The City of Campton, KY and Bell Engineering were presented an Engineering Excellence Award – Honor Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Kentucky for the City of Campton Water Treatment Plant at the ACEC-KY quarterly meeting held Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the Frankfort Country Club.
Bell Engineering and the City of Campton began developing the project in 2006. At that time, the City was using an aging water treatment plant with insufficient treatment capacity. They were forced to purchase a portion of their water from a neighboring district which was costly and sometimes unreliable. Bell worked with local and state representatives to piece together a full funding package including almost 80% grant money, including ARRA Stimulus Funds, minimizing the rate impact on customers and making the new water treatment plant possible.
The plant is the first facility to begin operating in the state of Kentucky utilizing PALL Membrane Technology and successfully treats raw water from two very different water sources. It operates with 5 sets of pumps in series simultaneously and incorporates various sustainable and “green” infrastructure lessoning the facility’s footprint and environmental impact. The Campton Water Treatment Plant is a prime example of how a small water system can successfully attain and operate a state-of-the-art water treatment system