Aerobic Digestion/Land close proximity to the
In this approach an aerobic digester would be constructed in
assumed). The unit would be operated to produce a Class B biosolid. The stabilized then be transferred to a storage tank (same size as aerobic digester). Adjoining property would be leased and the stabilized liquid biosolids would be applied with mobile cannons, in accordance with all state and federal regulations.
sludge would to the WWTP reel irrigation
The preceding briefly describes the site-specific approaches that were evaluated as viable alternatives for the WWTP. The attached financial evaluation provides a cost comparison of these approaches and ranks them based on a ten-year cost estimate. These costs include capital as well as yearly operations
and maintenance costs.
costs are are based
based on vendor quotations, where on manufacturer’s recommendations
experience in operating similar systems.
Earth Tech has found that the quick dry filter beds in combination with an air curing process will achieve Prescott Valley’s goals of properly handling all biosolids produced at the WWTP and providing Class A biosolid for beneficial reuse throughout the community at the lowest cost. This is also deemed the most viable option when applicability, site constraints, public perception, odor, noise, and future growth are considered.