Pool & Kent Fla. wins effluent pump station job

MIAMI -- EMCOR Group Inc. announced that its Poole & Kent Co. of Florida subsidiary has received a general construction contract from the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department for the South District Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Miami, Fla.

Poole & Kent’s work will involve construction of a new Effluent Pump Station at the High Level Disinfection Facility at the Miami South District WWTP. This multi-level facility will require extensive dewatering below sea level, and installation of a steel cofferdam and a concrete tremie seal. Poole & Kent will also be responsible for the installation of large diameter piping, surge tanks, duct banks, and extensive electrical, switchgear, and variable frequency drives, as well as six 20.5 million gallon per day vertical pumps.

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s South District Wastewater Treatment Plant is one of the largest deep bed sand filter systems in the United States. It helps set the stage for future water reuse and reclamation in one of Florida’s most populated areas.

“We are very excited to be working on this project, which is an essential component of South Florida’s infrastructure designed for a more sustainable, efficient processing and reuse of water,” said Steve Jordan, president & CEO of Poole & Kent. “Application of Poole & Kent’s expertise to this important project ensures that the very best resources have been brought to bear toward conservation and reuse of our limited water resources so as to promote the vitality of the area and well-being of its residents.”