The proposed project involves upgrades and expansion to the City’s existing wastewater infrastructure. The expansion would include construction of a new wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) at the existing City owned site currently used as its slow-rate restricted public access reuse system or land application system also known as the DeFuniak Springs spray field. Currently, effluent from the WWTF is pumped to the spray field to be land applied. The new WWTF would be constructed on the existing spray field site and would provide a capacity of 3.0 million gallons per day (MGD) to serve the growing needs of the City. The improvements would include new aerobic basins, three (3) new digesters, four (4) new clarifiers, a RAS/WAS pump station, a new dewatering and electrical building, chemical feed, effluent pump station, chlorine contact basins, filters as needed, and an administrative building. Currently, Dewberry Engineers, Inc. is working on the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) which are planning documents required for the grant submittal to USDA Rural Development for funding.
Timeline of Activity
October 14, 2019: City Council approves authorization for Dewberry Engineers, Inc. to proceed with a Preliminary Engineering Report for the Wastewater Treatment Plant at an estimated cost between $100,000 and $150,000. Minutes, item 5A "Administration."