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We have implemented new technology, remote work, and social distancing to safely continue serving our clients despite the unusual circumstances.

Bluffdale city council tours Triangle Tank

Bluffdale city council tours Triangle Tank

January 27, 2021


City councilmembers and city staff got to step inside the new 4 MG drinking water tank, which will be placed into service soon.

HAL supports sewer line relocation for Bangerter Highway improvements

HAL supports sewer line relocation for Bangerter Highway improvements

December 21, 2020


HAL worked with UDOT and SVSD to relocate pipelines and maintain sewer service during major construction on Bangerter Highway.

HAL advises U seniors in Bluffdale design project

HAL advises U seniors in Bluffdale design project

December 1, 2020


A team of civil engineering seniors at the University of Utah designed drinking water facilities for the City of Bluffdale.

Five fresh faces at HAL

Five fresh faces at HAL

November 9, 2020


Pictured from left: Aaron Spencer, Scott Greenhalgh, Stephen Marginson, Noelle Johnson, and Laura Moyer recently joined Hansen, Allen & Luce.

Springville City bolsters water supply thanks to specialized well construction method

Springville City bolsters water supply thanks to specialized well construction method

November 2, 2020


A temporary outer casing enabled placement of gravel pack around the well screen, without the use of drilling mud that might have damaged an existing adjacent well. The city now enjoys another productive, high-quality drinking water source.

Sowby wins ASCE’s Mead Prize

Sowby wins ASCE’s Mead Prize

October 30, 2020


HAL’s Rob Sowby won the prestigious Daniel W. Mead Prize for Younger Members with a paper on engineering ethics.

Bigelow receives AWWA Fuller Award

Bigelow receives AWWA Fuller Award

October 25, 2020


HAL principal Bill Bigelow is a 2021 recipient of the George Warren Fuller award from the American Water Works Association.

HAL helps Salt Lake City and others comply with new stormwater regulations

HAL helps Salt Lake City and others comply with new stormwater regulations

October 14, 2020


Utah’s regulations now require consideration of Low-Impact Development (LID) techniques to reduce off-site impacts from runoff quantity and quality.

HAL serves as engineer for Boa Ogoi Cultural Interpretive Center

HAL serves as engineer for Boa Ogoi Cultural Interpretive Center

September 28, 2020


HAL is helping the Shoshone tribe establish a center to memorialize the Bear River Massacre and restore degraded wetlands and fisheries along the Bear River.

Construction proceeds at Salt Lake City Water Reclamation Facility

Construction proceeds at Salt Lake City Water Reclamation Facility

September 18, 2020


As part of a team led by AECOM, HAL is supporting the project with sustainability, site design, and services during construction. The $711 million facility is one of the largest public works projects Salt Lake City has ever undertaken.

HAL helps 15 Idaho water utilities save energy

HAL helps 15 Idaho water utilities save energy

September 16, 2020


Idaho Power highlights the success of its water-focused strategic energy management (SEM) cohort, led by Cascade Energy and HAL. The 15 participants were commended for “identifying inefficiencies and developing sustainable solutions that save energy and money."

Are you prepared to remove PFAS from water and wastewater?

Are you prepared to remove PFAS from water and wastewater?

August 21, 2020


The EPA is establishing maximum contaminant levels for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. PFAS are not removed with conventional treatment and require more advanced methods.

Kearns Improvement District enhances drinking water system with new 2-million-gallon tank

Kearns Improvement District enhances drinking water system with new 2-million-gallon tank

August 6, 2020


The rectangular drinking water storage facility, located in a challenging utility corridor and next to an existing tank, was completed last month.

HAL helps protect endangered fish in Colorado River

HAL helps protect endangered fish in Colorado River

July 29, 2020


HAL assisted the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources with design review and construction support for a new fish screen at Red Fleet Reservoir near Vernal, Utah, that began operating last month.

HAL helps Shoshone tribe enhance Washakie Cemetery

HAL helps Shoshone tribe enhance Washakie Cemetery

July 20, 2020


HAL is designing water infrastructure and other improvements to support an effort to preserve, modernize, and beautify a historic Native American site in northern Utah.

Bluffdale water system begins constructing “Triangle Tank”

Bluffdale water system begins constructing “Triangle Tank”

June 22, 2020


The City of Bluffdale, Utah, is now building a 4-million-gallon triangular water tank that HAL designed to fit in a tight space. The tank and accompanying pipeline will improve service in the lower parts of the city.

