Update on Installation of BiO2 Solutions Technology at Otterville, Missouri
The installation of the BiO2 Solutions technology at the city of Otterville is proceeding ahead of schedule. The severe site limitations have presented some challenges. The focus the past few weeks has been on completing the installation of the headworks (See pictures). Upon completion of all the concrete work at the headworks, the concrete pads for the biological control center and the electrocoagulation (EC) buildings can then proceed. The biological control center building is on site and the EC building is ready to transport to the city as soon as the concrete pads are completed. The EC equipment is also ready to transport directly to the city for installation once the EC building is completed.
Further updates will follow in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions or would like to speak directly to a BiO2 representative, please contact us though the web site or call (303) 622-4567.
Missouri Department of Natural Resources issues a Construction Permit to the city of Otterville, Missouri to Upgrade their Wastewater Lagoon System Utilizing the BiO2 Solutions Technology
On February 11, 2016, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued a construction permit to the city of Otterville, Missouri to upgrade their existing 3-cell lagoon system utilizing the BiO2 Solutions technology.
The city’s permit from DNR required the system to provide disinfection immediately and meet new ammonia limits by 2021. In addition, the city was having difficulty consistently meeting its current limits for Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Total Suspended Solids (TSS). It is projected that the upgrades to the lagoon system utilizing the BiO2 technology should be fully operational no later than September 2016. Once the system is fully operational, the lagoon system will not only meet the current disinfection requirements but will also meet the new ammonia limits. In addition, the system will meet the lower BOD and TSS limits which will also be required by DNR for the system.
We will provide further updates as the upgrades to the lagoon system proceed.
Link to the Construction Permit:
Link to the Existing Operating Permit: http://dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/permits/issued/docs/0101125.pdf
Hydro Oklahoma Wastewater Plant Recognized
The operator at the Hydro Oklahoma wastewater plant has been recognized as the Oklahoma wastewater Operator of 2015 by the Oklahoma Rural Water Association. The plant was upgraded with the BiO2 technology in September 2013. This facility had been out of compliance for several years. The city was frustrated with the continuing recommendations by engineering firms to install an SBR system. The capital and O&M costs were beyond their ability to pay.
On October 21,2015, personnel from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)made an unannounced inspection of the Hydro facility. The DEQ inspectors were there for over three hours. The inspection began at the influent headworks and ended at the effluent discharge point into Deer Creek, the receiving stream. During the inspection process, the operator was questioned on all aspects and functions of the BiO2 technology and its effect on the plant’s operation and the quality of the effluent discharge.
At the end of the inspection, DEQ was complimentary of the conditions of the plant, no odors,clean discharge, and the operator’s knowledge and ability to answer all of their questions. This recognition is also the result of BiO2’s technology to bring the plant into compliance by achieving discharge numbers well below permit requirements.
This award will be presented at the April 2016 annual meeting of the Oklahoma Rural Water Association. For case study data for Hydro, click here.