Lake County, Ohio
Lake County initiated operation of a Burgess & Niple (B&N)-designed wastewater treatment facility for the Rio Grande subdivision utilizing Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) technology. MBR technology provides an innovative solution for improved wastewater treatment at both existing and new packaged treatment facilities serving residential subdivisions.
The three-year project consisted of upgrading the 30-year-old facility using MBR technology, while documenting the process for later review by the Ohio EPA. The data was presented to the Ohio EPA in the final project report. Based on the results, the Ohio EPA approved this technology to be used for package plant upgrades, replacements, and new construction statewide.
B&N completed the Ohio Water Development Agency (OWDA) Research and Development Grant Application for this project, resulting in $308,000 toward the $400,000 total project cost. B&N also provided the detailed facility design, supervision of construction services, and the preparation of the project evaluation report which was used as part of the OWDA’s continuing education and technology improvement efforts.
In 2006, this project received an Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Ohio.