The Water Service Department of Kansas City, MO, has recently begun work on the Blue River WWTP Disinfection project. This $96 million project was undertaken to improve the quality of the effluent that the city’s six wastewater treatment facilities release back into area waterways. It is the last and largest disinfection project and part of Water Services’ 25-year federally mandated Overflow Control Program.
Blue River WWTP Effluent Disinfection Section II – Chemical Feed Facilities is a $48 million phase of the $96 million project. The Blue River WWTP is Kansas City’s largest effluent treatment plant and manages the flow of 72 million gallons of wastewater daily. Designed by Black and Veatch of Overland Park, KS, and installed by Foley Company of Kansas City, MO, work began in October 2012 and will take several years to complete.
Hobas Pipe USA is supplying 2,500 feet of 96-inch and 1,100 feet of 48- to 72-inch centrifugally cast, fiberglass reinforced, polymer mortar (CCFRPM) pipe. The maximum depth of the buried pipeline is 24 feet with a minimum depth of 10 feet. The high stiffness design of the Hobas 46-psi CCFRPM pipes is suitable to handle the deep covers and also the potential HS-20 traffic loads at shallow covers. Numerous custom fittings such as elbows and reducers are being supplied to perfectly fit the complicated treatment plant layout.