Domestic Wastewater Treatment - Case Study
Bay Meadows is a year-round RV and mobile home park located along the shores of Lake Ontario. The facility had been reliant on subsurface treatment, however current regulatory requirements eliminated the option of continuing with that approach. In addition to high bedrock, the lack of available area due to design fl ow values meant a more sophisticated sewage treatment solution would be necessary.
A key challenge facing the Bay Meadows is its adjacency to Pleasant Bay – a lagoon that’s separated from Lake Ontario by a narrow strip of land. That physical barrier prevents the waters of Pleasant Bay and Lake Ontario from mixing on a regular basis. Without the dilution effect of the lake, Pleasant Bay has little capacity to assimilate the park’s discharge. That reality was confirmed by a Surface Water Assessment.
After evaluating several treatment solutions, Newterra® was selected to supply a modular membrane bioreactor (MBR) system due to their ability to meet the tough environmental standards and tight deadlines, based on the company’s proposal and reputation for meeting tough environmental standards and tight deadlines. For this project, both would be required. The initial order for the turnkey MBR solution was placed in mid-August 2014, and within 20 weeks, Newterra had engineered, built, installed and commissioned a modular system treating 21,925 GPD (83 m3/day) to the stringent specifications required. Implementing a traditional treatment process would have required four times the physical footprint of the system. Instead, the trailer park was able to minimize the amount of valuable property needed for a solution. The modular Newterra packaged plant is integrated into two ISO high cube shipping containers and requires only 16’ x 40’ of space. Going forward, land where the old septic bed was located will become additional RV sites, generating additional revenue for the park.