Reedy Creek Improvement District

Reedy Creek Improvement District

Reedy Creek Improvement District

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Case Study

May 2013 – February 2014

Disney World Orlando Florida and Reedy Creek Improvement District

 

Efficiency and performance of the Floc Hog and Water Matrix Systems by InterfaceH2O and provided by RH Moore and Associates

 

Theisen Development was hired by Reedy Creek Improvement District to refurbish water control structures located throughout the Disney property. Work was contained to private areas of the property and was complicated by the limited access to trucks and equipment. In total 3 water control structures were refurbished over the span of 10 months.

 

To accomplish the task, the water control structure had to be sheet piled off and pumped dry. Any seepage from ground water or leakage from the sheet pile had to be pumped out, treated and released within Florida standards (29 NTUIi + background). In addition any water from rain events were also pumped out, treated and released as well as overflows from the upstream side.

 

Pumping was done almost on a 24/7 basis utilizing 4 and 6 inch pumps. Daily monitoring was done by the contractor with regular interval monitoring being done by RCID.

 

Theisen Development utilized two (2) Floc Hogs with a dispersion field on the first structure and two (2) Floc Hogs with a Water Matrix container system on the remaining structures. The Floc Hogs used polymers from APS in Woodstock Georgia that best suited the turbidity reduction needs. These were models 708X and 703d#3.

 

Throughout the work process water samples ranged up to 100 NTUi (some greater based on weather conditions). The background NTUi was 5 making the discharge standard 34 NTUi.

 

Regular monitoring from RCID showed levels within the standard through the term of the project once the Floc Hogs and Water Matrix were in place. Theisen Development estimated 40 million gallons of water was pumped and treated throughout the project with the water quality standards being met.

 

Typical discharge NTUi was between 8 and 14 from the Water Matrix/Floc Hog systems.

About ih2o

Formed in 2010, the company’s three founders bring together 60 plus years of experience uniquely suited to address the increasingly recognized concern that suspended and dissolved contaminants are adversely affecting the safety, environmental quality and aesthetics of surface waters.

This practical, problem-solving experience comes from four complementary careers – a Professional Engineer and owner of an erosion and sedimentation
control products distributorship; a contractor specializing in the installation and maintenance of erosion and sedimentation control BMPs; a consulting hydrogeologist with 30 years experience in environmental stabilization and remediation projects; a experienced PAM water clarification expert with "real life" practical application success... a solid team to solve difficult water quality problems.

Inter.faceH2O’s current offerings include WaterMatrix™ and Floc Hog™ units - portable treatment equipment that uses environmentally safe flocculation/chelation agents to capture and remove a broad spectrum of contaminants from water. Whether fed by pump discharges or gravity flow, with either continuous or batch treatment requirements.

InterfaceH2O also is the Michigan distributor of Suntree stormwater infrastructure products.

WaterMatrix units use gravity flow-through processes that enable floc/chelate formation and then the separation of the coalesced contaminants from the water by settlement and tertiary capture, if needed. Floc Hog units are PAM introduction systems that are connected inline to your pumps discharge hose. They can be used alone or to enhance the Water Matrix systems

Our Team

  • Dennis Gebben
    Dennis Gebben
    Member and Consultant

    1-616-510-1046 Dennis J. Gebben is a seasoned environmental consultant with 30 years of experience. A geologist by trade, Mr. Gebben began his career in 1972 with Williams & Works of Grand Rapids, MI, a public works civil engineering firm. In the 1970’s, when new environmental laws and regulations were being promulgated, Mr. Gebben was quickly elevated to…

  • James Smits
    James Smits
    President

    1-616-836-3535 James Smits is the founder and CEO of Frontier Solutions, a service contractor specialized in environmental regulatory compliance. His experience and unique capabilities in installing, maintaining and removing (when desired) a broad spectrum of SWPPP BMPs, both on conventional construction sites as well as during brownfield remediation, has rapidly established Frontier Solutions as a…

We value our clients and respect the work that they do. We provide scaleable and affordable solutions to handling turbidity and polluted water problems on construction projects.

We are proud of the success of our products and our client list is a direct reflection of our products performance.

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Interface H2O is a company that , at its core, is based in experience and field work. We do not shy away from difficult projects and instead embrace the opportunity to solve tough problems. Over the last few years we have been successful only because of our tenacity and a "can do" attitude.

The services we provide are backed up by years of hard work, education, experience and a well rounded knowledge base.

Services

  • Environmental Remediation

        Interface H2O’ equipment can be used to reduce nutrient loading in water bodies, decrease chlorophyll or even remove heavy metals. The systems we currently use have been part of mercury cleanup’s and hydrocarbon remediation that was spilled in navigable waterways. We can extend beyond ordinary turbidity reduction and provide solutions to meet many…

  • Dewatering

      Similar to turbidity reduction our equipment and services can be used in a variety of dewatering applications that include heavy metals, hydrocarbons, nutrient reduction and general suspended solid reduction. The systems are scalable and can have flow rates that meet your needs. We can treat anywhere from 20 GPM and greater.

  • Turbidity Reduction

    Interface H2O was born from the necessity to have a competent, reasonable and reproducible results when dewatering turbid water, especially during construction activities. Seeing the need we created the Water Matrix and Floc Hog Systems to address turbidity reduction on many levels. Water Matrix Systems are the highest flow rate treatment/capture systems available today with…

  • Consultation and Design

    The staff at Interfaceh2o is fully qualified to provide you with requirements and specifications to accomplish your projects goals. We have CAD drawing services available, project layout and equipment/materials requirement lists. We also have water testing and water monitoring services available to you. We are willing and able to analyze your project and submit a…

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