Stumpy Point's Water and Sewer District
Repairing a Failing Septic Tank System And Saving Shellfish
The Stumpy Point Water and Sewer Distrcit had suffered from numerous failed septic tank systems that ended up being discharged into Stumpy Point Bay, causing the closure of valuable shellfish harvesting waters. In order to prevent future failures and produce high quality effluent for discharge into the waters near Stumpy Point Bay, The Wooten Company prepared plans for a 50,000 gpd MBR-type wastewater treatment facility to serve more than 100 residents and 10 businesses.
The wastewater collection system consisted of over 21,500 LF of 2.5 to 6-inch low pressure sewer mains and 128 STEP assemblies. In addition to the sitework, electrical, piping and administration building, the new wastewater treatment facility included influent mechanical screening, anoxic equalization basins, MBR basins, UV disinfection, a reaeration basin, an effluent pump station, an aerobic digester and a membrane chemical feed system. The Wooten Company provided design services, permitting, land acquisition and easement assistance, bidding assistance, construction contract administration and construction observation. After the project was complete, The Wooten Company also prepared an operation and maintenance manual along with providing onsite startup services. Funding was secured for the $6,250,000 project through the NC Rural Center, Dare County and the Clean Water Management Trust Fund. Construction was completed in September of 2011.