May 24, 2018

Garver helps celebrate Norman Water Reclamation Facility upgrades

Thanks to a collaborative effort between Garver, the City of Norman, and staff at the Norman Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), the WRF is able to process and treat wastewater with increased reliability and meet new water quality requirements for discharge into the Canadian River.  

Garver joined officials from the City and the WRF recently for a ceremony that celebrated the completion of Phase 2 of improvements made to a facility that has been in use for 75 years. Garver provided design services for the upgrade, which addressed critical needs for aging infrastructure, increased capacity, regulatory deficiencies, and a desire to reduce the amount of odor. The design upgrades not only increased the treatment capacity of the WRF by nearly 45 percent, but also allows for improved processing of peak flows during storm events.

“The Norman WRF is a key part of the City’s infrastructure and the Phase 2 improvements were critical for being able to reliably meet the current needs and set the stage for potable reuse applications planned as part of the water supply portfolio required to meet future needs,” Garver Project Manager Kyle Kruger said. “We worked with the City to utilize existing infrastructure and master plan for future improvements to maximize their investment; the end result is something that the city should be proud of.”

Garver began providing its expertise in wastewater treatment and reuse planning for the project in 2010, with a preliminary engineering report that identified more than $100 million in potential capital improvements. The $63 million spent on the Phase 2 Projectis the largest capital improvement initiative in the city’s history.

To learn more about Garver’s Water Team, visit our Water services page. 

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