With this contract, USACE has taken action on 14 of the structures.  USACE is also taking additional risk-reduction measures, including installation of a partially penetrating cutoff wall between Port Mayaca and Belle Glade, the filling of a quarry near Pahokee, and removal of vegetation on the dike.  Herbert Hoover Dike is a 143-mile earthen levee that surrounds Lake Okeechobee, the second-largest freshwater lake in the United States.

As a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, WGI has six offices throughout Florida and is comprised of eight separate divisions devoted to the following disciplines: Civil Engineering, Municipal Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, Subsurface Utility Engineering, Construction, Environmental and Planning services. WGI has been recognized for four consecutive years on The Zweig White Hot Firm List. The list contains 200 of the fastest–growing architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the country. The South Florida Business Journal recently ranked WGI number 6 on the “Top 25 Engineering Firms in South Florida” list.


Contact Sima Narcus,

Client Services Manager

Wantman Group, Inc.


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