Statesboro Wastewater Treatment Plant & Upgrade
Hussey Gay Bell initially designed the expansion of the plant from 1.5 MGD to 10 MGD. All of the units were designed for ease of operation and maintenance with complete flexibility. The processes can be used with or without the trickling filter. Each and every unit can be bypassed to the following unit without interruption of the treatment efficiency. The activated sludge process can be operated in virtually any mode and was designed specifically to accomplish nitrification. In this way the construction of separate nitrification facilities was avoided. Multiple units were provided in each stage of the process in order to provide simplicity and flexibility to the operator. Plant facilities include mechanical bar screens, grit removal, pre-aeration, primary clarifiers, coupled trickling filter-activated sludge secondary treatment, secondary clarifiers, effluent filters, chlorination and effluent aerators. During construction of the new treatment facilities, the existing trickling filter plant had to remain in operation without interruption and without a decline in the quality of the treated effluent. The project was funded through the Environmental Protection Agency and the plant design and operation has resulted in three Georgia state awards and one regional EPA award.
Over the past 35+ years Hussey Gay Bell has completed multiple upgrade and rehab projects at the City’s WWTP. The most recent projects include the addition of secondary screening to enhance trash removal at the plant; removal of existing sand filters and replacement with 10.0 MGD of AquaDisk filters in stainless steel tanks; addition of a liquid lime feed system for added alkalinity in the aeration basin; design/installation of a new UV system; replacement of the existing blower system; and review of long-term process alternatives.