Wastewater Treatment Plants
Hot Springs, Arkansas
When the City of Hot Springs approached CHC in 2017, they were planning to utilize a mechanical bypass pumping system to keep plant operations functioning during construction. By partnering with CHC early in the design phase, CHC was able to assist in the design & engineering of a permanent gravity bypass screening structure. This system saved the City of Hot Springs money in the short term, while also giving the City a safe option for bypassing excess flows during major rain events in the future, an issue the City had been dealing with for some time. By installing this gravity bypass screening structure, the plant was able to operate at 100% capacity for the duration of the construction phase of the project even during high-flow situations. This project also included the demolition of all existing mechanical and electrical components, as well as all associated instrumentation. During the course of the project, a new concrete headworks structure for fine screens, modification of existing basin for a new grit system, and modification of existing chlorine channel for UV process were completed. This project was turned over to a pleased client on time and on budget.