When the Caledonia Utility District created a new TID (TIF) District to encourage development in an unserved area at the intersection of County Trunk Highways K and V, we stepped up to provide assistance with designing the needed wastewater infrastructure, readying the area for future growth. The area is located near the I-94 corridor in Racine County, Wisconsin which has huge development potential. With an eye toward future growth, the Village asked us to design a new pump station, along with interceptor and forcemain improvements along roadways.
The initial design capacity for this facility is 4.5 MGD; however, we included capacity expansion in every aspect of the design of the K&V Lift Station so it can be expanded to 16 MGD as future needs may dictate. Our design team achieved this long-term flexibility by custom designing the piping and valve layout and wet well configuration to facilitate future operating modes for the overall system as pumps are added and flows increase. The 40-foot deep reinforced concrete structure was designed to serve the entirety of the I-94 corridor in Caledonia. We planned and designed the pump room, wet well, generator room, electrical controls, and mechanical rooms to accommodate the addition of the required respective items for full capacity buildout including additional pumps. Besides planning and design, our services included coordination and completion of site design, environmental and facility permitting, civil, site, and structural design, architectural design, process engineering design, construction management, and startup services.
The unassuming finished exterior design includes a multi-tone stone facade, landscaping, and a functional pavement area designed to not impede on the surrounding rural landscape aesthetic. The completed lift station stands ready to serve the Village’s development needs now and in the future.