Hamlin Water Reclamation Facility Tour
Date: Wednesday May 31, 2023
The Hamlin Water Reclamation Facility (HWRF) resides in the Horizon West/Winter Garden section of Orange County and has a permitted treatment capacity of 5MGD. HWRF currently treats a daily average of 3.0 MG. The operating permit represents phase I of three phases of construction, and the initial treatment of flows began in October 22.
HWRF currently consists of a 5-stage Bardenpho type process advanced domestic wastewater treatment facility including screening, odor control, grit removal, aeration with nitrification and denitrification, secondary clarification, process supplemental chemical feed (if necessary), disk filtration units, and chlorination. Biosolids are processed through gravity belt thickening equipment and stored in holding tanks for eventual transport. Reclaim water produced is stored in the Public Access Reuse (PAR) tank and pumped offsite to Conserv II.
Under normal operating conditions reclaimed water is pumped to the storage tank for PAR customers. If the reclaimed water from the treatment train becomes substandard due to low chlorine, high or low Ph, or high TSS, water from the affected treatment system is diverted to ensure substandard water does not reach the PAR customers. Substandard flow is automatically diverted to the reject pond. Once the problem is corrected, forward flow is resumed for normal operation.
HWRF is staffed 16 hours a day by one Senior Operations Specialist, five Plant Specialist, one Senior Utilities Maintenance Coordinator, one Industrial Electrician and two Industrial Mechanics.