- Reuse Feasibility Study
As a regional economic hub in southwest Kansas, Garden City has seen several years of population and industrial growth. With the construction of a new milk drying facility near the existing wastewater treatment facility, the city anticipates an additional 1 million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater effluent. To promote a culture of conservation and establish the foundation for wastewater reuse initiatives, the city wanted to conduct a reuse feasibility study to explore wastewater effluent reuse applications and introduce local policymakers and stakeholders to the concepts of reuse.
As a part of the feasibility study, our team explored six categories of reuse applications:
- Industrial reuse
- Irrigation (municipal and agricultural)
- Constructed wetland and storage basin
- Livestock watering
- Indirect potable reuse
- Direct potable reuse
The evaluation included an overview of regulatory information to identify possible treatment improvements that would be required for the existing wastewater treatment facility, based on each reuse application considered. In addition, we conducted a high-level analysis of demand, storage and distribution requirements.
Ultimately, through discussion with the city, a conceptual plan for irrigation, both agricultural and municipal, was developed. The plan identifies five phases of lift station and pipeline extensions and includes an order of magnitude level of opinion of probable cost for each phase.
- Reuse feasibility study
- Cost opinions