Wastewater Treatment Facility and Reclaimed Water Line

Inverness, Florida

Client: City of Inverness, Florida


  • Bidding Services
  • Construction Administration
  • Design Permitting

Project Summary

This project includes the design, permitting, and construction administration of upgrades to the city’s wastewater treatment facility to address issues raised by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection relating to the current unacceptable biological process utilized at the plant. The design utilizes a more modern and regulatory acceptable BNR process to improve nitrogen removal. The wastewater treatment plant is being expanded from its current permitted capacity of 1.5 MGD to 2.0 MGD. The project also included the addition of a sludge handling facility, improvements to the administration building, a SCADA control system and upgrading the plant to meet Class I reliability. The design also included the necessary filtration and disinfection for the effluent to meet Florida Department of Environmental Protection Public Access Reuse (PAR) standards. The Reclaimed Quality Water is pumped to a golf course and public park for irrigation. The new nitrogen removal facilities were designed to fit onto existing land, to allow the continual operation of the current plant during construction, and to protect remaining land at the plant sight for future capacity expansion. Scope of services included preparation of a preliminary design, preliminary engineering report, and final design, bid ready plans, cost opinion, permit documents, specifications, bid administration and construction phase engineering services. The project funding was aided by a $10 million grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and a $1 million direct apportionment from the Florida legislature. This project was completed on-time and on-budget.

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