HAL welcomes Tyler Ashby to the team

HAL welcomes Tyler Ashby to the team

June 11, 2020


Tyler Ashby, EIT, joins us full time to support various projects. He recently completed a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering at Utah State University.

HAL oversees construction of new hazardous waste landfill

HAL oversees construction of new hazardous waste landfill

May 25, 2020


HAL provided design, permitting, surveying, and construction quality assurance for the first new hazardous waste cell in Utah in 25 years.

City of Bluffdale revamps Independence Well for irrigation

City of Bluffdale revamps Independence Well for irrigation

April 27, 2020


Temporary and permanent solutions led to the successful upgrade of an old well that now blends in with the surrounding apartments. The name signals the City’s shift toward securing its own secondary water sources.

HAL takes on role as Welby Jacob Canal engineer

HAL takes on role as Welby Jacob Canal engineer

April 14, 2020


On behalf of the Welby Jacob Water Users Company, HAL is responsible for reviewing encroachments, designs, and construction activities that affect over 20 miles of canal in Salt Lake and Utah Counties.

HAL advises U students on City Creek Canyon senior design project

HAL advises U students on City Creek Canyon senior design project

March 20, 2020


University of Utah students, assisted by HAL’s David Hansen, are evaluating options and preparing preliminary designs to maximize the yield of City Creek as a drinking water supply.

HAL investigates Sandy City fluoride incident

HAL investigates Sandy City fluoride incident

March 13, 2020


HAL updated an existing hydraulic model that informed the initial response and then created a forensic version that matched sample results. Both were used in the investigative report HAL prepared.

Civil Engineering magazine highlights new Utah water conservation goals

Civil Engineering magazine highlights new Utah water conservation goals

March 6, 2020


HAL assisted the Division of Water Resources in “an ambitious, data-driven blueprint” to reduce water use in Utah.

HAL welcomes five new faces to the team

HAL welcomes five new faces to the team

February 21, 2020


We are thrilled to welcome five new employees to HAL. From top left: Mark Atencio, Roy McDaniel, Greg Thomas, Jason Biesinger, and Tom Bautista.

Shurtz named HAL associate

Shurtz named HAL associate

January 7, 2020


Kayson M. Shurtz, P.E., is our newest associate. His practice focuses on hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, floodplain and stormwater management, master planning, and energy management of public water systems.

HAL helps five Utah water utilities achieve 17% energy savings

HAL helps five Utah water utilities achieve 17% energy savings

January 6, 2020


Savings came primarily from low-cost operational adjustments and will continue into the future. “We were able to identify and implement changes to our operations and facilities that resulted in significant energy and money savings,” said JSSD electrician Trevor Gowans, noting a “shift in thinking” made it possible.

HAL helps Utah establish new water conservation goals

HAL helps Utah establish new water conservation goals

November 25, 2019


The new goals supersede the previous statewide goal and consider municipal and industrial water use in different parts of the state.

Sowby receives AWRA’s Young Professional award

Sowby receives AWRA’s Young Professional award

November 11, 2019


The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) has selected HAL's Rob Sowby as the recipient of the 2019 A. Ivan Johnson Award for Young Professionals.

HAL welcomes in the fall season

HAL welcomes in the fall season

October 18, 2019


The team at Hansen, Allen & Luce welcomed in the fall season with an annual service project.

AWWA Intermountain Section recognizes Sowby as Young Professional of the Year

AWWA Intermountain Section recognizes Sowby as Young Professional of the Year


The award recognizes technical achievement and leadership in the Utah/Idaho water industry.

Video: Jordan Valley Water’s wattsmart savings

Video: Jordan Valley Water’s wattsmart savings

October 14, 2019


Jordan Valley Water saved big in a recent strategic energy management (SEM) program with Rocky Mountain Power, Cascade Energy, and Hansen, Allen & Luce.

HAL presenting at local APWA, AWWA conferences

HAL presenting at local APWA, AWWA conferences

September 20, 2019


Topics at the October events include hydraulic modeling, well maintenance, water use analytics, water rates, and cybersecurity.

Utah water conservation goals open for public comment

Utah water conservation goals open for public comment

August 27, 2019


The Utah Division of Water Resources is seeking public comment through Sept. 25 on new municipal and industrial water conservation goals for certain regions of Utah.

