Waterco has a strong track record supporting the water industry and developers with the design of non-infrastructure schemes that are appropriate and cost-effective as well as being consistent with client and consent requirements.
We have experience of developing the project scope, comprising a detailed description, specification, design and outline drawings to enable a construction partner to perform the detailed design, construction and commissioning of a project. Equally we are experienced in assisting contractors working on a design and build basis to deliver a complete, ready to commission service on capital projects.
Working with other specialist providers we offer a full range of clean and wastewater non-infrastructure services including:
- pumping station build and maintenance
- MEICA design and build
- ultra-violet (UV) disinfection
- network repairs
- Security and Emergency Measures Direction (SEMD) works
Our services have extended to supporting the following projects:
- wastewater treatment works
- wastewater pumping stations
- water treatment works
Wastewater Treatment Works
Waterco can assist with the civil and structural designs, using its understanding of the process from receiving, screening and treating waste water, and the M&E that ensures the component parts are always productive.
Waterco’s approach to addressing problems at wastewater treatment facilities puts emphasis on understanding the site specific mechanisms which affect process performance, before determining the most appropriate solution. Waterco will investigate:
- failing numeric discharge consents
- total population equivalent (PE) served
- number of unconsented pollution incidents (category 1, 2 and 3 water incidents) from STWs, storm
- tanks, pumping stations and other sewage-related premises.
Waterco can support the design of all conventional treatment stages: preliminary, primary, secondary and tertiary treatment. Environmental issues such as odour minimisation, containment, noise abatement, and visual aspects of the treatment plantare also taken into account and, where appropriate, advanced treatment techniques and innovative design approaches are considered.
Wastewater Pumping Stations
This can also be referred to as a sewage pumping station and can come in a variety of shapes and sizes and be located within a wastewater treatment works (WwTW), or on a private household driveway/garden, roadside verge or other designated area.
The associated pumps are often located inside large manholes, also known as wet wells, and they pump the wastewater into the nearest sewer network. Stations usually have a kiosk nearby, normally green or grey in colour, which houses the related electrical equipment.
Waterco can support the design of wastewater pumping stations.
Water Treatment Works
Water treatment ensures that customers receive clean and safe drinking (potable) water at the turn of a tap.
The level of treatment required varies depending on the source of the raw water i.e. is it from rivers, reservoirs or aquifers? Prior to distribution, raw water is fully treated through a process which includes screening, filtration and chlorination.
Waterco’s approach to problems with potable water focuses on the root cause of any customer complaints and looks at issues including:
- data on the Drinking Water Inspectorate’s (DWI) disinfection index
- service reservoir coliform non-compliance
- DWQ compliance measures – turbidity and water quality complaints for chlorine.