NAU WEF Capstone 2019

The purpose of this project was to rehabilitate Cave Creek Water Reclamation Plant that has been inactive for over a decade and to compete on the state level against the teams from other universities that were also working on this project.

The scope of work performed included reviewing current water quality regulations for effluent use options, analysis of historic wastewater quality data for the collection system, projections of population growth in the sewer collection area, conservative estimate of future flow and loading based off population projections, evaluation of selected treatment technologies to address areas needing improvement, proposed cost of expansions and improvements for future construction phases and evaluation of effluent use options.

Our team has won the 2019 Student Design Competition in the State of Arizona

and will be competing on the national level in Chicago in the Fall of 2019.