McAlpine Creek Wastewater Management Facilities Effluent Filters Upgrades and Expansion

McAlpine Creek Wastewater Management Facilities Effluent Filters Upgrades and Expansion

McAlpine Creek Wastewater Management Facilities Effluent Filters Upgrades and Expansion

The McAlpine Creek Wastewater Management Facilities are located just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the largest of all Charlotte Water (formerly Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities, CMU) Wastewater Management Facilities with a daily treatment capacity of 64 million gallons per day (MGD). Over the last 10 years, CMU has spent more than $50 million to improve treatment processes and reduce the amount of phosphorus that is discharged into McAlpine Creek, resulting in better water quality.

The steady residential and commercial growth in the Charlotte area has strained the existing infrastructure. Crowder Construction Company, along with HDR, was selected as a collaborative design-build partnership to design and construct an effluent filter structure so the facility can increase its rated capacity to 80 MGD. Our work included design and construction of nine new filter bays tied into existing filters, water control gates, pumped water for filter backwash, forebay improvements, modifications to manholes, chemical treatment addition, slope stabilization, stormwater improvements, site work, and a new packaged electrical house for the filters.

McAlpine Creek Wastewater Management Facilities Effluent Filters Upgrades and Expansion
Client
Charlotte Water
Location

Pineville, NC
United States

Size
80 mgd capacity
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