Coalville Wastewater Facility Plan and Update - Coalville, UT
Client: Coalville City, UT
In 2006, J-U-B developed a wastewater treatment capital facility plan for Coalville City. The facility plan considered a number of city concerns including: growth and a need to update impact fees, phosphorus TMDL on Echo Reservoir, aging infrastructure, existing plant property boundary with a very small footprint, potential for odor complaints from nearby residences, and long term solids handling needs.
The City’s treatment facility sits on a two acre parcel owned by the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) but leased to the City. The lease expires in 2014 and more land is needed for future expansion. The land acquisition need has led the City, with continued assistance from J-U-B, to engage the USBR to extend the lease and acquire additional land for future expansions.
Further coordination with the USBR continued through the 2007 to 2010 timeframe. Due to the USBR’s insistence that a large containment berm be built around the facility and their unwillingness to transfer additional land beyond the 2.3 acres, the City decides to negotiate with area landowners that may be likely locations for a new facility. Meanwhile, the City also engages the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a willing funding partner for a project.
This project included:
- Phosphorus management strategies: Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR), filtration/chemical removal, reuse in pressure irrigation system.
- Expansion alternatives based on 20-year growth needs and very constrained site.
- Ongoing negotiation with USBR regarding wastewater treatment plant management needs and land acquisition.
- $100,000 planning advance from Utah DWQ to begin steps to secure the land and to continue to work with potential funding partners.