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Sam Barraco, PE, Project Manager, Carollo

Sam Barraco graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BS in environmental engineering. He has been with Carollo for four years and has 12 years of experience in planning, designing, and construction of water and wastewater treatment facilities. Sam was the project manager for Carollo for the Upper Trinity Regional Water District’s Riverbend Water Reclamation Plant Expansion. Sam also serves as past president of the North Central Texas Chapter of AWWA and the Dallas Office Liaison for the Carollo Cares program which focuses on water education and outreach to youth in the Dallas metro area.

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How Collaboration in a CMAR Project Successfully Delivered a Treatment Plant Expansion at UTRWD’s Riverbend Water Reclamation Plant

Posted by Sam Barraco, PE, Project Manager, Carollo on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 04:09 PM

Upper Trinity Regional Water District’s (UTRWD) Riverbend Water Reclamation Plant (WRP), located in north central Texas near the city of Aubrey, needed to increase its capacity from 2 million gallons per day (mgd) annual average daily flow to 4 mgd with a peak flow rate of 16 mgd. This expansion was required to keep up with the economic growth occurring to the north of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In order to increase capacity, a new influent pump station, new screening and grit removal headworks, a new sludge pump station building, modification of sequential batch reactor basins to conventional aeration basins with ballasted activated sludge, and new secondary clarifiers were required.

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