Sowby to discuss energy-efficient water supply at United Nations conference

Sowby to discuss energy-efficient water supply at United Nations conference

August 8, 2019


HAL's Rob Sowby, Ph.D., a water resources engineer, will participate in the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference to be held Aug. 26–28 in Salt Lake City.

Announcing our newest principal and vice president

Announcing our newest principal and vice president

August 7, 2019


Tyler Allen named principal and Gordon Jones named vice president at HAL.

HAL welcomes new faces to the team

HAL welcomes new faces to the team

July 15, 2019


We are pleased to announce the addition of Sowby, Steele, Krieger, Navidomskis, Beales, and Goddard to our team.

Sowby publishes seven articles on energy-for-water

Sowby publishes seven articles on energy-for-water

June 3, 2019


The research, published in ASCE and AWWA journals, concerns benchmarking, policy, data management, efficiency, and other aspects of public water systems’ energy use.

Poole receives AWRA award for outstanding service

Poole receives AWRA award for outstanding service

May 14, 2019


HAL principal Greg Poole received the 2019 award for "Outstanding Service in the Private Sector" from the Utah Section of the American Water Resources Association.

SLCDPU completes energy management study

SLCDPU completes energy management study

April 16, 2019


The study by HAL and others identified 12% energy savings potential and recommends actions to improve energy performance in Salt Lake City’s water utilities. “We look forward to implementing practices and projects to affect sustainable change,” SLCDPU said.

ACI awards Provo West Side Tank team with excellence in concrete

ACI awards Provo West Side Tank team with excellence in concrete

March 10, 2019


HAL's Vern Conder and other team members received the award during the annual banquet held March 8.

ACI awards Marina Pump Station team with excellence in concrete

ACI awards Marina Pump Station team with excellence in concrete


Members of the project team, including HAL's Mike Chambers, were presented with the award at the annual banquet held March 8.

Sowby named HAL associate

Sowby named HAL associate

February 12, 2019


Robert B. Sowby, Ph.D., P.E., ENV SP, is our newest associate. His practice focuses on the planning, modeling, and energy management of public water systems.

HAL completing water investigations for mineral development

HAL completing water investigations for mineral development

January 17, 2019


HAL is evaluating hydrogeology and potential impacts to water rights at sites in Nevada and Utah.

HAL/AECOM team selected as Provo WRF program manager

HAL/AECOM team selected as Provo WRF program manager

December 13, 2018


The HAL-lead team will provide program management and engineering services for improvements at the City’s water reclamation facility.

Sowby wins award, publishes method for validating water use data

Sowby wins award, publishes method for validating water use data

November 30, 2018


The method exploits Benford’s Law, a century-old pattern of significant digits.

HAL and Cascade Energy formalize Aquafficiency partnership

HAL and Cascade Energy formalize Aquafficiency partnership

November 15, 2018


With the new service name Aquafficiency, our two firms are formalizing and focusing our offering as the water industry’s interest in energy management continues to grow.

UFSMA honors Greg Poole

UFSMA honors Greg Poole

October 30, 2018


The Utah Floodplain and Stormwater Management Association presented Greg Poole with the Denis D. Stuhff Award of Excellence at its recent annual conference.

Utah seeks public input for water conservation study

Utah seeks public input for water conservation study

September 25, 2018


The Utah Division of Water Resources is developing new regional water conservation goals and seeks public input through an online survey and open houses starting Sept. 25.

HAL presenting at local APWA, AWWA conferences

HAL presenting at local APWA, AWWA conferences

September 24, 2018


Pump design, tank design, energy management, and hydraulic modeling are among the topics we will present at these October events.

HAL founding principal Vaughn Hansen remembered

HAL founding principal Vaughn Hansen remembered

September 14, 2018


We regret to announce the passing of our founding principal, Dr. Vaughn E. Hansen, on Sept. 11, 2018. We extend our sympathy to his family and loved ones.

Sowby publishes research in Utilities Policy

Sowby publishes research in Utilities Policy

September 4, 2018


The research finds no significant difference in the energy uses of publicly and privately owned water systems, suggesting that energy management policies and practices should address both types equally.

North Salt Lake water system saves 25% on energy

North Salt Lake water system saves 25% on energy

August 15, 2018


Energy efficiency, level of service, and teamwork improved during the three-year program. “We went from not only thinking about meeting the water demand, but to how we can meet the demand in the most efficient manner,” said Sam Christiansen, public works operations manager.

