FKAA Cudjoe Key Advanced Water Reclamation Facility (AWRF)
The new Cudjoe Key Advanced Water Reclamation Facility (AWRF) has an average daily design capacity of 0.94 MGD, and uses a five-stage bardenpho system capable of meeting the rigorous Advanced Wastewater Treatment (AWT) Standards mandated by the State of Florida. Construction consisted of new off-site influent forcemains and water transmission main to the site, site preparation, and the new AWRF facility including an operations building, process control room, control room, electrical room and chemical feed, and storage; influent screening facilities; two flow equalization basins; two five-stage biological nutrient removal treatment trains each including anaerobic, 1st anoxic, aeration, 2nd anoxic, and reaeration basins; two secondary clarifiers; two cloth disk tertiary filters; chlorine contact basin including two serpentine channels and plant effluent reuse pumping facilities; four shallow injection wells; and standby power.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the efforts to bring this project to Substantial Completion as of today. ON TIME! This is a great plant that will serve the Florida Keys for years to come. This would not have been possible without the hard work and teamwork that you all provided. Your commitment to this important project is very much appreciated and you should be proud of the accomplishment. Especially to pull it off on schedule down here in the lower keys.” – Tom Walker, Deputy Executive Director