The Arbennie Pritchett Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Program generally includes the following major components:
- Construction of the new 10 mgd Arbennie Pritchett WRF at the existing Garniers effluent spray field site located on Eglin Air Force Base (AFB).
- Construction of the new 10 mgd, 200 acre Rapid Infiltration Basin (RIB) effluent Disposal system at the existing Garniers effluent spray field site located on Eglin AFB.
- Construction of a new 15 to 25 mgd Re-Pumping Station at the existing Garniers WWTP to convey existing flows received at the WWTP to the new WRF.
- Construction of piping modifications at the Garniers WWTP to allow the 2 existing 20-inch diameter effluent pipelines to be converted into raw wastewater pipelines that will convey wastewater from the new re-pumping station to the new WRF.
- Construction of piping modifications at the existing Garniers effluent spray field site to tie the 2 existing 20-inch diameter effluent pipelines into the new WRF.
- Decommissioning and demolition of the existing Garniers WWTP.
- Miscellaneous collection and transmission system modifications and improvements facilitate the implementation of the program.
The new 10 mgd Arbennie Pritchett WRF will replace the aging 6.5-mgd Garniers WWTP and will be constructed on leased property located on Eglin AFB. Currently, the site for the new WRF is used as the effluent spray field for the existing Garniers WWTP. A major component of this program is the construction/conversion of 200 acres of spray field to rapid infiltration basins (RIBs). The new RIBs will replace the spray field and will provide increased effluent disposal capacity. OCWS is constructing the new RIBs using its own forces to minimize costs and to ensure that the construction of the RIBs does not adversely impact the schedule for the construction of the new WRF.
The new Arbennie Pritchett WRF will serve not only the County’s Garniers Service Area, but also will treat wastewater flows generated by Eglin AFB properties, any new housing developments, and will have sufficient capacity to meet the wastewater needs of the region into the future.
Construction and testing of the new Arbennie Pritchett WRF is scheduled to be completed within 720 days from the date the design-build firm was issued a notice to proceed (July 2, 2007). The other facets of the program will move forward independently and all components should converge to completion with the commissioning of the new facility by late 2009.
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