Two-hundred and fifty acres provides an idyllic location for the K-12 students of a prestigious preparatory academy located in the United States. As a widely renowned educational institution the academy provides a unique learning environment for its 500 students, faculty, and staff that focuses on personal integrity, social responsibility, and leadership.
The beautiful campus provides exquisite views of the surrounding area, yet development of the relatively remote site gave rise to a challenge regarding the collection and disposal of onsite generated wastewater. At the same time, the state in which the academy is located has enacted stringent water quality regulations designed to protect the sensitive surrounding watershed. After several years of hauling wastewater offsite at considerable expense, the school began to take a proactive leadership approach toward managing its water and wastewater resources. Following an exhaustive review of competing technologies, the school chose aquaTECTURE’s waterPOD.brTM system as the best choice for its wastewater treatment needs. waterPOD.br’s fully-integrated wastewater treatment system provides a clean, safe, automated, and cost-effective solution to handle the highly variable wastewater flows generated from the dynamic school environment.
Due to the school’s rigorous attention to social responsibility, one of the primary criterion in the selection process was the waterPOD.br’s ability to produce superior quality treated effluent even under the extremely variable and intermittent loading conditions that are common in a school or other institutional environment. Just as importantly, the waterPOD. br system’s flexible aesthetics allow the academy to easily camouflage the wastewater equipment into the school’s scenic environment. System reliability and operability were also of significant concern for the school, both of which were addressed by continuous online monitoring as well as an extremely easy-to-service and operator friendly design.
The academy’s competitive evaluation process determined that the waterPOD.br system provided clear advantages over other wastewater treatment or recycling technologies in terms of producing safe, high quality treatment under the school’s dynamic loading conditions. The unique configuration and powerful automated controls of the waterPOD.br design allow it to maintain biological treatment and provide consistent quality effluent under extremely low-flow or even relatively short periods of no-flow conditions. This performance is possible due to the unique out-of-basin membrane design and best-in-class controls that come standard with every system. Complete, on-line monitoring of all key operating and effluent quality parameters gave the school the confidence it needed that the waterPOD.br would provide its students, staff, and local environment with the highest levels of safety.