Pinellas County, Fla., water reclamation facility gets biosolids facility upgrades
Resource recovery process to offset energy usage and stretch ratepayer dollars.
TAMPA, FL, JAN 10, 2018 -- Gresham, Smith and Partners was recently selected by Pinellas County to provide engineering services for upgrades to the biosolids facilities at the South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation Facility. The facility is Pinellas County's largest wastewater treatment facility and distributes an average of 33 million-gallon-per-day of reclaimed wastewater to residents and businesses, while also processing all of the county's biosolids. The firm will evaluate current conditions and design a state-of-the-art biosolids dewatering system to enhance resource recovery and support the county's sustainability goals.
"By treating water and recycling biosolids, we can complete a natural cycle in the environment rather than taking up space in a landfill," commented Jody Barksdale, P.E., ENV SP, senior vice president and biosolids practice leader, Gresham, Smith and Partners. "Pinellas County is dedicated to sustainable resource recovery and we look forward to supporting their commitment. Integrating the latest technology into the facility will create a value-added resource recovery process for the county, offsetting energy usage and stretching ratepayer dollars."
The facility is Pinellas County's largest wastewater treatment facility and distributes an average of 33 million-gallon-per-day of reclaimed wastewater to residents and businesses, while also processing all of the county's biosolids.
As an engineering consultant, GS&P will design improvements to three high speed dewatering centrifuges, dewatered conveyance equipment, polymer storage and feed systems and electrical and instrumentation equipment. The project team will also conduct a sustainability review of the facility's overall solids processes to verify that energy efficiency goals are met and identify areas to implement future sustainable design features.
GS&P's Water and Environment team consists of experienced water and wastewater process experts, engineers, designers, operational and regulatory specialists and environmental scientists providing a wide range of water, wastewater and stormwater services. By staying abreast of the latest developments in technology, innovation and regulatory legislation, the team integrates these services with other in-house capabilities to maximize project speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
About Gresham, Smith and Partners
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