The six-year, $85-million Miramar Clearwells Improvement project involved the design of two modern clearwells totaling 58.3 million gallons of capacity, as well as specialized analysis to help meet permitting and environmental compliance. Kleinfelder’s experts delivered structural engineering and science-based system solutions to this major innovative wastewater treatment project in San Diego, California.
The initial project scope included the design of two modern clearwells, an advanced chlorine contact chamber, and new staff accommodations (including a maintenance building and guard shack). In addition, the chlorine contact chamber needed to meet the California Department of Public Health requirements for disinfection. Kleinfelder not only delivered a wide range of structural, science, and environmental expertise, but also utilized our most experienced wastewater experts in order to develop reliable, accurate solutions.
Kleinfelder’s ability to cross-share team members enabled our experts to efficiently work together in delivering innovative solutions across the project’s multiple arenas—disinfection technologies, water quality permitting, environmental issues, hydraulics, and a 215-MGD lift station. For example, the team modeled the lift station per the Hydraulic Institute’s requirements, then worked with the energy team to develop recommendations for a possible solar generating system.
Kleinfelder’s expert recommendations enabled improved performance and cost-savings on this important and complicated endeavor. With a successful track record, the project scope has grown beyond the initial clearwell design to now include a new 215-million-gallon-per-day (MGD) lift station and implementation of a solar power generating solution.