Horner & Shifrin completed a wastewater improvement project for the City of Holcomb, MO. This included video inspection of the existing gravity system as well as the creation of a cloud-based GIS mapping program. The town was facing enforcement issues from Missouri Department of Natural Resources for non-conformance with wastewater discharge standards. The town’s existing facultative treatment lagoon will no longer meet ammonia discharge limits. In addition, one of the town’s existing lift stations is in need of upgrading and rehabilitation.
Horner & Shifrin provided a design to convert the existing treatment lagoon into a holding cell for use with a new wastewater land application system. A new decant lift station will be constructed at the former lagoon site which is designed to draw water at varying levels. The decant lift station will discharge to a proposed sprinkler system which will be installed on nearby land for land application.
The completed project will provide Holcomb with a wastewater treatment solution utilizing a technology that is preferred by Missouri Department of Natural Resources with a significantly reduced compliance burden due to the elimination of discharge through the use of land application.