Dr. Bill Bellamy


A wastewater treatment plant in Parker, Colorado has reached 75% of its design capacity and flow to the plant is growing rapidly. As required by Colorado law, the treatment plant must begin planning to expand its facility. The plant currently treats 2 million gallons per day (mgd) and must expand to 6 mgd. This project team was hired to research treatment options for the advanced water treatment processes at the plant, phosphorus removal and disinfection. Using a cost-benefit analysis, treatment options for each process were researched and evaluated and the best alternative was chosen. A conceptual design for these operations was prepared as well.

The student team included Erica Gilrein, Sierra Johnson, Antolin Barraza, Joey Meier, Shelby Kindsvater, and Megan Varner.


Civil Engineering

Publication Date

Fall 12-14-2015