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Total Containment of Solids at the 5.96 m3/s (136mgd) Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant
Author: Warren L. Uhte, Paul A. Scheidegger, Gary J. Volpe, William N. Anderson, Allen K. Wolfenden
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Presented at the 53rd Annual Conference, Water Pollution Control Federation, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2, 1980

A wastewater authority encounters many constraints in the processing and disposal of wastewater-generated solids. These constraints frequently include regulatory agency controls, lack of sufficient land, and poor climatic conditions. Through careful planning and thorough engineering studies, a self-contained solids processing and disposal system has been designed and constructed for the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (district) new 5.96 cubic meter per second (136 mgd) activated-sludge secondary treatment plant. This solids system is under the total control of the district and is notably unaffected by many of today's common wastewater solids processing and disposal constraints.