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Jimmy Smith Wastewater Treatment Plant

Population served

14,700

Original treatment capacity

12,000m³/day

Extended treatment capacity

18,250m³/day

Actual volume treated (2003)

9,000m³/day

Oxidation ditch capacity

2 x 9,000m³

Tertiary treatment

Sand filtration

Disinfection

UV (32 x horizontal, self-cleaning, medium pressure lamps, each 2.8kW)

Sludge treatment

2m belt press; Class A thermal drier

pH discharge levels

6 to 9 units

BOD discharge levels

5ppm to 10ppm

Total suspended solids discharge levels

10ppm

Ammonia nitrogen discharge levels

2ppm to 4ppm

Dissolved oxygen discharge levels

>5ppm

Faecal coliform discharge levels

200ppm

Mercury discharge levels

0.014ug/l

Selenium discharge levels

5.7ug/l

Cyanide discharge levels

5.7ug/l

Project budget

$13.74 million

Actual project cost

$13.6 million

Main cost breakdown

Design - $451,000; inspection - $360,310; Thamer Construction - $10,735,552; National Electric - $1,439,529

Plant review commenced

1992

Improvement project commencement

1994

Plant operational (secondary treatment)

October 1997

Tertiary treatment installed

March 1998

Completion

May 1998

Plant owner

Town of Boone

Operation

Boone Department of Public Utilities

Funding

North Carolina ($12.8million); Boone ($800,000)

Main contractor

Thamer Construction

Design engineers

Hobbs Upchurch & Associates

Other contractors

National Electric

Thermal drier / sludge equipment supplier

Atlas Stord

Diffusers

Sanitaire
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