Startup of the new facility occurred as scheduled in June 2014.
The Dickinson Water Reclamation Facility is the first of its kind
in North Dakota, utilizing innovative biological treatment
technology and inventive solutions for biosolids thickening.
The facility will treat water to some of the most stringent
effluent standards in North Dakota to date.
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The City of Dickinson, ND has experienced significant growth
since 2005 and the existing wastewater treatment components were at
the end of their useful life. The population increase, aging
equipment and need to address more stringent nutrient limits in the
future, led the team to evaluate a mechanical treatment
facility. After a thorough Preliminary Engineering Report, it
was recommended that a water reclamation facility be designed for a
phased growth plan to meet immediate needs and potential future
Apex Engineering Group was retained by the City of Dickinson to
plan, design, and administer the construction of a new,
state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility to support the
city's growing population and infrastructure.
An intensive planning phase focused on the population growth and
nutrient limits. A Facility Plan Amendment was completed to
update the wastewater flow and loading projections, document new
effluent limits, evaluate potential sites, and determine feasible
alternatives to meet design conditions.
The new facility includes an influent pump station and
forcemain, pretreatment building with screening and grit removal,
an Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge System (IFAS),
clarification and UV disinfection, as well as facilities for
thickening, treatment, and storage of biosolids. Water resuse
facilities are also included at the new plan for beneficial reuse
and conserving potable water for domestic use.
The state of the art facility treats an average daily flow of
3.65 million gallons. The facilty serves as a regional wastewater
treatment location for the City of Dickinson, surrounding
communities, area industries, septage haulers, and crew camps. The
water reclamation facility conserves potable water by providing
reuse water for irrigation, refinery process water, oil field frac
water, and facility plant water.