part of a long-term strategy to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay, Fairfax
County developed a Nutrient Reduction Program (NRP) for the NCPCP to
significantly reduce nitrogen and phosphorus in the plant’s effluent.
The Metropolitan Syracuse Wastewater Treatment Plant (Metro) is designed to treat an average monthly flow of 84 million gallons per day (MGD), with a peak flow of 126 MGD and a hydraulic capacity of 240 MGD.
The City of Cocoa Beach faced some challenges. USEPA had established Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for nutrients and dissolved oxygen (DO) in the Indian River and Banana River Lagoons in East Central Florida.
The Picnic Point Wastewater Treatment Facility is operated by the Alderwood Water and Wastewater District out of Lynnwood, WA. The BioCon™ dryer has been operational since 2013. The plant has a design flow of 4 MGD, expandable to 6 MGD.
In order to avoid sediment transfer from the dredging loca on, the Total Suspended Solids (TSS) had to be limited to avoid the transfer of material. The TSS value to be respected was less than 25 mg/L.