Three new faces at HAL

Three new faces at HAL

August 7, 2018


We welcome Katie Gibson Jacobsen, Dan Jones, and Doug Lewis to our team.

Marina Pump Station receives another Project of the Year award

Marina Pump Station receives another Project of the Year award

June 28, 2018


APWA Utah recently presented its 2018 Public Works Project of the Year award to the Marina Pump Station in Saratoga Springs, Utah. It is the project's second major distinction this year.

HAL welcomes new and returning employees

HAL welcomes new and returning employees

May 29, 2018


Lori Andrade-Hampton, Ridley Griggs, Garrick Stephenson, and Kirk Kauer joined our team this year.

Sowby earns Ph.D. degree, wins awards

Sowby earns Ph.D. degree, wins awards

April 16, 2018


Dr. Sowby studied the energy requirements of public water supply, an important facet of the water–energy nexus, recently earning awards from the Intermountain Sustainability Summit and the AWRA Utah Section.

HAL announces new vice president and associates

HAL announces new vice president and associates

April 12, 2018


Hansen, Allen & Luce (HAL) recently designated a new company vice president and three associates from among its employees.

HAL and Aquaveo present hydraulic modeling solutions to city engineers

HAL and Aquaveo present hydraulic modeling solutions to city engineers

February 7, 2018


CityWater, a new web-based EPANET application, is improving access and analysis of water system models. The application was introduced recently at the Utah City Engineers Association.

Report on Utah water use data released

Report on Utah water use data released

January 31, 2018


A new report by Bowen Collins & Associates and Hansen, Allen & Luce released today evaluates Utah's water use data collection program and recommends improvements.

Marina Pump Station named AGC Project of the Year

Marina Pump Station named AGC Project of the Year

January 25, 2018


The 10,000 gpm secondary water facility in Saratoga Springs earned the distinction of Civil/Public Works Project of the Year from the Associated General Contractors of Utah.

HAL to host well seminar Feb. 1

HAL to host well seminar Feb. 1

January 3, 2018


The half-day Well Performance and Sustainability Seminar will cover pumps, motors, power, monitoring, efficiency, development, and treatment. View details and registration here.

HAL and Landmark Design help City of Moab plan green infrastructure

HAL and Landmark Design help City of Moab plan green infrastructure

November 16, 2017


The two firms prepared a streetscape improvements plan for the City of Moab, Utah, to improve downstream water quality, cycling access, and street aesthetics.

HAL and Jordan Valley Water featured in Journal AWWA

HAL and Jordan Valley Water featured in Journal AWWA

October 2, 2017


A new article by HAL and JVWCD, available here, describes the district’s successful energy management program.

HAL assists with Utah water use study

HAL assists with Utah water use study

September 27, 2017


HAL is assisting the Division of Water Resources to study how the state collects water use data and how the system could be improved, as reported in the Deseret News.

Drone provides efficient aerial and topographic surveys

Drone provides efficient aerial and topographic surveys

August 15, 2017


HAL’s flying survey drone can quickly characterize surfaces and has already supported several design projects.

Jordan Valley Water honored for saving energy and money

Jordan Valley Water honored for saving energy and money

July 13, 2017


Rocky Mountain Power named the water district a "wattsmart Business Partner of the Year" for being "an excellent steward of its resources" during an energy management program with Cascade Energy and Hansen, Allen & Luce.

Sowby publishes research in Journal AWWA

Sowby publishes research in Journal AWWA

July 3, 2017


The paper presents a nationwide survey of energy requirements for public water supply, the first of its kind.

Paula Roberts reaches 30 years at HAL

Paula Roberts reaches 30 years at HAL

June 28, 2017


“It has been a fascinating journey,” Paula said. We appreciate her service and friendship over these many years.

HAL welcomes three new hires

HAL welcomes three new hires

June 20, 2017


We are pleased to announce the addition of Tawnya Durfey, Jewels Olsen, and Jacob Nielsen to our team.

Modeling helps Riverton solve chlorine problem

Modeling helps Riverton solve chlorine problem

June 5, 2017


After switching from wells to surface water, Riverton, Utah, experienced elevated levels of ATP in its water system. An Opflow article this month describes how hydraulic modeling helped solve the problem.

Construction proceeds on Marina Pump Station

Construction proceeds on Marina Pump Station

May 29, 2017


The 5,000 gpm irrigation pump station will provide water to the rapidly growing southern portion of Saratoga Springs, Utah. Withdrawing water directly from Utah Lake bypasses 15 miles of open channels and offers more efficient water delivery.

