Port Deposit Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement

Port Deposit, MD

American Contracting & Environmental Services, Inc.

Under a Design-Build contract, KCI provided design and construction phase services for the replacement of Cecil County’s wastewater treatment plant in Port Deposit.

The existing treatment plant was over 40 years old and had reached the end of its useful life. The new facility is capable of meeting Enhanced Nutrient Removal-level standards with a capacity of 150,000 gallons per day and utilizes Membrane Biological Reactor (MBR) technology as the primary form of treatment. Supporting processes included influent pump station, fine screening, flow equalization, UV disinfection, post-aeration, and aerobic sludge holding, and a new process building was constructed to support the facility and the County operations personnel. Additional site improvements included a new entrance, new utility service, and comprehensive stormwater management facilities.

Due to its location, the design and construction had to comply with Coast Smart Construction Guidelines and Critical Areas Commission regulations. The Design-Build team worked closely with the County to meet an aggressive schedule to replace the existing treatment facility which was in critical condition, and a phased design and permitting approach facilitated rapid mobilization and purchase of long lead items to minimize the total contract duration.