As is happening throughout the U.S., water infrastructure in Florida’s Tampa Bay region is becoming outdated. At the same time, population is exploding. To address these issues, Hillsborough County has launched the NW Hillsborough Wastewater Consolidation Program. The program allows the County to retire old facilities and expand a newer plant. And in doing so, the County is improving wastewater service, boosting reliability and saving money for customers.
The program consists of four components:
The NWRWRF expansion is the county’s largest single capital project. The 10-mgd facility is being enlarged to 30 mgd, and will serve the community’s wastewater needs for decades. Unit operations will include several components. These include headworks, biological nutrient removal (BNR) basins, clarifiers, filters, a disinfection system, reclaimed water and reject water.
As the County’s Design Criteria Professional, McKim & Creed is leading the design-build delivery of the NWRWRF expansion. In this role, we developed a design criteria package that included design support for all project phases. We continue to consult with the County on construction and implementation.
In addition, we master planned the site for over 40 acres of wetland mitigation. The plan also features a 5-mile trail system and a University of South Florida Wastewater Design Center.
Specific professional services provided by McKim & Creed include the following: wastewater and biosolids process engineering; structural, geotechnical, electrical, transportation, and environmental (wetlands) engineering; SCADA; site planning; land development; trail design; public information; and value engineering.