Gresham Smith Selected to Design a New Pump Station in Boone County, Kentucky

November 17, 2021

Gresham Smith is proud to announce that the firm, in partnership with Geotechnology, Inc. and Viox & Viox, has been selected to design and oversee the construction of a new pump station and force main for central Boone County, Kentucky. The project will provide adequate sewer infrastructure as part of the Clean H2O40 program mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Boone County is one of the fastest growing communities in northern Kentucky, and Gresham Smith was selected by Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky (SD1) for this project. The firm will design and provide construction administration for a new 10 million gallons per day (MGD) pump station with screening, approximately 8,000-10,000 linear feet of force main(s) and preliminary design of a 5.4 MG equalization tank.

The initial capacity of the pump station will be 2 MGD but capacity will be expanded to 10 MGD. The pump station will receive flows from proposed gravity sewers that will eliminate two existing pump stations. A single force main or dual force mains will then connect the pump station with the Western Regional Conveyance Tunnel which terminates at the Western Regional Water Reclamation Facility.

“Gresham Smith is dedicated to planning and designing public sewer infrastructure at a pace that will serve future growth, and we are excited to have the opportunity to partner with SD1 on this very important project,” said Saa Shemsu, project executive in the Water + Environment Market at Gresham Smith. “The new pump station and force main will also protect the environment by mitigating sewer overflows, ensuring Boone County is a safe and healthy area many years to come. We look forward to engaging with the community to make this project as successful as possible.”

Construction on the new pump station and force main will begin in 2022. The project includes a wet well design to manage wet weather flows, accommodate future flow conditions, and maximize self-cleaning capabilities; odor control solutions to mitigate H2S emissions; site civil design for the equalization tank, stand-by power for emergency operation and a screening facility to protect the pump station and future equalization tank from damage caused by debris and solids accumulation.