TRC has been retained by the City of Baton Rouge to provide design, engineering and environmental services for its Hooper Storage/ Equalization project which is being undertaken as part of the City’s Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Program. The SSO Program consists of 92 wastewater projects to be constructed by January 1, 2015 at an estimated total program cost of $1.2 billion in 2007 dollars. The goals of the program include reducing excess wet weather flows that cause sewer overflows, increasing the hydraulic capacity of the collection system, and compliance with the wastewater treatment plant National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
The Hooper Storage / Equalization project involves the construction of a new 40 MGD pump station along with two 5 million gallon above-ground storage tanks and associated above- and below-ground piping systems. Construction of this new facility, which is underway, will eliminate the need to replace 13,200 feet of sewer pipe, as well as eliminate the need to increase the capacity of the existing North Wastewater Treatment Plant.
TRC provided comprehensive engineering/design services that included demolition of the existing booster pump station (BPS 897); surveying; geotechnical / civil / structural / electrical / mechanical engineering; architectural design; environmental assessment; and permitting. Associated work includes the design of approximately 3,000 feet of 42-inch diameter force main; approximately 1,200 feet of 36-inch diameter force main; and an Odor Control System for the station. The project will employ the use of jack and bore construction to install a 60” casing under a State Highway.
TRC also provided all needed environmental services for the project that included wetland delineation, a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, archaeological survey, and associated permitting.
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