Sewage Plant

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1984, Vol. 54, Issue 7, Pg. 49-51


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The Sacramento Regional Wastewater Management Program cost $460 million, took 10 years to build, and solved problems in sludge disposal, odor control, conveyance systems, combined sewer system overflows, and automated control systems in unique ways. The Regional program has stopped discharges from 18 plants into the Sacramento River that were often upstream from where water was taken for local municipal supplies, consolidated treatment at one plant, and eliminated untreated sewage overflows from central Sacramento's combined storm and sanitary sewers. The plant is built in independent process loops that can be interconnected for emergancy operation or further expansion to custom treat resulting from different types of wastewater loading. It can serve community needs, with planned incremental expansion, beyond the year 2020.

Subject Headings: Waste treatment | Wastewater management | Waste treatment plants | Sewage | ASCE outstanding civil engineering

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