Rehab Defies Pros, Beats Clock

by J. A. MacDonald, Associate Editor; Civil Engineering—ASCE, 345 E. 47th St., New York, NY 10017,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1988, Vol. 58, Issue 8, Pg. 46-48

Document Type: Feature article


Fast-tracking an overhaul of its wastewater treatment system let Columbus, Ohio escape federal penalties under the Clean Water Act. Over $200 million was invested to improve the city's 149 mgd wastewater treatment system. Improvements included new primary and final clarifiers, aeration basins, a chlorination/dechlorination facility, a flow splitter, sludge handling and dewatering.Rehab was completed within 24 months.

Subject Headings: Rehabilitation | Wastewater treatment | Federal government | Clean Water Act | Clarifiers | Aeration | Basins | Chlorine | Ohio | United States

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