Specialized Engineering Services for Recycled Water Projects

Client: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

WRE, as a joint venture partner with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, is providing specialized engineering services to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to support the Recycled Water Program Westside and Eastside projects. Services include needs assessments, alternatives analyses, technical review/support, regulatory permitting services, and operations support services.

WRE participated in the evaluation of recycled water demand potential, water quality objectives, identification of project alternatives, and other tasks associated with defining and evaluating project need. WRE helped develop cost- benefit models for decision making, facilitate work sessions with SFPUC and project stakeholders to confirm project need and alternatives, and prepare a Needs Assessment Report.

The project team provided conceptual engineering designs for recycled water projects. Work included developing design criteria for treatment facility components and distribution system hydraulics (pumping, conveyance, storage, etc.); conducting required hydraulic analyses; designing recycled water unit treatment processes, including development of treatment process schematics, identification and conceptual design of modifications needed at existing wastewater facilities, evaluation of equipment vendors/options, development of equipment procurement strategy, and estimating costs.