HAL moves to South Jordan, Utah

HAL moves to South Jordan, Utah

May 22, 2017


After 30 years in Midvale, we have consolidated our offices and moved to South Jordan.

Provo water tanks nearly complete

Provo water tanks nearly complete

May 2, 2017


The 4 MG and 6 MG post-tensioned tanks are approaching completion, and the accompanying pipelines have been installed and pressure tested. The facilities will serve a new pressure zone.

Sowby speaks on water sustainability panel

Sowby speaks on water sustainability panel

April 25, 2017


The discussion focused on sustainable solutions to Utah’s water infrastructure challenges.

HAL wins third consecutive Best of State award

HAL wins third consecutive Best of State award

April 11, 2017


“This continues to be a reflection of our ongoing commitment to excellence in the engineering profession and the excellent work of each member of our firm,” said HAL president Marv Allen.

Jordan Valley Water completes second round of energy savings

Jordan Valley Water completes second round of energy savings

March 24, 2017


The savings constitute a 24% reduction from the district’s baseline energy use, achieved mostly through no-cost operational changes.

Dream Big: HAL celebrates Engineers Week

Dream Big: HAL celebrates Engineers Week

February 20, 2017


We are pleased to celebrate Engineers Week with engineers, educators, and students worldwide. HAL engineer Gordon Jones explains his career choice and Gov. Herbert makes the event official.

HAL to present at RWAU conference Feb. 28

HAL to present at RWAU conference Feb. 28

February 13, 2017


Topics include hydraulic modeling, utility mapping, and water source compatibility. See details here.

Logan water system continues to save energy

Logan water system continues to save energy

January 24, 2017


In the three years since the efficiency project, Logan reports energy cost savings of 28% and water savings of 17%. “If the current savings continue, the payback period for this project will be shorter than projected,” said Paul Lindhardt, Logan’s water division manager.

Five benefits of a water master plan

Five benefits of a water master plan

January 10, 2017


Drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems are vital to functioning cities. Here are five ways a master plan can help.

Metering reduces water use in Saratoga Springs

Metering reduces water use in Saratoga Springs

December 12, 2016


For the rapidly growing city, "putting in meters was going to be cheaper than developing enough water for everyone to have unlimited use," HAL's Steve Jones told the Deseret News. The city reports water savings of at least 36% after installing the irrigation meters.

HAL thanks retiring DDW director Ken Bousfield

HAL thanks retiring DDW director Ken Bousfield

December 5, 2016


After a 40-year career with the Utah Division of Drinking Water, Ken Bousfield is retiring. We sincerely thank him for his service and leadership in Utah’s water industry.

How better utility mapping lowers pipeline project costs

How better utility mapping lowers pipeline project costs

November 18, 2016


Buried utilities come with uncertainty. More thorough research during the design of water pipelines can reduce utility conflicts and project costs.

Jones and Sowby present at two AWWA conferences

Jones and Sowby present at two AWWA conferences

November 3, 2016


The two HAL employees discussed water system modeling and optimization at events in California and Arizona.

Sowby speaks at CAES Geofluids Seminar

Sowby speaks at CAES Geofluids Seminar

October 24, 2016


As this month’s keynote speaker, Sowby discussed the energy requirements of drinking water systems and offered recommendations for improving their energy efficiency.

Kearns Improvement District awards HAL for design

Kearns Improvement District awards HAL for design

September 23, 2016


The district presented an Award of Appreciation to HAL for the design and construction district's 5 MG water tank and 30" pipeline.

IMS-AWWA conference: HAL and partners present

IMS-AWWA conference: HAL and partners present

September 20, 2016


HAL participated in the section's Annual Conference in St. George, Utah. Download presentations here.

HAL announces new principals and associate

HAL announces new principals and associate

August 25, 2016


Hansen, Allen & Luce (HAL) recently designated four new company principals and an associate from among its employees.

HAL hosts water quality seminar

HAL hosts water quality seminar

August 10, 2016


Beyond water sources and treatment plants, processes during distribution can affect water quality. HAL and WQTS recently hosted a seminar to educate water professionals on the subject.

Video: Provo water tank concrete pour

Video: Provo water tank concrete pour

July 28, 2016


Last month Provo City completed a monolithic concrete floor for its West Side #2 water tank, which HAL designed. View the time-lapse video here.

