Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Garver Client Receives Treatment Plant Awards

The Oklahoma Water and Pollution Control Association has named the City of Norman's water and wastewater treatment facilities as "plants of the year." Garver has provided recent engineering services to improve the plants' capabilities and efficiency.

In the newspaper article Utilities Commended, published by The Norman Transcript, Utilities Director Ken Komiske said, “This award is given to only one large treatment plant — one water and one wastewater — for the whole state and is chosen by peer review, audit of operations and a site visit. We are very proud of the treatment plants and, more importantly, the operators that keep them running and producing great, quality water and effluent.”

Garver designed a new 13,000-foot-long, 48-inch raw water conveyance line from Lake Thunderbird to the Vernon Campbell Water Treatment Plant to meet increasing water demands. Specific design features included increasing water line capacity, keeping the existing 30-inch pipeline connected and operable, and providing inter-connective piping to facilitate pipeline redundancy.

At the wastewater treatment plant, Garver is providing existing system assessment, alternatives evaluation, and cost estimates to expand the plant to 17 million gallons per day and implement state-of-the-art technology. Garver also provided energy improvement designs that included blower upgrades, RAS/WAS pumping upgrades, and conversion from 4160v to 480v power.

The Oklahoma Water and Pollution Control Association is a non-profit operator association organized in 1926 and dedicated to advancing knowledge among water and wastewater system operators.


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