Municipal

A storage lagoon for backwash sediment at this New York water filtration plant needed its sediment removed for future operations. A 30' circumference by 100' long Geotube® was selected to dewater the residuals for removal to a landfill. The plant employees were trained on the installation and operations of the chemical feed system and Geotube®. The facility manager reported he had pumped the entire lagoon full of residuals into the tube and was very pleased with the results.

This WWTP in Idaho was looking for a more economical method for dewatering their biosolids. Clearwater Dewatering, the local agent for WaterSolve, LLC, met with the local municipality to propose using Geotube® containers, combined with WaterSolve, LLC chemistry and mixing equipment, to handle the dewatering process for the biosolids. WWTP personnel were trained in how to use the Geotube® containers, as well as the proper administration of polymers, to chemically treat and dewater the biosolids on their own, as-needed, schedule.

This Montana Wastewater Treatment Plant was overwhelmed with biosolids. Clearwater Dewatering of Nampa, Idaho, the local agent for WaterSolve LLC, worked with the city to solve their problem. The solids would be dewatered and then hauled to a landfill for final disposal by the city. The project was started in June 2010.

An Idaho Wastewater Treatment plant was using a hanging bag system at their plant which was very labor intensive.  Clearwater Dewatering, the local agent for WaterSolve LLC, worked with the city to solve their problem. The solids would be dewatered and then hauled to a landfill for final disposal by the city. The project was started in January 2009.

Facility managers at this Kentucky wastewater treatment plant used Geotube® dewatering technology to get the plant through the winter months when the drying beds do not perform well.

This water treatment plant chose Geotube® dewatering technology to clean their backwash settling basin for subsequent hauling of the iron residual to a nearby landfill. The facility manager liked the low cost of the operation and the quick return to normal plant operations when the job was completed in one day.

An Idaho Wastewater Treatment plant was using sand beds at their plant. They were having problems dewatering their biosolids in the winter months. Clearwater Dewatering of Nampa, Idaho the local agent for WaterSolve LLC, worked with the city to solve their problem. The solids would be dewatered and then hauled to a landfill for final disposal by the city. The project was started in December 2007.

This new WWTP in Indiana was designed to dewater biosolids with Geotube® technology. The cost savings of constructing a concrete containment area versus a building with a belt press were substantial. WaterSolve, LLC provided the full system and training for this plant. A chemical feed system was mounted on a trailer so it could be stored inside while not in use. Plant managers are happy with the simplicity of the dewatering operation.

An Idaho Wastewater Treatment plant was using sand beds at their plant. They were having problems dewatering their biosolids in the winter months. Clearwater Dewatering of Nampa, Idaho the local agent for WaterSolve LLC, worked with the city to solve their problem. The solids would be dewatered and then hauled to a landfill for final disposal by the city. The project was started in December 2007.

This Idaho Wastewater Treatment plant was hauling their biosolids to another plant to be treated, and lost their contract. Clearwater Dewatering of Nampa Idaho, the local agent for WaterSolve LLC, worked with the city to solve their problem. The solids would be dewatered and then hauled to a landfill for final disposal by the city. The project was started in November 2010.

The management at this water treatment plant needed an alternative to remove solids from their alum sludge settling ponds during the rainy season when they couldn't apply on a farmers field.  Geotube® dewatering provided a low cost, immediate solution to the problem.  They are now free of worry when the weather doesn't allow land application and the costs have been controlled.

This theme park had its own lagoon wastewater treatment system and biosolids were building up in the 4th and final lagoon. Geotube® dewatering fit perfectly on the shore of the 1st lagoon to provide removal of the biosolids. As a result of the cleaning upgrades were performed on the system to improve the performance.

 

WWTP chose to dewater their residuals with WaterSolve’s chemistry and Geotube® system. The application was installed to provide for additional capacity during a period of time when weather conditions limited their ability to haul the sludge. The client was pleased with the results.

Due to persistent rains the WWTP was reaching full capacity. The facility needed to dewater enough biosolids from their storage facilities to get them through summer.

A water reclaim facility was using a centrifuge unit to dewater their sludge. WaterSolve LLC and Waterways Protection discussed the use of Geotube® containers.  This facility  no longer uses the centrifuge and instead has incorporated Geotube® dewatering containers into their regular operation.

Watersolve LLC, was tasked to provide liner, Geotube® containers and filtration fabric, polymer, polymer feed equipment, and technical assistance to a city in Colorado for a dewatering project. Sediment was to be pumped from a lagoon at the Wastewater Treatment Facility to a containment pad where Geotube® containers would dewater the solids. The filtrate water was then directed to a temporary holding basin adjacent to the lagoon. WaterSolve LLC was on site to oversee the setup of the laydown area, placement of the Geotube® containers, setup and operation of the polymer feed system, and training of the city employees for the continuing operation of the dewatering system.

