The City of Georgetown and the Georgetown Municipal Water and Sewer System (GMWSS) celebrated one of the City’s largest projects - a nearly $50-million wastewater treatment plant - during a ground breaking ceremony in April.
GRW has been providing planning, design, bidding, construction administration and resident project representation services for the plant upgrade and expansion from 4.5 MGD to 9 MGD.
The existing wastewater treatment plant consists of a single concentric-channel oxidation ditch extended aeration biological treatment process. The upgrade and expansion will provide for a 9 MGD average daily flow, with a peak hourly capacity of 36 MGD. Based on the alternative evaluation during the planning phase, the existing WWTP will be replaced with a plant centered around a sequencing batch reactor, consisting of four basins. The evaluation also included wet weather storage (flow equalization)/pumping, preliminary treatment, tertiary treatment, disinfection technologies, aerated sludge holding, and mechanical biosolids dewatering.
In an article from the News-Graphic newspaper, Georgetown Mayor Tom Prather called the event, "a very significant moment.” A link to the article has been available here https://www.news-graphic.com/news/49-8m-sewer-plant-breaks-ground/article_394ddc16-a152-11eb-bfc9-83d8197f61f2.html