The new Greensboro Wastewater Treatment Plant was recently recognized by the Engineering News Record with a Water/Environment Award of Merit as one the Mid-Atlantic’s 2017 Best Projects! The new wastewater treatment plant in Greensboro, MD was designed by Rummel, Klepper, & Kahl LLP and includes vortex grit removal, a sequencing batch reactor, denitrification filters, cascade post aeration, UV disinfection and chemical storage and feed systems. Dutchland designed and constructed the circular precast post-tensioned sequencing batch reactor with an 80-ft inside diameter and 22-ft high wall panels for the new plant.
The new system will reduce the nitrogen that flows into the Choptank River from the towns of Greensboro and Goldsboro by 83% and phosphorus by 90%. The improvement is especially important because the plant sits at the headwaters of the Choptank, and data has shown that the loads to the river are far greater upstream than where the river meets the Chesapeake.
The New Greensboro Wastewater Treatment Plant is also significant because it is the first step toward solving a problem nearly five decades in the making: Treating waste from entire towns that do not have public sewers and have failing septic systems. The new treatment plant will both replace the antiquated plant in Greensboro as well as connect to homes in nearby Goldsboro, nearly all of which are on failing septic systems.
Dutchland was proud to partner with RKK and American Contracting & Environmental Services, Inc. to deliver the successful project for the Town of Greensboro.