MyFAST® 1.0 Wastewater Treatment using NitriFAST®
Located in Richfield, Wisconsin, Amy Belle Elementary School is an integral building block in the community. Amy Belle’s mission statement reads, “The mission of Amy Belle School is to provide an environment that empowers and inspires learners to succeed and thrive.” This positive environment is built from the ground up, or in this case, the underground up.
Petersen Onsite constructed a new wastewater treatment system, utilizing a grinder lift station stationed behind the school. his pumps through a 850′ long directionally bored 2″ force main to a 20,000 gallon two compartment settling/trash tank. The settling tank flows into a 20,000 gallon two compartment tank containing a 10,000 gallon equalization compartment with a duplex time dosing pump station which doses every 30 mins to a 10,000 gallon BioMicrobics MyFAST 1.0 compartment that handles primary treatment, organic reduction and most of the nitrification. The system is designed to treat 7,900 gallons of wastewater per day and comes with an added NitriFAST® 9.0 Secondary Wastewater Treatment unit in the last 20,000 gallon tank for further nitrification and organic polishing, clarification compartment and the final dosing compartment. The final dispersal field consists of four “at-grade” zones each with 3 cells.
- 3 – 20,000 gal Wieser Concrete Tanks
- BioMicrobics MyFAST & NitriFAST Treatment Systems
- Petersen Onsite Controls
- Xylem Red Jacket Pumps
- Cox Research OptiFloats (fiber optic float switches)
- Petersen Management Company Operations and Management
With a very short timeline to work with, Petersen knew they needed precast concrete tanks that could be custom manufactured in a timely manner while maintaining the high quality they expect within two weeks. Richfield places a high priority on replenishing their groundwater with clean water, which is made possible by this treatment system that focuses on the high nitrogen levels typically produced by school wastewater. This project was completed in conjunction with the local residents who wanted to see the school strive and be viable for more students in the foreseeable future.