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Spring Creek Plant Improvements

Springfield Metro Sanitary District, Springfield, IL

CMT was the project manager and lead designer for the new 32 MGD Spring Creek wastewater treatment plant which came on line July 2012, providing the Springfield Metro Sanitary District the capacity to meet regulatory requirements and consumer demand into the future. With a peak flow of 80 MGD, the new plant process features vertical loop activated sludge reactors, UV disinfection, and one of the largest biological nutrient removal (BNR) facilities in the Midwest. The project features state-of-the-art systems integration designed for the fully automated facility that replaces the original plant built in 1928.

The project is an achievement demonstrating a high level of complexity, innovation, sustainability and client satisfaction. Given the scale of the project and the significant evolvement from manual to automated operations, it was important to be sensitivie to the vast change that district staff would be asked to adapt by obtaining buy-in from as many staff members as possible at all levels of operation.

CMT is also leading the expansion of the District's Sugar Creek Plant as well as a CSO Long-Term Control Plan.