Grand Forks - East Grand Forks Urban Water Resources Study. Wastewater Management Appendix.
Final rept. 1978-1981.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS ST PAUL MN ST PAUL DISTRICT
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The goal of the Corps of Engineers Urban Study Program is to provide planning assistance to local interests in a variety of water resource areas. The wastewater appendix consists of two reports Wastewater Study-Problem IdentificationAlternative FormulationEvaluation and Wastewater Study-Grand Forks Combined Sewer Analysis Final Report 1980. Both reports are included in this appendix. The stage 2 report covered major and intermittent point and nonpoint sources of pollutants. The study examined the capabilities of existing wastewater treatment facilities in the study area in light of wastewater load projections through 2030. The study concluded that separate wastewater treatment facilities based on lagoon systems were the most cost-effective means of handling major point sources through 2030. However, if zero discharge criteria were promulgated the large land areas needed for lagoon effluent disposal could make advance mechanical treatment attractive. Overflows from Grand Forks combined sewers into the Red River, which is the citys drinking water source, were the most serious problems.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Water Pollution and Control