HAL welcomes two new employees

HAL welcomes two new employees

July 11, 2016


Jeff Beverley and Ridley Griggs recently joined our staff.

Sowby visits national lab

Sowby visits national lab

June 20, 2016


HAL’s Rob Sowby recently visited Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he and others studied the energy requirements of public water supply.

HAL wins second Best of State award

HAL wins second Best of State award

May 23, 2016


For the second year in a row, HAL was selected as the Civil Engineering winner in the Best of State Awards. “This is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to excellence in the engineering profession,” said HAL president Marv Allen.

David Hansen receives AWRA Outstanding Service award

David Hansen receives AWRA Outstanding Service award

May 16, 2016


The award recognizes Dr. Hansen's work and commitment to water resources from the private sector.

Bill Luce recognized by WEAU

Bill Luce recognized by WEAU

May 3, 2016


The former HAL principal received a lifetime achievement recognition for his service to Utah's water and wastewater industries.

BYU Capstone: HAL sponsors water system model

BYU Capstone: HAL sponsors water system model

April 13, 2016


This year HAL sponsored a team of Brigham Young University students to develop Woodland Hills’ first hydraulic model. The project was part of BYU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Capstone Program, where students can apply what they’ve learned.

HAL discusses water issues at Maps on the Hill

HAL discusses water issues at Maps on the Hill

March 2, 2016


HAL exhibited two maps on water use and discussed them with the public and state officials. Map downloads, photos, and video are available here.

Mark Wilson joins HAL

Mark Wilson joins HAL

February 4, 2016


A graduate of Utah State University, Mr. Wilson comes with 10 years of experience in water resources engineering as both a consultant and software developer.

HAL sponsors Water–Energy Nexus Forum

HAL sponsors Water–Energy Nexus Forum

January 22, 2016


The event explored interdependencies between Utah’s water and energy systems. Lt. Gov. Cox praised HAL for its extended-period modeling, and Jordan Valley Water shared its recent success managing energy with HAL’s help.

Jordan Valley Water embraces energy efficiency

Jordan Valley Water embraces energy efficiency

January 11, 2016


JVWCD has saved $435,000 through low-cost or no-cost energy efficiency measures. HAL helped the district through a year-long energy management program that saved 3.9 million kilowatt-hours, about 10% of its typical energy use.

HAL partners with Saudi Arabian firm AMAD

HAL partners with Saudi Arabian firm AMAD

December 28, 2015


HAL has formalized an agreement with Al-Masader Al-Dualiyah for Environment and Quality Systems (AMAD) in Riyadh.

HAL discusses water optimization with Saudi Arabian officials

HAL discusses water optimization with Saudi Arabian officials

December 26, 2015


Steve Jones and Gordon Jones presented on water optimization at a meeting of the Saudi Arabian Water Environment Association and met with representatives of the Ministry of Water and Electricity, the Royal Commission, and Saudi Aramco.

HAL presents at AWWA-IMS annual conference

HAL presents at AWWA-IMS annual conference

September 21, 2015


HAL participated in the 2015 Annual Conference of the American Water Works Association. The conference was held Sept. 16-18 in Logan, Utah. Descriptions and downloads are available here.

Journal AWWA features Logan water/energy efficiency project

Journal AWWA features Logan water/energy efficiency project

August 3, 2015


The August issue of Journal AWWA features a new case study of a public works project that aligns water and energy efficiency. It describes Logan City's challenge to manage both resources and the innovative solution HAL provided.

Utah governor recognizes HAL as Energy Innovator of the Year

Utah governor recognizes HAL as Energy Innovator of the Year

May 26, 2015


HAL was named Energy Innovator of the Year in the 2015 Governor's Excellence in Energy Awards. HAL's Steve Jones and Rob Sowby accepted the award from Governor Gary R. Herbert during the Energy Development Summit on May 21.

Logan project named Public Works Project of the Year

Logan project named Public Works Project of the Year

May 25, 2015


The American Public Works Association (APWA) Utah Chapter selected Logan City’s Water/Energy Efficiency Project as its Public Works Project of the Year. Representatives of the project team accepted the award at the chapter’s annual awards luncheon.

Three new employees welcomed

Three new employees welcomed

May 13, 2015


HAL has welcomed three new employees since April. We are pleased to have them join our firm.

Jerry Hansen, first HAL employee, retires

Jerry Hansen, first HAL employee, retires

May 6, 2015


After a career at HAL that spanned 40 years, Jerry V. Hansen retired in May.

