The City of Pembroke Pines is embarking on an aggressive plan to provide for the drinking water and wastewater treatment needs of its citizens in accordance with new regulatory mandates from federal and state water and environmental protection managers. The City’s Alternative Water Supply (AWS) Program is a multi-barrier water purification process intended to produce reclaimed water well-suited for groundwater recharge.
The first component is the pilot testing and full-scale design of an advanced wastewater treatment process to produce reclaimed water that meets local, state and federal requirements for groundwater recharge. The process that was pilot tested and designed includes wastewater straining, media filtration, chlorine contact, microfiltration, reverse osmosis, and ultraviolet disinfection with advanced oxidation. The treatment scheme was pilot tested using secondarily treated wastewater effluent from the City’s wastewater treatment plant. The pilot testing program performed for six months was approved by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).
The pilot study, conducted by CGA, determined the best technology to be used in the AWS Facility. In addition to the pilot study, CGA prepared the design of the AWS Facility and preparation of design/build documents. The documents include 35% of the treatment plant design and basis of design report (BODR). The BODR includes preparation of a construction cost estimate, process design of new equipment, sizing of new equipment and piping and siting of the equipment.
CGA is honored to participate in this project; to be one of very few engineering consulting firms in the Unites States and the world on the vanguard of water recycling technology.
City of Pembroke Pines