Wastewater Treatment Facility Expansion, Design Permitting and Construction Phase Services

Location: Port St. Lucie, FL
Client: St. Lucie West Services District
Cost: $10.8 Million
Completion Date: 2014
  • Wastewater Facilities Planning
  • Design (process and final)
  • Surveying
  • Civil, Structural, Electrical Engineering
Market: Environmental/Survey
Wastewater Treatment Facility Expansion, Design Permitting and Construction Phase Services

The St. Lucie West Services District (“SLWSD”) currently has a 2.0 MGD Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) that was originally constructed in 1986. The WWTF is permitted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to treat up to 2.0 MGD on maximum contiguous three-month average daily flow basis (TMADF).

The WWTF is an advanced secondary treatment facility inclusive of filtration that produces effluent meeting unrestricted public access reclaimed water standards as defined by the Florida Administrative Code. Successful Project Implementation due to the limited hydraulic treatment capacity and the significantly increased CBOD and TSS loading on the WWTF, the District has authorized BDI to perform a multi-phase project for the evaluation, planning, permitting, design, bidding and construction phase services for the necessary WWTF upgrade and improvements. BDI offered to fast track the schedule.

Phase 1 of this project was authorized under a work authorization to include the Engineering Evaluation Services. This evaluation examined reasonably available alternatives for the expansion of the treatment works and the biosolids management facilities to determine the most desirable plan for the facility to treat the high influent CBOD and TSS loading while meeting current and projected effluent requirements and most cost effectively managing its biosolids disposal. This effort has culminated in the Preliminary Engineering Report as is currently being finalized by BDI.

Phase 2 is Contract Documents, Permitting and Bidding. The project is currently nearing 100% and scheduled to bid in August 2013 The remaining efforts in this project will execute the identified plan through the final phase as authorized by the Work Authorization will be Phase 3 – Construction Administration and Startup.