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Learn about the planning stages, options, and features of Holland's new wastewater treatment plant Welcoming Center in this presentation at the MWEA Annual Conference in June 2011. Presenters include Jack Rafter, Joel Davenport, and Dave VerHoef from Holland BPW.
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Planning Holland’s New Wastewater Treatment Plant Welcoming Center(i.e. Headworks Project) MWEA Annual Conference, June 2011 Presenters: Jack Rafter, FTC&H Joel Davenport, Holland BPW Dave VerHoef, Holland BPW
Program • What is a Welcoming Center? • Planning Stages of a Welcoming Center/ WWTP Headworks • Holland’s Options • Knowing What You No can Lead to Yes • Selecting Equipment – Use the Tools Available • Features of Holland’s Headworks • Where We Are Today
Planning Stages of a Welcoming Center/WWTP Headworks • Define the problems and challenges • Identify your goals and priorities • Conceptualize an approach • Real estate mantra: • Location, Location, Location • Expansion/contraction • Look to the future
Knowing What You No Can Lead to Yes • Define the challenges and problems • Have the staff involved: engineering, management, operations and maintenance – other staff • Identify treatment and hydraulic bottlenecks • Brainstorm on solutions – With who? • Engineering, management, operations and maintenance – other staff • Throw out ideas – then throw stones
Selecting Equipment – Use the Tools Available • This is a MAJOR investment! • Kick the tires! • You may be “driving” this equipment for 20 years.
Selecting Equipment – Use the Tools Available • Visit sites using equipment • Talk to your colleagues • Local events – JE & AC • National events – WEFTEC • International events – IFAT
Features of Holland’s Headworks • Consolidates influent and solids handling • Minimized visual impact on public • Improved plant-wide flow measurement • Allowed for advanced secondary treatment
Features of Holland’s Headworks • Provides for WWTP expansion and contraction • Increases site access for staff • Reduces landscaping • Provides video monitoring
Features of Holland’s Headworks • Improve flow splitting capabilities • Reduced confined space entry • Reduced maintenance
Features of Holland’s Headworks • Hydraulic relief for plant bottlenecks • Allowed for future excess flow storage • Provided a backbone for future plant improvements or expansion
Lessons from Holland’s New Headworks Project • Revisit planning • Gather the right team members • Collaborate as a project team • Stick with the budget • Know before you buy • Understand the design • Remember the design is not done until construction is complete