American Society of Civil Engineers

Wastewater Storage Pond Design and Mounding Analysis

by Xuheng Kuang, Ph.D., P.E., (WRS Environmental & Infrastructure Inc, 221 Hobbs St, Tampa, FL 33619. E-mail:
Section: Watersheds, pp. 4615-4625, (doi:

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability
Abstract: With 312 miles of beautifully maintained safe toll highways, Florida’s Turnpike system mainline starts from Miami to Central Florida. Fort Drum is one of the 8 service plazas alone the mainline. The existing Fort Drum service plaza amenities are planned for demolition with new and larger facilities proposed. The proposed new restaurant building, convenience store and parking lot make expansion of the existing wastewater treatment pond not feasible on site. The purposes of the study are to estimate the area needed for the new wastewater disposal pond and to do a mounding analysis to prevent waste water from polluting local ground water. GEO-SLOPE SEEP/W 2007 software which uses finite elements to simulate the pond and berm structures was utilized to do the groundwater mounding analysis. Modeling results shows that no water will be mounded to the existing ground.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Water storage
Wastewater management
Water resources
Groundwater management