Industrial, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying | 9,600 SF
Generate Upcycle, a leading waste-to-value company founded by Generate Capital, deployed an innovative liquid waste treatment system in Sumner, Washington, in partnership with Sedron Technologies. Owned by Generate Upcycle and powered by Sedron’s Varcor TM patented technology, the facility is dedicated to the treatment of septage and biosolids from municipal wastewater. The Varcor TM system transforms traditional liquid waste processes that can have a negative impact on the environment into upcycling processes that deliver environmentally beneficial outputs such as clean water and climate-friendly fertilizers. With a total capacity of 150,000 tons per year, the Sumner plant can treat a significant portion of the septage and biosolids from Washington’s King and Pierce Counties.
Barghausen provided civil engineering, land surveying, and landscape architecture services for the 3-acre treatment plant in Sumner. The project involved demolishing existing buildings, pavement, underground utilities, and septic tanks to make way for the new facility. The site is comprised of a 9,600 SF processing and storage building with external storage and processing tanks. The stormwater plans feature an enhanced Modular Wetland treatment system and Stormtech detention vaults. Other project components included a retaining wall, upgrades to existing retaining walls, and a lift station for the on-site sewer system. The project also included environmentally friendly wetland mitigation, and enhanced treatment measures.