Knox Chapman Utility District entered into an agreement to accept wastewater from Johnson University. The Johnson University campus, located in the southeast corner of Knox County, Tennessee, operated and maintained a private sewer collection system and treatment facility which discharges to the French Broad River under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. The existing wastewater treatment facility had reached the end of its useful life and needed to be replaced by a new submersible pump station.
WK Dickson worked in conjunction with the university and utility to develop a plan that would be beneficial for both parties. This project included design, survey, permitting and construction phase services for installation of approximately 30,000 LF of 6- and 8-inch PVC force main, one 300 GPM pump station, one 260 GPM pump station, replacement of 630 LF of 12-inch gravity sewer, retro-fit of 9,200 LF of abandoned 6-inch water main to be used as sanitary sewer pressure main, and decommissioning of the existing treatment facility at Johnson University.