Tertiary Treatment and Recycling of Wastewater
Technical rept. Jan 2011-Jan 2015
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND PORT HUENEME CA NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING AND EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE CENTER
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This report encompasses the results of a four year project led by the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center to demonstrate the potential to treat black water or sewage for reuse. The system mimics a tidal wetland system but treats or process wastewater more efficiently, esthetically and economically while using a smaller footprint compared to conventional sewage treatment systems. The system did not meet POTW discharge limits which were chosen at the beginning of the project because they are more stringent. However, the system meets the General Waste Discharge Requirements for Small Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems General Order under the San Diego Regional Water Quality Board SDRWQCB. In November 2014, the SDRWQCB issued a permit to MCRD that allows the treated reclaimed water to be used for subsurface irrigation. Installation of the subsurface irrigation system in the quadrangle that is home to the Drill Instructor DI memorial and the Living Machine was funded by MCRD and completed shortly after demonstration of the Living Machine. Design, equipment and funding to tie in both systems to allow clean water from the Living Machine to be used for irrigation are being pursued by MCRD.
- Water Pollution and Control