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  1. EMAP 2006 Water Treatment Plant By Erica Lopez Tiffany Thomas Clay Montgomery Tyler Sims GRA Celina Bochis

  2. Objectives • Build water treatment plant to serve the water park and surrounding communities (expand the city limits) • Build small water treatment plant just for the park with only a sand filter and chlorine disinfection involved • The location of the larger treatment plant will not be on the park site • It will be on the nearest strip mine (brownfields)

  3. Treatment Plant Proposed Location

  4. Plan for Treatment Plant Location • The strip mine is owned by the Gulf State Paper Corporation. • This is the brownfields that thecity could pursue for development opportunities. • Mr. Warner (owner) has been very generous in providing properties in the past for city projects. • City needs ADEM and EPA approval and help with funding for cleaning. • City may have funding to help clean and renovate the brownfields.

  5. Lake Nichol • Built in 1954 and used as a water supply for city of Tuscaloosa. • 380 acres and has a water capacity of 3.3 billion gallons. • Originally designed for approximately 50,000 people. • Use existing pipes and the pump station for our water plant in order to save cost.

  6. Treatment Plant Based onWater Consumption • Domestic usage: 15-70 gal/cap-day • Public usage: 5-20 gal/cap-day • Commercial/Industrial usage: 10-100 gal/cap-day • Maximum usage: between 6-8 am and 6-8 pm. • Minimum usage: • between 1 and 5 am. • Park water rides water usage

  7. Typical Water Treatment Plant • Chemical mixing basin • Flocculation Basin • Settling Tank • Rapid Sand Filter • Disinfection with Chlorine • Storage basin • Pump

  8. Water Usage(from literature) Ed Love Plant Water Storage Capacity: 25.4 mil. Gal Water Treatment Capacity: 45.7 mil. Gal/ day Population Served: 133,000 people

  9. Predicted Water Usage for Tuscaloosa Consumption = (Water Treatment Capacity-Water Storage Capacity)/Population Consumption = (45.7 mil-25.4 mil)gal-day/133,000people Consumption = 153 gal/day-person

  10. Population Prediction General population for the Lake Nichol area is about 2,400 people We used the arithmetic method to predict the population growth dP/ dt = K where dP/dt = growth rate K = constant Final population = Initial population + Kdt We estimate the final population to be 10,000 people.

  11. Conceptual Design • Period: 25 years • Population: 10,000 • Flow: 100 gallons/cap-day • Area: • Watermelon Rd. • Yellow Creek Rd. • Old Lock 15 Rd.

  12. Cost • Building the water treatment plant • $3/gallon of treated water • $25/linear foot of pipe • Cleaning the brownfields • Money from ADEM and EPA • City of Tuscaloosa funds

  13. So In Review… • We are providing a conceptual design for consideration. • We plan to create a separate treatment system for the area due to population increases. • The property and design we use would need approval from ADEM and the EPA. • We hope the city will use some of its funds to renovate the brownfields.

  14. Any Questions?