Itasca Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements  

Overview

Investigation into the functionality of the recently designed and constructed 3.4 MGD wastewater treatment plant, which experienced operational and performance issues since its initial start-up. Village staff were interviewed and operating records, construction plans, other relevant documents and technical elements related to the WWTP were thoroughly reviewed by Robinson wastewater experts.

 

Scope

  • Investigation revealed three primary problems requiring remediation or replacement:

    • A UV disinfection system unable to meet compliance standards 100% of the time

    • Chemical feed / sludge dewatering system that failed to meet the specified performance standards

    • An incomplete SCADA system requiring excessive staff time to resolve operational issues

Results

  • Aided the Village in identifying various expert witnesses, while overseeing a design effort to remedy the three primary deficiencies and preparing a $6,000,000 IEPA low interest loan application for the remedial work

  • Prepared an amendment to Itasca’s Wastewater Facilities Plan used as the facilities plan for the loan

 

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