City of Alba, Texas treating wastewater with Blue Frog system
Project harnesses cutting-edge technology to reduce costs in environmentally sustainable manner.
ALBA, TEXAS, OCTOBER 28, 2016 -- The City of Alba, Texas, has completed installation of a cutting-edge wastewater treatment system to eliminate built-up organic sludge in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.
The Blue Frog System by Absolute Aeration, LLC, was installed on Oct. 27 at the City's wastewater treatment plant, which is comprised of two ponds. The proprietary technology, which has proven its effectiveness in dozens of municipal applications nationwide, is expected to digest the built-up sludge in situ, thereby eliminating the need to dredge the sludge mechanically.
he proprietary technology, which has proven its effectiveness in dozens of municipal applications nationwide, is expected to digest the built-up sludge in situ, thereby eliminating the need to dredge the sludge mechanically.
Currently, the City of Alba (est. pop. 504), a quiet country town located just 80 miles east of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, uses a small-flow system comprised of an Imhoff Tank/lagoon combination system in its wastewater ponds, which have been steadily filling up with sludge. The City treats up to 0.08MGD of wastewater daily.
Andy Spicher, P.E. and a Managing Partner of Hartwell Environmental Corporation, introduced the Blue Frog System to Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. (SPI) for consideration by the City of Alba’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. Hartwell represents leading manufacturers of water and wastewater treatment equipment used in municipal and industrial treatment facilities in the Texas and Oklahoma markets. The City and its consulting engineering firm (SPI) had been seeking an alternative sustainable solution to eliminate mechanical dredging and to comply with their design discharge requirements.
Spicher expressed confidence that cities, like Alba, that are dealing with sludge accumulation can reduce costs and improve their water quality by using the Blue Frog System.
"The City of Alba represents our firm's second Blue Frog System installation," said Jeremy Buechter, P.E. with Schaumburg & Polk, Inc., an established expert in the design and construction management of complex municipal water and wastewater infrastructure projects. "The first system in Cushing, Texas, has been meeting all our design discharge parameters while significantly decreasing odor issues at the site. We anticipate the same success for the City of Alba."
The Blue Frog System is a proven alternative that can break the cycle of mechanical dredging and landfill costs that plagues many small municipalities in Texas, and around the country. Absolute Aeration’s professional and technically competent staff likewise assists in overcoming regulatory and site-specific challenges for Blue Frog installations.
For more details about Blue Frog Technology, visit BlueFrogSystem.com or call 888.237.7912.
ABOUT ABSOLUTE AERATION, LLC
Absolute Aeration is an environmental technology firm that developed The Patented Blue Frog System Technology. The Blue Frog™ System is an innovative, affordable, sustainable solution designed to meet wastewater treatment lagoon discharge standards at a significantly lower investment cost. The revolutionary technology provides a natural solution that enhances anaerobic sludge digestion, improving the function of existing lagoon systems by simply adopting new approaches and strategies. These strategies extend the life of the lagoon by restoring it back to its original design capacity. By shifting the focus from aerobic to anaerobic lagoon treatment strategies, lagoon owners are effectively released from the restraint of high horsepower aeration and sludge generation. Blue Frog System Technology represents a paradigm shift in wastewater treatment strategies.