PROJECT: NILES FERRY WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT

CLIENT: Tennessee Area Services System

The Niles Ferry WWTP is a 1.5 MGD secondary treatment facility designed to handle 350 mg/L of influent BOD and TSS, and 60 mg/L of influent TKN. Treated effluent is discharged into the Tellico Lake meeting secondary effluent treatment standards. It utilizes the extended aeration (oxidation ditch) biological process and is capable of providing aerobic/anoxic treatment for the removal of organic and some nutrient pollutants.

Vaughn & Melton provided engineering services for the expansion of the Niles Ferry Industrial Park Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion to a 1.5 MGD. The expansion included the addition of:

•           New headworks pump station with variable speed pumps

•           New mechanical drum screens

•           Dual oxidation ditches

•           Dual secondary clarifiers

•           Tertiary filters (not constructed)

•           Ultraviolet disinfection system

•           RAS sludge pump station

•           Solids handling facilities & equipment

•           Administration building

•           Reuse of existing package plant as new aerobic digesters

Services provided by V&M included assistance with numerous funding sources including US Economic Development Authority (EDA), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Rural Development (RD), Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and the State Revolving Fund (SRF) to name a few.  V&M services also consisted of preliminary and final design, construction administration and inspection services.  The estimated project cost is $9 million.

 

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