Accession Number : ADA618453
Title : Environmental Assessment for the Installation of a Reclaimed Water Irrigation System Improvement Project at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : AIR EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND/TRAINING WING ( 325TH)TYNDALL AFB FL
Personal Author(s) : Burtnett, Susan ; Rice, Stephen ; Hofmeister, Austin
Report Date : 04 May 2012
Pagination or Media Count : 218
Abstract : The Proposed Action would involve installing a reclaimed water system to the areas at the base that require routine irrigation, which are referred to as 365-day areas. The reclaimed water irrigation system would allow the base to reduce its use of potable water for irrigation purposes, as well as use a majority of the excess capacity of tertiary-treated wastewater produced by the Military Point Regional Advanced Wastewater Treatment (AWT) Facility. The reclaimed water would be used for the larger irrigation needs at Tyndall AFB, including the 365-day areas at Flag Park, Front Gate, Building 662. Washington Park, Building 647, football and track field, 1st Air Force (AFNORTH) building, and the 120-person dorm complex (four buildings). Currently 40% of the potable water purchased by the base is used for irrigation. The Proposed Action would reduce the use of potable water for irrigation and would support potable water use reduction and water reuse goals. The Proposed Action would include installing an eight-inch diameter transmission line from the existing AWT facility to the portion of the base where the routine irrigation areas are located. A one million gallon storage reservoir irrigation pumps, controls, and reclaimed water distribution lines to the irrigation areas would also be included. The transmission line, storage reservoir, and distribution lines, pumps and controls would provide a reclaimed water system for the larger irrigation needs at the base. Based on the alternatives analysis that was conducted for the Environmental Assessment (EA), the transmission line alignment, Action Alternative 3, that would use existing utility easements along Boy Scout Road, Saber Drive, and U.S. Highway 98 would be the best alternative alignment to provide reclaimed water from the AWT facility to the storage reservoir.
Descriptors : *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *IRRIGATION SYSTEMS , *WATER RECLAMATION , AIR QUALITY , CONSTRUCTION , CULTURAL RESOURCES , DRAINAGE , GEOLOGY , GROUND WATER , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , HAZARDOUS WASTES , LAND USE , NOISE , SAFETY , SOILS , SURFACE WATERS , TOPOGRAPHY , TRANSPORTATION , VEGETATION , WETLANDS
Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Water Pollution and Control
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE