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Managing wastewater can be a difficult and expensive challenge, as ever-changing regulations create more demands on community systems. Some communities have recognized wastewater effluent as a resource but aren't sure how to utilize the resource in a cost effective and beneficial way. Farr West Engineering has a decade of experience providing valuable wastewater services to communities and private entities, and we work with our clients to provide concepts and solutions best suited for that community.
We offer the following wastewater collection and treatment services:
Project Highlight: Canyon General Improvement District
Farr West has been the District Engineer for the Canyon General Improvement District for many years. The community was originally constructed with insufficient infrastructure and consequently has required a series of improvement projects to get the District into compliance with State standards. Farr West prepared a Preliminary Engineering Report for the wastewater system and recommended replacement of the existing wastewater treatment plant. The State also required that a nearby mobile home park be connected to the District's collection system.
Farr West Engineering completed an environmental study and assisted the District with securing grant and loan funding for the project. Some of the challenges this project faced were the proximity to the Truckee River, low income level of the community, space limitations, ground water contamination, and a mandate by the State regulator to remove the effluent from the site. Farr West and the client worked with several different agencies to find a functional solution to simultaneously satisfy all involved parties. We evaluated multiple technologies for treating wastewater and found the most cost effective plant that would work well with the District's existing staff. We also sought out and found potential parties who could use the treated effluent and, in so doing, are in the process of removing the effluent away from the river and promoting water conservation at the same time.