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Bill Meinert, PE presents on piloting and design of DC Water's pumping station odor control

September 2017 – New DC Water Headquarters Building construction underway, atop the modified O Street Pumping Station

On October 4, 2017, Bill Meinert, PE, a wastewater practice leader at OBG, presented at WEFTEC 2017, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The conference is the largest of its kind in North America and offers water quality education and training to water quality professionals from around the world.

Bill discussed the piloting and design of odor control systems for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s (DC Water) Main and O Street Pump Stations in his presentation “Good Odor Treatment Makes Good Neighbors.” As new combined sewer overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plan measures were being implemented and placed online, the Main and O Street Pumping Stations (both sanitary and storm (CSO) conveyance systems) required rehabilitation. In parallel, DC Water decided to relocate its headquarters from the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to the O Street Pump Station location – demanding a higher odor control standard along with other rehabilitation efforts. As field testing and full-scale piloting were being conducted, DC Water odor control standards and experiences elsewhere in the conveyance system were also reviewed. The odor control design for the O Street Pump Station and the Headquarters Building are under construction, and final design for the Main Pump Station odor control system is pending.

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About Bill Meinert, PE: Bill’s experience includes 28 years of municipal consulting. He leads large, complex wastewater conveyance and treatment projects for public-sector clients throughout the eastern U.S., start to finish.

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