May 30, 2012
O’Brien & Gere has been selected by the Clark County Department of Utilities, Ohio
to provide environmental engineering services in support of a major upgrade and expansion project at the southwest regional wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The current National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
(NPDES) issued by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
(OEPA) requires that the facility expand capacity from 2.0 mgd to 4.0 mgd by March 2015. The expansion will satisfy regulatory requirements and allow the County to continue providing reliable wastewater treatment for the 11,000 residents and businesses it serves. O’Brien & Gere was selected for its extensive wastewater infrastructure improvement experience in the Midwest and nationwide.
In a contract valued at nearly $1 million, O’Brien & Gere will design equipment and process upgrades at the existing treatment facilities to meet expanded capacity and new permit requirements for nitrification and solids dewatering. Recognizing the evolving Ohio Nutrient Reduction Strategy
and Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Program
for improved regional water quality, the design will also consider nutrient removal when upgrading processes. In addition, the project includes permitting and bidding services, as well as securing funding assistance from the Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund
and Ohio Water Development Authority
This new contract represents O’Brien & Gere’s first project with Clark County and is positioning the Company to provide future services associated with this municipal facility expansion project valued at $7 million.
About O'Brien & Gere
O’Brien & Gere is an employee-owned engineering and project delivery company with over 850 scientists, engineers, construction, and operations personnel located in 30 offices across the U.S. With a 65-year history of applying technology and innovation, O’Brien & Gere is a leader in providing total water, energy, environmental, and facility solutions for its public and private sector clients.
: Kristin Halpin
, O'Brien & Gere
Aerial of the Clark County southwest regional wastewater treatment plant, Ohio