The Water Resources Division of Layne Christensen announced a $6.9 million contract with the Broward County Department of Public Works in Fort Myers, Fla.

"We are honored to have been selected for a project that will help protect this most vital of natural resources for the people of Broward County. For over 130 years, throughout the United States and around the world, Layne provides sustainable, environmentally-sensitive solutions for water infrastructure systems," said Layne President and CEO Rene Robichaud.

The project involves the drilling of a pair of injection wells and a dual-zone aquifer monitoring well for the county’s North Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. Work was scheduled to begin last month and Layne expects to complete the project by early 2015.

Layne will conduct site preparation, drilling, geophysical logging, casing cementing, core and water sampling and analysis, and other services including site restoration after the work finishes. Layne expects to finish much of the work using its own equipment.

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