Battling the nearby Milk River
Creative Problem Solving
Fighting Heavy Sediment
Mid-project Funding Adjustments
Chinook Water Treatment Plant Improvements Project
Morrison-Maierle was hired by the City of Chinook in 2011 to prepare a Preliminary Engineering Report to identify the demands on the Chinook Water Treatment Plant for the next 20 years. The primary objectives of the project included replacing aging equipment, improving the overall reliability of the treatment system, and addressing the challenging raw water quality conditions of the Milk River by providing operational flexibility.
Design of the water treatment plant improvements began in 2013 after a successful funding application was completed. The design objectives of the project were met through the incorporation of a raw water pump station, pre-sedimentation basins, a package treatment plant system, an ultraviolet disinfection building, and chemical feed systems into the water treatment process. Antiquated electrical equipment was replaced and a backup generator was installed to increase operational reliability for the plant. As a result, Morrison-Maierle’s improvements maximized total organic carbon removal, provided tools to limit disinfection byproduct formation while maintaining compliance in an improved, cost-effective treatment facility that will combat the nearby Milk River’s increasingly turbid events.
Other work items included surveying, a geotechnical investigation, a new plant control system, mechanical, electrical, structural engineering, construction observation and administration. The new water treatment plant improvements were complete and the plant was fully operational by April 2016.
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