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WDBC E-NEWS – June 25, 2015

Water Design Build Council

Issue Highlights

  • WDBC Seeks Information About Federal Design-Build Delivery Projects

  • Nitrogen Removal to Benefit the Chesapeake Bay

  • Retrofitted Water Treatment Plant Now Optimized for Future

WDBC Seeks Information About Federal Design-Build Delivery Projects

In furthering its ongoing research program, the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) is seeking information identifying any type of federal project that has specifically used progressive design-build as its delivery method. 

Support the Understanding of Procurement Types

The WDBC, which produced the 2012 Procurement Guide for Progressive Design-Build Delivery (for municipalities), is also producing a Fixed-Price Design Build Procurement Guide this year. Obtaining this information will support WDBC’s work relative to understanding the complexities of the various procurement types of government entities, and will help us to create useful, relevant documents for industry best practices.

Any information should be sent to the WDBC at [email protected], or by contacting the office at 410-798-0842.


Nitrogen Removal to Benefit the Chesapeake Bay

hopewell_va_wastewaterThe Hopewell Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (HRWTF) is a 50 million gallon per day (mgd) secondary wastewater treatment plant, currently treating an annual average flow of approximately 27 mgd of combined wastewater from local industries and domestic sources.

Industrial loading comprises approximately 85 percent of the total flow and 90 percent of the organic loading to the HRWTF; and is generated primarily by five local industries. Completion of this project will reduce effluent total nitrogen (TN) to meet the current nitrogen waste load allocation, and address industry requests to add capacity for increased industrial loads. This project was developed to serve over 23,000 residents in the city of Hopewell, Virginia.

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Retrofitted Water Treatment Plant Now Optimized for Future

venice_florida_water_treatment-1In 2013, the city of Venice, Florida needed to retrofit its existing Reverse Osmosis (RO) 4.4 mgd, water treatment plant with new RO membrane skids that could meet the existing total dissolved solids (TDS) and flow conditions. To accomplish this task, the plant also needed to have the flexibility to decrease well withdrawals by second stage treatment and increase capacity without increasing well withdrawals through increased recovery.

As a result, the city’s overall goal for the project was to optimize the existing (treatment) system for the future and get the best performance out of the membranes by installing new pumps, cartridge filters, upgrading the clean-in-place system; and providing a new state-of-the-art fully automated SCADA system.

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The Water Design-Build Council is a not-for-profit association established in 2006 to educate best practices in design-build and construction management-at-risk procurement delivery. Implementing this mission occurs through education and outreach, serving in a leadership role as an industry advocate for the value of collaborative delivery for water and wastewater infrastructure projects.



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The Water Design-Build Council stands ready to contribute its expertise, resources, innovation and enthusiasm to the challenge of strengthening our water and wastewater infrastructure.

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