Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1997

Abstract

Hill Air Force Base (AFB), UT, is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR). The range contains waste-water treatment and disposal facilities that consist of two infiltration ponds operated in parallel, followed by an emergency overflow basin that safeguards against unexpectedly high flow rates. A previous evaluation concluded that the existing facilities should be replaced, at a relatively high cost and with no possibility for beneficial water reuse. The U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL) was requested to further evaluate the system and to identify cost-effective, feasible alternatives. USACERL researchers identified a potential process train that included retention of the existing ponds, use of a constructed wetland for further treatment following the ponds, construction of a small basin following the wetland to improve wildlife habitat, and the possibility of pumping treated effluent back to the built-up portion of Hill AFB for reuse as landscape irrigation.

Comments

USACERL Technical Report 97/34