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Caroline County, VA


Reid Engineering Company, Inc. is the Prime Engineer for the Design Build Wastewater Treatment Upgrade and Expansion Project for Caroline County Polecat Creek Regional WWTP through the Unsolicited PPEA process.  The WWTP is being expanded form 0.5 MGD to 1.5 MGD and upgraded to provide Enhanced Nutrient Removal.  REC provided 30% design drawings up front as part of the proposal and is under construction.  The specific project included follows:

  • New 8,000 sqft Operations Building including SCADA Control Room and Lab
  • New Septage Receiving Station
  • Upgraded Influent Pumping Station
  • New Headworks Screening and Grit Removal
  • Equalization
  • 5 Stage Bardenpho Reactor Process for Enhanced Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal
  • Upflow Tertiary Filter System with Future Denitrification capabilities
  • Final Clarification
  • Sludge Handling and Digestion
  • Electrical and Genset
  • Plant wide SCADA System
  • Beneficial Reuse
  • Permits Include – Site, Grading, Erosion Sediment and Control, and VA DEQ
  • Funding – Virginia Resource Authority

Project Highlights:  REC saved the County over 10+ million dollars based on a previous design and estimate by others. The County could not afford the project and after it was denied stimulus funds decided to entertain the Value Engineered Design by Reid through the PPEA approach.