EnSafe is excited to move forward with engineering design to help correct a decades-old problem with the city’s largest landfill, Butler County Landfill in Morgantown, Kentucky. The City of Bowling Green commissioners have approved funding for preparation of design drawings and specifications for construction of a force main to transfer landfill leachate to the City of Morgantown wastewater treatment plant.
“We’re definitely looking forward to getting started on this important project,” said Ric Federico, PG, who will manage the project from EnSafe’s Bowling Green office. “We’ve been fortunate to work on previous phases of the Butler County Landfill remedy with the City and the KDEP [Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection], but we hit a snag earlier this year with regard to how the project would be funded. With all that worked out now, we’re ready to get things rolling.”
The project is being implemented under a Memorandum of Agreement executed between the City and the KDEP, with a goal of beginning construction on the roughly one-mile pipeline by February 1, 2020.
“This will be an interesting and challenging project,” said Tom Green, PE, who will lead the EnSafe engineering design team. “The preliminary design includes routing the force main through wooded areas with significant topographic relief, and we’re coordinating with adjoining property owners to make sure easements for our project align with current and future planned use of their sites, too.”
The pipeline will save the city money and time by eliminating costs associated with the current practice of land-applying or trucking leachate to the wastewater treatment plant.
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