When communities experience a population boom they can be faced with utility infrastructure needs. This is the situation for the City of Kyle, Texas – one of the fastest growing cities in the state. Located about 20 miles south of Austin, the City of Kyle selected B&N to lead a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) expansion project to proactively address continued population growth and meet current Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regulations.
The expansion will increase the WWTP from 3.0 million gallons per day (MGD) Average Daily Flow (ADF) to 4.5 MGD ADF. To accommodate Kyle's projected population growth over the next 15 to 20 years, the expansion is designed to be adaptable and expandable.
The estimated $17 million project is divided into three phases – planning, design and construction. Over the three phases, B&N’s services include:
- Preliminary and final design to include the headworks (screening, flow handling, and influent lift station), secondary and tertiary treatment, and solids handling
- Process modeling and hydraulic analysis (BioWin model)
- Evaluation of advanced treatment technologies such as UV disinfection and Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR)
- Mechanical and electrical engineering
- Design of a secondary access road
- Stormwater improvements
The design is expected to be complete in June 2019, with construction to begin in the fall of 2019.