Sludge Dewatering and Loadout Facility
This project includes the construction of a new Sludge Dewatering and Loadout Facility for the Regional Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP) in the City of Palo Alto. Project components include the replacement of sludge feed pumps and the installation of new equipment that consists of belt filter presses, a polymer system, conveyors, cake storage and loading, odor control, 12 kV electrical feed and a standby generator. The building structure is designed with a foundation of drilled pier supports in bay mud and landfill conditions. The project connects to the existing facility and requires close coordination with the contractor and operational staff to minimize interruptions to plant operations, the nearby airport and local businesses.
City of Palo Alto