Evaluating equipment to find the optimum process
Garver provided professional engineering services to plan and design wastewater system improvements which included a new wastewater treatment plant and collection system improvements. The improvements included modifying, refurbishing, and decommissioning the existing facilities and constructing new facilities to meet the targeted capacity and treatment criteria. Garver evaluated several options to provide more stringent discharge limits for the existing facility and determined that building a new wastewater plant would be more environmentally and ecologically friendly than rehabilitating the existing facility. The new Tupelo Bayou WWTP has built-in expandability, with the ability to increase constructed capacity of 16 MGD to 32 MGD. Additionally, the plant can easily be retrofitted to meet potential future regulations by converting to a biological nutrient removal plant rather than using conventional activated sludge. Overall, Garver provided surveying, planning, permitting, environmental, design, bidding and construction administration, construction observation, and funding assistance.