With a rapidly growing population and three lagoons nearly at capacity, managers of the Star Sewer and Water District in Star, Idaho, needed to increase their treatment capacity. Additionally, local regulators were encouraging the facility to improve the quality of plant effluent.
The city decided it was time for a major expansion and hired Keller Associates, a consulting engineer firm in nearby Meridian, to explore various technologies. The design team decided to install membrane bioreactors (MBR) as the secondary treatment process.
The town of Merritt upgraded their inlet screen so operators could focus on more important matters.
An Idaho wastewater plant discovers a method of protecting membranes in its new membrane bioreactor addition.
Antarctica Research Station Adds Sewage Treatment Plant, Installs Innovative Sewage Grinders in Head
Prior to construction of the $6 million, 170-ft-by-140-ft indoor plant, wastewater treatment consisted simply of maceration and discharge into nearby McMurdo Bay. The primary reason for updating the process was concern for the environment.
The Wakefield-Calder Vale treatment plant of Yorkshire Water, has undergone major overhauls and in September 2002 the plant’s headworks was significantly upgraded with three Finescreen Monsters® to reduce the amount of solids entering the system.
Scottish Water, the U.K.’s fourth largest water treatment organization, recently installed three Bandscreen Monsters® at their Hawick treatment plant to handle inorganic solids found in wastewater and stormwater.
Keeping Santa Barbara clean is a tall order, and the folks at the City’s El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant take the job very seriously. With a growing population and strict California discharge requirements, managing the 8.5 million gallons per day (MGD) average flow takes a lot of resourcefulness.
Early Spanish settlers described Ventura County as the “land of everlasting summers” and named this region located northwest of Los Angeles County, California, “San Buenaventura”, which means “good fortune”.
Installation of a new system that grinds, washes, compacts, and dewaters bar screenings at the Meriden(CT) Water Pollution Control Facility has reduced organic content and overall volume, eliminating remote landfill disposal costs, while also significantly reducing handling needs and odor, according to the plant's manager.