Laura Chenel’s Chèvre Cheese Plant – Mixed Industrial Wastewater
This gourmet goat cheese plant needed two lift stations configured to handle medium wastewater and industrial flows from the new production plant. Submersible solids handling pumps in duplex configurations are protected from turbulence and cascading influent by an inlet line drop bowl. A below-grade valve vault holds the valves, actuators, and junctions to the force main and, on one station, an included cleanout line. An indoor UL listed control panel contains an intrinsically safe barrier for electrical controls in the wet wells. These two systems were installed at grade for low-profiles.
What Romtec Utilities Provided
- Lift Station Design & Engineering
- Package Lift Station Supplier
- Package Lift Station Manufacturer
- Lift Station Site Plan Layout Designer
- On-Site Lift Station Construction Adviser
- On-Site Start-Up Management
Why They Chose Romtec Utilities
The wastewater and process water generated at this gourmet cheese plant required preliminary treatment before it could join the Sonoma County Water Agency flow. The civil engineering and architecture firm, EA Bonelli & Associates, specified to Romtec Utilities several highly sophisticated design standards and component requirements to meet the local wastewater standards. For the owner, Laura Chenel, the implications of these requirements resulted in a price that was over its budget. Romtec Utilities worked with EA Bonelli & Associates to redesign both lift stations with multiple design, supply, and pricing options. This approach allowed Laura Chenel to meet its budget and the County wastewater requirements.
Sonoma, CA|90 GPM – 10.7′ TDH