Eastern Correctional Institution WWTP Expansion and Upgrade

Westover, MD

Maryland Environmental Service

KCI provided full project delivery services to assist the Maryland Environmental Service in upgrading the Eastern Correctional Institution Wastewater Treatment Plant to one of the highest performing facilities in the nation, while maintaining full operation throughout the construction process.

The Maryland Department of Environment issued a revised discharge permit which imposed extremely strict nitrogen and phosphorus limits in accordance with the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load requirements. These new permit conditions required a completed upgrade of the existing advanced wastewater treatment facility, which was already situated on a very limited footprint. The new design has expanded capacity and incorporated a series of technologies including membrane bioreactors, post-denitrification filters, and ballasted flocculation for phosphorus and organic nitrogen removal.

To accommodate budgetary and schedule constraints, as well as provide owner flexibility and price surety, KCI worked in a collaborative, alternate delivery method – Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR). KCI led a full-service design and construction administration team incorporating specialty and minority firms as needed to meet technical requirements and contracting goals.