Frank Satterfield WPCP Capacity Evaluation   

City of Perry

DATE OF SERVICES: May 2019 – March 2020



  • Capacity Evaluation


  • Burke Murph – Project Manager
  • Barrett Neal – Assistant Project Manager
  • Matt Taylor– Quality Control
  • Claire Swaim – Senior Engineer

CLIENT:  City of Perry


The City of Perry (City) has owned and operated the Frank WPCP since 1966.  In 2006, ESG Operations, Inc. began managing the operation of the plant.  The existing plant is permitted to discharge an average daily flow (ADF) of 3 MGD.  The City wishes to increase the permitted capacity of the plant to 5 MGD ADF.  However, there are known issues with the plant’s treatment process during periods of abnormal flow and process disinfection, which may hinder increased permitted capacity.

GWES completed the Frank Satterfield WPCP Capacity Evaluation in March 2020, which detailed the feasibility of the increasing the facility’s permitted capacity in the most economical approach. The WPCP is currently permitted for 3.0 million gallons per day (MGD).  The target goal is to increase the WPCP’s capacity by approximately 1.4 MGD for a total permitted capacity of approximately 4.4 MGD Average Daily Flow (ADF).  Recommended improvements included a new influent metering station, a cover for the bar screen conveyor, addition of four (4) media disks to each filter, upgrades to the chlorine contact and dichlorination systems, and SCADA improvements.