Jones & Henry provides full services in wastewater collection, working with communities of all sizes to ensure proper planning and a sound wastewater collection system are in place to enhance public health.
Upon completion, a wastewater collection project designed by Jones & Henry provides you with an effective tool to aid in the development of your community and to protect the public health of your residents.
Infiltration/inflow (I/I) – or surface and groundwater that enters a system – greatly reduces the capacity of sewers to carry wastewater and can adversely affect the performance of a wastewater treatment plant. It’s also not uncommon for basement flooding or sanitary sewer overflows to occur because of I/I.
All sanitary sewer systems have I/I. The challenge is to reduce excessive I/I.
Jones & Henry can help a community address I/I problems in a cost-effective manner. Our experience with I/I has resulted in several solutions to different I/I problems including:
Jones & Henry provides full, tailored services to develop comprehensive programs to remove excessive I/I:
Combined sewers convey both sanitary and storm flow. The combined storm and sanitary flow frequently exceeds the capacity of interceptor sewers and treatment plant and can cause overflows of untreated wastewater. These events are referred to as Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs).
Jones & Henry has worked on CSO abatement for municipalities and sewer districts with populations ranging from 3,000 to 500,000. The firm has encountered practically every conceivable situation and performed many tasks required for a successful program.
We are highly experienced in preparing plans, assisting during construction, preparing O&M materials, and training personnel in the operation and control of CSO abatement facilities. Jones and Henry’s CSO abatement planning results in programs that can be implemented without overwhelming municipal finances.
Jones & Henry is experienced in providing all the services necessary to arrive at an appropriate CSO abatement plan and the design of required facilities, including:
Providing effective wastewater treatment is one of the greatest challenges facing public and private entities today. Ever-changing regulations covering effluent quality and residuals, the need to negotiate National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit conditions, and the fact that public entities often have to respond to the needs of local industries make wastewater treatment especially difficult.
Realistically, the challenges associated with wastewater treatment never disappear – but that doesn’t mean they’re impossible to mitigate.
Our approach to wastewater treatment is to view wastewater as a resource.
Treated effluents can often be used as cooling water or for irrigation, while residuals are often used to generate methane or land applied as fertilizer. The value of the resource varies widely based on the extent of treatment required, on the local cost of fresh water, and the need for soil amendments –we will work your unique needs so that properly-treated wastewater and residuals resulting from treatment are operationally utilized by their communities and local industries.
Jones & Henry has extensive experience in all kinds of domestic and industrial wastewater treatment and residuals treatment, disposal or utilization. This includes:
As many municipalities explore alternative energy sources for their wastewater treatment plants, many have turned to anaerobic digestion and other residuals as viable solutions.
Anaerobic digestion occurs when microorganisms break down biodegradable material like sewage sludge, creating biogas. Biogas can either generate heat and electricity when it is combusted or be processed into renewable transportation fuels and natural gas.
There is a growing concern over the cost-effective treatment and environmentally responsible use of residuals. New regulations on biosolids disposal and air emissions, coupled with the dwindling capacity of landfills, have forced many communities and industries to consider new and improved management methods.
The only way to overcome this is through a well-planned approach for residuals management, which Jones & Henry specializes in.
Residuals can be assets – resources, even. We have developed numerous programs based on the use of biosolids on agricultural land. We also develop methane-fueled systems which generate and use methane derived from the anaerobic digestion of biosolids.
Jones & Henry has helped many clients develop residuals management systems. Over the years, our professional staff of engineers and certified operators has gained considerable experience in pilot testing, designing, optimizing, and troubleshooting residual solids programs.
Our experienced, competent staff members will identify the methods or approaches that need to be implemented to enhance energy management in operating facilities and determine payback methods.
Jones & Henry provides the services needed to develop and implement practical and sound management programs. We also have the technical background to develop innovative approaches.
Our services include:
In summary, we can offer you a complete range of services to design and implement an effective residuals management system.
Throughout our 90+ years of operation, Jones & Henry has helped numerous communities to evaluate the capacity of their water collection systems and propose solutions.
In recent years, we’ve provided computer sewer models and assisted communities with gaining a clear understanding of their collection systems.
Sewer system models help communities like you to view flow levels, velocities, and surcharge conditions in many areas of your sewer network, all at the same time. We use these models to develop “What if?” scenarios to simulate proposed system modifications prior to construction.
These models can also help you evaluate downstream impacts to determine the best holistic design solution for your water collection system.
Some services we provide for developing a sewer system model include:
Our sewer system models can help you with:
When our study is complete, we will provide you with the system model for ongoing use.