Aerial Tour of Water Reclamation Facilities With Differing Stream and Treatment Standards

Tue, 10/2: 1:00 PM  - 3:30 PM 
IKE Sessions 
New Orleans Convention Center 
Room: Room 339 
Wastewater regulation has a difficult job in protecting the public health, the receiving stream water quality and the community served. This video will showcase aerial tour various plants in the region with differing treatment technologies, effluent standards, receiving stream standards, and varying terrain and climates. The aerial tour of each facility includes an overview and highlights special treatment segments. Also included is basic information about the influent and effluent flow characteristics, population served, flow rate, treatment processes, the effluent requirements, and other information provided by the operators and staff from the facility survey.

Facilities are not identified in the video but are thanked for their help.

Facilities selected included some of the following traits:


1. Oxidation Ditch
2. Conventional Treatment and/or five-stage Bardenpho / A2O
3. Sequencing Batch Reactor
4. IFAS
5. Cold Water Stream Discharge
6. Warm Water Stream Discharge


Geographic areas would include

1. Plains
2. Mountains
3. Front Range
4. Western Slope

One governmental entity has to develop criteria that protect receiving waters with various conditions for recreation and drinking water, that covers wide ranging elevations. These facilities illustrate are a few ways the regulations have been met.

This video highlights the tip of the iceberg for use of aerial video and photography in utilities management.

IKE Abstract Speaker

Mark Valentine, JDS Hydro Consultants Inc  - Contact Me