Regional Biosolids Dewatering & Drying Facilities
HDR was selected by the Taney County Regional Sewer District, on behalf of the Tri-Lakes Biosolids Partnership, to complete a preliminary design study to determine the feasibility of constructing a regional dewatering and drying facilities. The partnership faced the need to reduce or eliminate the current practice of land applying liquid Class B biosolids. The scope of the design study included:
- Evaluation of alternative dewatering and thermal drying equipment
- Identification and evaluation of up to three candidate regional sites for the drying facility
- Assistance with application for funding
- Biosolids market assessment
A series of five stakeholder workshops were held during the design study. As a result of the study and the workshops, the recommended implementation plan is to construct a regional thermal drying facility, owned by the partnership, at the site of the City of Branson's Cooper Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. An indirect dryer facility will be constructed at the existing treatment plant site. Dewatered biosolids will be delivered to the facility from all of the members facilities.
The partnership recently received capital funding in the form of a grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources along with matching funds from the Taney County Sewer Sales Tax.
HDR was selected to prepare final design plans and lead the permitting process in January, 2011, with construction of the new facilities scheduled for 2012.