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Merger of Strand Associates, Inc.® and FOX Engineering Associates enhances environmental and civil engineering experience in Iowa.

Madison, WI, January 5, 2022 – Strand Associates, Inc.® is excited to announce its merger with FOX Engineering Associates, based in Ames, Iowa, effective, January 1, 2022.  Strand has been providing exceptional civil and environmental engineering services to clients nationally since 1946. Beginning as a civil engineering and land surveying firm in 1959, growth and […]

Water Modeling: 7 Applications to Help Your Water System

In the last newsletter we introduced you to water modeling, which is a computer program used by engineers to model and analyze water distribution systems.  There are seven common uses for water modeling that are beneficial to cities and utilities to know you are getting the most out of the investment in your system: Low […]

FOX Engineering Announces New Director of Water/Wastewater Engineering

[AMES, IA, August 2021] – FOX Engineering is proud to announce that Jennifer Ruddy, P.E. has been promoted to Director of Water/Wastewater Engineering.  Ruddy succeeds Lance Aldrich, who has been with FOX since 1997 and has served as group leader since 2017.  Aldrich will remain a principal shareholder and principal-in-charge of key projects.  Jennifer started […]

FOX Engineering Announces New President

[AMES, IA,] – FOX Engineering Associates is proud to announce that Steve Troyer has been named the new president of FOX effective May 1, 2021.  Troyer succeeds Keith Hobson, who has been with FOX since 1994 and has served as its president since 2010.  Hobson will remain a principal shareholder and principal-in-charge of key projects.  […]

What Can a Water Model Do for Your Community?

How can water main improvements be prioritized to provide the biggest immediate improvement to the distribution system? Can enough water or pressure be provided to the new industry proposing to come to town? What is the maximum flow available from a particular hydrant in the distribution system? How can the overall reliability of the system […]

Iowa Project AWARE River Cleanup Returns in 2021

Iowa Project AWARE, the annual canoe-based volunteer river cleanup, will convene in central Iowa this year. The cleanup has been set for July 11-16 on the Middle and South Raccoon Rivers in Carroll, Guthrie, and Dallas Counties. A group from the Iowa Water Environment Association and the Iowa Section of the American Water Works Association […]

Clean Water and Sanitation: Everyone Forever

Since the founding of FOX Engineering, employees have been involved in the Iowa Water For People Committee to help promote Water For People’s vision to bring clean drinking water and sanitation services to “Everyone Forever”. Five current or former FOX Engineering employees have received Water For People’s Kenneth J. Miller Founder’s Award for their efforts […]

New Landmark – FOX Volunteers for Boone Welcome Train Project

In the summer of 2020, FOX volunteered to help the City of Boone and the Boone Rotary create a magnificent welcoming landmark.  The Boone Rotary Welcome Train is located on the northeast corner of Highway 30 and South Story Street in Boone.  The project to move a train from one end of town to another […]

Charles City: Reed Beds Used for Dewatering and Sludge Storage

Charles City’s Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) plant has begun construction of a major upgrade of their wastewater treatment system. As part of the design, the city wanted to reduce their sludge handling costs and improve their ability to deal with seasonal requirements for land application. For this plant, FOX Engineering recommended using reed beds […]

Rehabbing Elevated Water Tanks: There’s More to it Than Picking Out New Paint.

Often the most prominent structure in many communities, your elevated water tower is likely the first thing people see when arriving in your town. While a nicely painted water tower can give visitors a great first impression of your community, these structures are much more than a welcome sign to your community. From maintaining adequate […]

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