Lake Wales Wastewater Treatment Facility Rehabilitation / Expansion
Kimley-Horn was responsible for all design, construction document preparations, permitting, SRF funding assistance, bid administration, and construction administration for the rehabilitation and expansion of an existing 1.9-MGD wastewater treatment facility in Lake Wales, Florida.
As part of this project, rehabilitation items include new headworks fine screening system, new oxidation ditch rotors with smart biological nutrient reduction system, replacement of clarifier mechanisms, conversion of existing traveling bridge sand filter to disk filter system, rehabilitation of existing aerobic digester, addition of a new aerobic digester, rehabilitation of existing electrical system, and rehabilitation/enhancement of the SCADA system. Our team’s work included a permitting treatment capacity expansion to 2.19 MGD. The project construction was completed on time and under budget.
The City of Lake Wales was the second place recipient of the Florida Water Environment Association’s (FWEA’s) Earle B. Phelps Award, which is one of the most prestigious FWEA awards given annually “to recognize the wastewater treatment facility which has maintained the highest removal of major pollution causing constituents prior to discharging the treated effluent to the receiving water.”