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Join our Engineers at the NYWEA Virtual Spring Conference

Join our engineers as they present at the NYWEA Virtual Spring Conference from June 15-17. Take a look at the sessions they will be spearheading throughout the event.

Session 4: Optimizing Water Resource Recovery Facilities through Innovation

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
1:30 pm-3:15 pm

4.1 A Phoenix from the Ashes – Emergency Measures at the Greenfields Wastewater Treatment Plan

Erin Moore, David Seche, Tighe & Bond; Jonathan Churins, Dutchess County Water & Wastewater Authority

The Greenfields WWTP is a small plant serving a community in Hyde Park, NY. Work to completely renovate the plant was days away from starting when tragedy struck. A fire resulted in complete destruction of the RBC secondary treatment system, aeration system, and chemical disinfection system. This presentation will discuss the fire response, discuss different concepts considered to meet effluent limits, and describe efforts to keep the facility running successfully while recovering from substantial damage.

Session 7: Resiliency

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
10:00 am-11:45 am

7.1 Pump Station Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Strategies at Pump Stations

Daniel Roop, Amy Sowitcky, Tighe & Bond

Climate, along with regulation changes require municipalities to plan for higher flood levels than any time in history. As we help municipalities protect their infrastructure by upgrading facilities, we have utilized different approaches to address the structured’ concerns. We will review two case studies of pump station design approaches. The first approach is replacing the station, the second approach is to increase the strength of the existing structures. These studies will help provide insight for structure designs in similar situations.

Register for the conference here.