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The City of Springfield, Missouri, Wins Outstanding Achievement in Environmental Innovation Award
“We’re excited that the MWCC is recognizing the environmental benefits and economic value that our partnership with the City of Springfield has brought to the community,” said Nathan Hamm, Vice President of Solid Waste Engineering at SCS Aquaterra.
Leachate is water that has come in contact with wastes deposited in landfills. Historically, leachate management was safe, but labor intensive; with leachate levels in the storage lagoon near maximum levels. During storm events employees would be redirected from landfill and other City activities to transport leachate to the wastewater treatment plant by truck, a costly but necessary solution.
A new pumping system was commissioned and placed into service. The pumping system has transported more than 37 million gallons of leachate to a wastewater treatment plant to date; with no system downtime and requiring minimal annual maintenance. Now, leachate handling has become one of the least labor intensive tasks at the Springfield Sanitary Landfill, enabling personnel to perform other tasks.
“Landfill customers and surrounding home owners are enjoying a quieter, safer environment with better air quality and reduced traffic congestion. The community at large is benefiting from the ongoing economic savings enabling the City to maintain low disposal fees for their patrons,” stated Erick Roberts, Superintendent-
About SCS Engineers
Since 1970, SCS Engineers has delivered economically and environmentally sound solutions for solid waste management and environmental projects throughout the world. SCS provides consulting, engineering, construction, long-term operations and maintenance, monitoring technology and science to clients through a network of nationwide offices.
SCS Aquaterra was formed in 2013 with the merger of Aquaterra Environmental Solutions, Inc. and SCS Engineers. For more information about the company’s services, please visit the website at www.scsengineers.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.