City of Le Mars, Iowa
The City of Le Mars needed help treating wastewater from their largest two industries, Wells Enterprise (Blue Bunny Ice Cream) and Dean Foods Milk. Bolton & Menk worked alongside the community and industries to provide cost effective ideas and treatment options to protect the environment. The selected alternative, constructing a remote activated sludge treatment facility, is designed for expansion as the existing treatment facility is phased out over the next 20 years. The project not only included the design and construction of the major wastewater treatment facility, but also a detailed facility plan prior to any construction to help the city navigate regulatory concerns with the Iowa DNR, including a detailed anti-degradation review of alternatives.