Excelsior Springs Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements

With wastewater flows approaching the design capacity of the existing treatment system, the City of Paola, Kansas looked to us for solutions. The team carefully evaluated options including the design of a new wastewater plant and modifying the existing lagoon. A report involving capital cost estimates, operation and maintenance costs for each alternative was prepared, and the decision made to construct a new mechanical wastewater treatment plant. The existing lagoon was modified for use as a stormwater holding basin.

Nicholas Street Sewer Extension

The Nicholas Street Sewer Extension Phase I project extends three 108” diameter storm sewer pipes and a 24” sanitary pipe through an urbanized industrial corridor in downtown Omaha, Nebraska – helping to serve the northern portion of the Burt-Izard basin that experiences basement backup and street flooding issues. The project, part of the City of Omaha’s Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control program, was selected as ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) Nebraska’s Excellence in Engineering 2014 Grand Award Winner, the highest honor extended to a Nebraska engineering firm.

City of Omaha Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Program

Major cities across the U.S. face an unfunded federal mandate, as does the City of Omaha, to implement a plan for separating combined sewers within the City. The purpose of this mammoth undertaking is to improve water quality and protect rivers, creeks, and streams. As part of the Program Management Team (PMT), Lamp Rynearson serves as Project Coordinator and Compliance Coordinator on several projects and is leading the development of a sustainability program. Lamp Rynearson also serves as Utility Coordinator, and is a major partner on two of the ten CSO basin teams.