Regional General Permit Issued to Port of Chehalis

Working with Ecological Land Services, Carol Ruiz of Gibbs & Olson provided detailed site analysis, cost estimates and stormwater calculations for the Port of Chehalis Pleasant Valley Site Mitigation. Congratulations team, as a result of our collaborative effort, the Army Corp of Engineers issued the first of its kind Regional General Permit (RGP) to the Port of Chehalis. The RGP allows the Port to use the Pleasant Valley site for advanced mitigation. Having the RGP in place, the Port can reduce the time it would normally take to produce a wetland mitigation plan and obtain environmental permits—providing land that is more attractive for clients to develop. Read more about this milestone project.

Tenino Holds Open House for Wastewater Treatment Plant

shapeimage_1[1]An open house was held Sunday at the newly-construction City of Tenino Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Mayor was on hand along with Council Members and community leaders to celebrate the completion of the wastewater treatment plant. The event provided an opportunity for residents to see the project first hand.

The new treatment plant is a membrane bioreactor (MBR) with the ability of treating 0.375 million gallons per day (mgd). The plant produces Class A reclaimed water that is gravity discharged into a groundwater recharge basin. Gibbs & Olson provided the planning, design and construction phase services for the $17 million project that included wastewater treatment, reuse and collection system components.

The MBR plant protects Tenino’s potable water, removes the need to condemn houses and avoids regulatory mandates. The plant also promotes economic development by giving businesses an affordable solution for wastewater treatment.

Gibbs & Olson Awarded Longview Pump Station Project

Gibbs & Olson has been awarded the $5 million pump station project. The City of Longview has been working hard to upgrade its sewer system and this project is an important step forward in making improvements. In addition to replacing two major pump stations the project also involves installation of 8,600 feet of 22 inch force main and design improvement to four smaller pump stations.

Rich Gushman Presents At WOW Conference

shapeimage_1 (13)At WETC’s 33rd Annual Washington Operator Workshop (WOW) Conference, Rich Gushman, PE was on hand to present his expertise on “Optimizing Secondary Clarifier High Flow Performance with Polymer Addition” and discuss his experience with the Three Rivers Regional Wastewater Treatment Clarifiers Project. He earned his bachelors degree from Washington State University and is Vice President at Gibbs & Olson. Rich has 22 years of experience. He is a technical expert in microbiological, chemical and engineering aspects of wastewater treatment and wastewater residual solids treatment.