HAL honored with Best of State Award

HAL honored with Best of State Award

April 24, 2015


HAL has been named the Civil Engineering category winner in the 2015 Best of State Awards. “It is a reflection of the contribution of many individuals within our firm that truly make a difference to the quality of life in the State of Utah,” said HAL president Marv Allen.

BYU Capstone: HAL sponsors water-energy study

BYU Capstone: HAL sponsors water-energy study

April 20, 2015


HAL sponsored a team of Brigham Young University students to study Utah water utilities’ energy intensity. The effort was part of BYU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Capstone Program.

HAL participates in Maps on the Hill

HAL participates in Maps on the Hill

January 28, 2015


HAL participated in Utah's fourth annual Maps on the Hill event January 28. Held in the Capitol Rotunda, the event featured dozens of digital and poster maps from the local geospatial community.

Water-Energy Nexus Summit features HAL

Water-Energy Nexus Summit features HAL

January 22, 2015


The first annual Water & Energy Nexus Summit on January 22 prominently featured HAL, a recognized leader in water-energy issues.

Water system optimization subject of Journal AWWA article

Water system optimization subject of Journal AWWA article

May 30, 2014


Employees Steve Jones and Rob Sowby contributed a feature article to the June 2014 issue of Journal AWWA. The article describes HAL’s unique work in helping clients improve their water systems while reducing costs.

HAL’s master planning featured in Water Environment & Technology

HAL’s master planning featured in Water Environment & Technology

May 7, 2014


Employees Steve Jones and Rob Sowby contributed a feature article to the May 2014 issue of Water Environment & Technology. The article describes the master planning process and how it helps clients.

Cache project noted for design; receives Outstanding Project award

Cache project noted for design; receives Outstanding Project award

April 25, 2014


The Cache Water Restoration Project was noted for its innovative design and installation of thousands of feet of box culvert in Logan Canyon. Hansen, Allen & Luce, Inc., and MWH served as the design engineers.

Groundwater project highlighted in ASCE’s Civil Engineering magazine

Groundwater project highlighted in ASCE’s Civil Engineering magazine

March 20, 2014


A well field for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District’s Water Development Project is the subject of an article in the March 2014 issue of Civil Engineering magazine.

HAL celebrates Groundwater Awareness Week

HAL celebrates Groundwater Awareness Week

March 4, 2014


Groundwater sustains some 44% of the U.S. population (95% in rural areas), whether from a public source or a private well. Groundwater feeds many streams and lakes and plays an important environmental role. Of all water on Earth, only 1% is available for our use, most of which is groundwater.

HAL completes largest groundwater project in Utah history

HAL completes largest groundwater project in Utah history

November 11, 2013


The Central Utah Water Conservancy District is constructing a massive well field in Utah County which is receiving national attention. Hansen, Allen & Luce (HAL) is the project's primary engineer.

Jason Bradford highlighted in Blanding project

Jason Bradford highlighted in Blanding project

November 8, 2013


HAL engineer Jason Bradford is working on a water pipeline in the same area where his grandfather, Kay Bradford, helped construct the Blanding Water Tunnel in the 1950s.

Mike Chambers joins Hansen, Allen & Luce

Mike Chambers joins Hansen, Allen & Luce

November 4, 2013


A professional engineer with 21 years of experience, Mr. Chambers specializes in large-scale water storage and transmission systems.

Hansen, Allen & Luce welcomes Mike Price

Hansen, Allen & Luce welcomes Mike Price

September 20, 2013


A graduate of Salt Lake Community College, Mr. Price will have responsibilities for IT, drafting, field work, and engineering support.

Rob Sowby joins Hansen, Allen & Luce

Rob Sowby joins Hansen, Allen & Luce

June 25, 2013


Robert B. Sowby recently joined Hansen, Allen & Luce. He is a graduate of BYU and MIT and has contributed to scores of civil engineering projects throughout the country. We are pleased to welcome him to our team.

HAL founder honored at Utah State University

HAL founder honored at Utah State University

September 20, 2012


Dr. Vaughn E. Hansen, founder of Hansen, Allen & Luce, was recognized for his contributions to establishing the Utah Water Research Laboratory and for serving as its first director.


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HAL celebrates 38 years of engineering excellence

HAL celebrates 38 years of engineering excellence

February 10, 2012


We thank our varied private, municipal, and industrial clients for allowing us the opportunity of working with and serving them with their engineering needs.

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