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Saline Creek Water Treatment Plant

Northeast Public Sewer District, Missouri

A combination of age, dated technology, limited capacity, and high operation and maintenance costs at four treatment plants led the Northeast Public Sewer District to construct the state-of-the-art Saline Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Facilities. The "regional" facility consolidates wastewater treatment within the watershed and will allow for the elimination of several small plants. This cost-effective solution results in less potential impact to water quality and the environment. It meets the required 20-year needs within the watershed, including the more stringent discharge limits imposed by the regulatory body and fast-paced economic growth and development in the region.

CMT's proposal to increase the organic loading on the oxidation ditch was accepted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, allowing the size of the ditch to be reduced by 33 percent and resulting in a savings of $1.5 million.