A Michigan municipality was interested in using Geotube® dewatering technology to dewater Water Treatment Plant lime residuals from their on-site storage lagoons. WaterSolve, LLC was contracted to run a pilot study to help determine if Geotube® dewatering technology could be utilized as part of the facility's scheduled long term clean-out procedures.

WaterSolve was contracted to perform a pilot study using Geotube® containers to help increase the flow rate from an Indiana city's pipeline that was being flushed and to remove the residuals.

A small village in upstate New York needed to update their wastewater treatment system.  This project consisted of closing the two existing waste lagoons and constructing a new treatment facility with two smaller, more efficient lagoons. Geotube® containers were used to remove the sludge from the existing lagoons.

In the state of  Washington , awastewater treatment facility’s lagoon system had  biosolids buildup. They were remote from any farmland or landfill to dispose of the material and preferred to use Geotube® dewatering to consolidate the biosolids before transferring them off site. The objective was to dredge the biosolids into the Geotubes, dewater the material to reduce the volume and pass a paint filter test, and then either apply it on farmland or dispose of it in a landfill.

During a site visit it was discovered this municipality was not collecting solids in the geotextile tubes they were using. We put together a package of the equipment and polymer needed to get the operation running properly. The new site manager ordered the equipment and supplies along with the proper training to capture the solids in the tubes.

This Indiana town of 4,000 people had industrial inputs going to the wastewater treatment plant. The biosolids needed to be dewatered and sent to a landfill due to contaminants.  Geotube® containers provided dewatering and cost savings of $25,000 the first year and $35,000 the second year compared to the portable belt press previously used.

The USEPA designated these two biosolids storage lagoons for dredging and disposal. They were offline for 20 years and contaminated with PCB’s. Geotube® dewatering containers were selected to consolidate the residuals to 25% dry weight solids and they were then hauled to an appropriate landfill. WaterSolve, LLC provided the equipment, polymer, Geotube® containers, and technical support for this project performed in Georgia.

This water treatment plant in Ohio chose a Geotube® system to dewater the iron backwash sediment in their settling basin. WaterSolve LLC was contracted to provide the equipment, products, and training to install the system on a rent to own agreement. The facility manager was completely satisfied with the performance of this technology and purchased the system immediately after the trial. He liked the simplicity and low cost of operation.

This water treatment plant in Ohio cleans its backwash settling basin twice a year. A sample of these iron and manganese residuals was sent to the WaterSolve, LLC lab where testing revealed it was a good fit for Geotube® dewatering. A 30' circumference by 60' long Geotube® was installed and the dry wt solids were 18% when they loaded and hauled them to the landfill.

The drying beds at this California wastewater treatment plant were not keeping up with the output of the plant. Facility managers selected Geotube® dewatering containers for their low cost and high flow rate to get the plant caught up. A WaterSolve, LLC technician arrived on site and had the process running 3 hours after his arrival. At the end of one week the managers reported they had processed the equivalent of 5 drying beds into one 45' circumference by 100' long Geotube®. They now use Geotube® containers whenever they get behind.

Facility managers at this WWTP had been contracting a firm with a portable belt press to dewater their biosolids. They sought new technology to reduce costs, use their own labor, and take control of the timing of the dewatering. WaterSolve, LLC performed a pilot study on site using Geotube® dewatering containers and Solve 137 emulsion polymer. They were able to use their own labor, existing drying beds, a chemical feed pump from the plant, and choose the days they wanted to dewater. The cost savings were substantial as well.

Two digesters developed leaks at this wastewater treatment plant in Idaho. The biosolids were pumped to the storage pond and solids floated to the surface causing odors that drifted to the city. WaterSolve, LLC was called in to use Geotube® containers to dewater the scum layer as it was pumped off the surface of the pond. Facility managers were so pleased with the process they are now using this technology as a standard practice to dewater the biosolids before hauling them to the farmland.

The second stage of a three stage lagoon system was filling up with solids and they were overflowing to the third stage at this Ohio wastewater treatment plant. Testing indicated a contaminant was present in the biosolids and they needed to go to a landfill. WaterSolve LLC was called in to install a 60' circumference by 100' long Geotube® that fit on the bank of the lagoon. A dredge was used to pump the solids from the lagoon to the Geotube® for dewatering. The manager plans on using this process the next time the solids are a problem.