SALT LAKE CITY -- WesTech Engineering, Inc. of Salt Lake City, Utah, has helped to increase the treatment capacity at the Miami Dade South District Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) by 60 million gallons per day (MGD). WesTech has supplied four new 195-foot diameter clarifiers and retrofitted six additional 195-foot diameter clarifiers with the proprietary Clarifier Optimization Package (COP™) design. All 10 clarifiers are now installed and online. The final two units were commissioned on Dec. 7, 2011.
Located in Miami, Florida, the South District WWTP had a peak flow capacity of 225 MGD. The new clarifiers are a key part of an expansion that will increase the plant capacity to a peak flow of 285 MGD to meet increased demand caused by regulatory requirements and population growth.
More stringent regulations have resulted in a mandate that the effluent from wastewater treatment plants in the area be upgraded to protect existing aquifers. The COP™ Clarifier design offers capacity and efficiency improvements over conventional clarifiers.