Town of Orange Dedicates Wiley|Wilson Designed Wastewater Treatment Facility

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On April 4, 2012, the Town of Orange officially dedicated its new wastewater treatment plant, a project that Wiley|Wilson is proud to have designed, beginning with site research in 2004 and culminating in the facility’s beginning operations in 2011.

At the ceremony, Project Manager Dennis Knight, P.E., gave greater details about the building process and explained some of the design goals the team worked toward during the project. “One of our objectives was to help remove unwanted stormwater and groundwater from the collection system, which led to replacement of the Spicers Mill Road interceptor sewer line. This was an important step in improving the town’s wastewater collection and treatment capabilities,” Mr. Knight explained.

The team’s design considered both the future capacity needs of the Town of Orange and portions of Orange County served by the plant, as well as pending legislation that may impact the facility. “Our preliminary engineering report helped us determine what improvements were required and the starting point for the new facility design,” Mr. Knight said. “It also covered how the plant would be expanded to accommodate the area’s future needs, as well as how it would be upgraded to meet the nutrient removal requirements of the Rappahanock River Tributary Strategy of the Chesapeake Bay Act.”

The new facility has a 3 MGD capacity, compared to the previous plant’s tiered capacity limits of 0.75 and 1.5 MGD.

Attendees at the dedication ceremony included the Town of Orange mayor, Mr. Harry C. "Chuck" Mason, Jr.; representatives from English Construction, which was responsible for constructing the new facility; representatives from the VRA and DEQ; and other town officials.

For more information about this project, contact Project Manager Dennis Knight, P.E., at 434.947.1617.

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Tags for this item: Local Government Services, Wastewater