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DGR Engineering was represented by Patrick Deering last week in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the trip was to meet with Senators concerning federal funding allocation for the Rural Water Program for five authorized rural water projects funded by the Bureau of Reclamation. Patrick, right, is pictured with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst and Murray Hulstein from the City of Sioux Center, Iowa.
In addition to doubling the capacity of the lift station by replacing the existing 7.5HP pumps with 15HP pumps, this project also addressed many deficiencies in the sludge collection, processing, and disposal operations.
First, the existing clarifier mechanism and effluent weir were replaced, and scum collection equipment was added to the existing final clarifier. Additionally, a new sludge processing building was constructed to house a new one-meter belt press and sludge cake conveyer. A sludge cake storage area was also built to allow the City to store the pressed sludge until it could be land applied in the Spring
Assisted the City of Luverne in abandoning the industrial wastewater treatment facility formerly owned by Iowa Beef Producers. The former treatment facility consisted of two anaerobic treatment lagoons, one anaerobic transition pond, two aerobic lagoons, and two stabilization ponds. Closure of the facility included land application of industrial by-products, abandonment of structures and piping, closure of monitoring wells, and documentation of closure activities and restrictive covenants.