The Southwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility (SWRWRF) was an existing wastewater treatment facility that Citrus County owned and operated. It was located approximately 3 miles east of the Chassahowitzka River, which is an Outstanding Florida Water.
The Chassahowitzka River flows to the Gulf of Mexico and is formed from pristine waters contributed by more than 12 springs. Jones Edmunds completed the planning, permitting, and design phase of an advanced wastewater treatment plant meeting a 5-5-3 effluent quality to replace the existing WRF. Construction began in 2017 and was completed in 2019. A new 1.5-MGD AADF 4-stage BNR oxidation ditch system replaced the current facility. The new system has secondary clarifiers, disc filters, and chlorine disinfection capabilities. Reclaimed water disposes to rapid infiltration basins on the plant site and eventually to the County’s public access reuse system.
Our design addressed the following goals and objectives identified to upgrade the Southwest Regional WRF:
Jones Edmunds also prepared a Wastewater Facilities Plan in support of an SRF Construction Loan application. We provided additional support during the application process.Read more about the Construction Administration services for this project.
Jones Edmunds and team are providing pre-design, design services, final design, permitting, and bidding phase services for improvements to the Marshall Street Water Reclamation Facility (WRF). This work includes replacement of the IPS and the headworks structure and associated odor control systems, an influent flow equalization (EQ) tank , electrical, instrumentation and control improvements, and collaborating with Duke Energy to upgrade the electrical / transformer loop between the new IPS, Reclaimed Water High Service Pump Station, and Laboratory transformers. The design will incorporate constructability in a phased approach that minimizes impacts to the operations of the WRF during construction and startup to maintain compliance with the WRF’s FDEP Operating Permit.
Jones Edmunds provided preliminary engineering, final design, contract document preparation, and bidding- and construction-phase services for the Braden River Utilities (BRU) Reclaimed Water Interconnect Project. The $13-million project brings reclaimed water to Lakewood Ranch, a residential development, from the City of Bradenton and solves the irrigation issues that the development has had since its inception 20 years ago. It also reduces the City’s discharge to the Manatee River.
The project consisted of reclaimed water transmission and distribution lines, pumping facilities, and a storage facility to interconnect with the City of Bradenton reclaimed water system and expand BRU’s irrigation storage transmission system. Jones Edmunds prepared the plans, specifications, and permit applications in five separate bidding packages, including hydraulic modeling of the reclaimed water transmission system.
The total length of the project consisted of approximately 49,000 feet of 20-inch transmission main and 4,900 feet of 16-inch and 4,600 feet of 12-inch distribution mains. The project also included a new pump station capable of delivering a minimum of 1,400 gpm (2 MGD) and a maximum of 4,200 gpm (6 MGD) at the City’s 2-million-gallon ground storage tank at the River Run Golf Course. Approximately 5,000 feet of existing 16-inch ductile iron and PVC pipe crossing the Braden River were reused. Due to the heavily congested route, the pipeline required many horizontal directional drills, including a 2,400-foot drill under I-75.
As a multi-jurisdictional, private-public partnership, this project was co-funded by BRU and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), and the City of Bradenton provided assets, including the River Run Pump Station and a 4,200-foot section of existing 16-inch diameter transmission pipe.
In 2014, this project was named the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) SunCoast Branch Project of the Year.
Jones Edmunds offers reclaimed water services focused on the One Water concept – an integrated planning and implementation approach to managing our finite water resources. This includes a holistic evaluation of a regions natural water cycle and sources of supply including potable water, wastewater, reuse water, and stormwater. Evaluating reuse water within this context identifies the water balance deficits and opportunities for beneficial reuse, long-term water supply resilience, and reliability to meet both community and environmental needs including: