What problems do you have that are associated with your wastewater streams and what is this costing you?
Wastewater challenges background
- New NPDES parameters and or lower permit limits – higher costs
- The amount of capital required to upgrade the plant, keep up with increased production, or complete a plant expansion is considerable
- This can lead to increased operational cost, surcharges, energy consumption and even potential fines and bad publicity.
- The amount of dissolved oxygen required to run traditional wastewater treatments plants is costly
- When pretreating, does the city monitor for concentration of contaminants such as Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Oil &; Grease (O&;G), Ammonia and pH
- They often levy excessive surcharges based upon the concentrations of these levels
- In extreme cases fines can be levied for not hitting permit levels
- Many times the surcharges exceed $100K
- Pretreatment at many facilities is inadequate to effectively remove soluble BOD and frequently consists of only flow equalization and pH neutralization
- Often times plants lack the retention time necessary to reduce contaminants biologically