Kennedy/Jenks Consultants selected for Fillmore Water Reclamation Plant DBO team
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants is part of the design, build, and operate (DBO) team selected to work on the city of Fillmore, CA's new wastewater recycling facility. The project will replace the city's 50-year-old plant and will serve about 15,000 residential and business customers. It was awarded after a two-year competitive procurement process. American Water, partnering with the city, and Boyle Engineering Corp., will lead the DBO team of W.M. Lyles Construction Company and Kennedy/Jenks...
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb. 9, 2007 -- Kennedy/Jenks Consultants is part of the design, build, and operate (DBO) team selected to work on the city of Fillmore, CA's new wastewater recycling facility. The new recycled water facility will replace the city's existing 50-year-old plant and will serve approximately 15,000 residential and business customers.
The project was awarded following a two-year competitive procurement process. American Water, partnering with the city, and Boyle Engineering Corp., will lead the DBO team of W.M. Lyles Construction Company and Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, design engineer, to design and build the facility. After construction has been successfully completed, American Water will operate the facility, along with the city's wastewater collection and recycled water systems, for 20 years. The public-private partnership combines the efforts of the three teams to lower Fillmore's costs while meeting the City's recycled water needs.
"The new treatment plant will be initially designed to treat 1.8 million gallons per day with provisions for expansion to serve Fillmore's projected future growth," says John Wyckoff, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants Principal Engineer. "We plan to use a membrane bioreactor (MBR) system to widen Fillmore's water recycling options and improve wastewater treatment operations.
"MBRs are efficient, cost-effective, and capable of producing effluent that easily meets the California Recycled Water Criteria (Title 22, et. seq.)," explains Wyckoff. "This type of treatment produces higher quality water than conventional treatment using secondary treatment and tertiary treatment with granular media filtration. Because the membranes are immersed directly in a biological reactor, the treatment systems fit into a smaller footprint, saving space, construction costs, and operations and maintenance requirements. The concept also allows more operating flexibility with respect to separation of liquid and solids."
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants (www.kennedyjenks.com) has provided engineering and scientific solutions to municipal agencies, businesses, and industrial facilities since 1919. With 22 offices serving clients nationwide, the firm provides consulting services to the Water, Transportation, and Industrial Manufacturing sectors.