Monday, September 9, 2024
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Tanked Up: Pigeon Forge's Reuse Storage Project

The City of Pigeon Forge is taking a significant step in sustainable development with the expansion of its reuse system. Central to this project is the construction of a state-of-the-art, 130,000-gallon glass-fused-to-steel storage tank, measuring 20 feet in diameter and 61 feet in height. This expansion is a testament to the city’s commitment to increasing the usage of reclaimed water, catering to the growing demand from commercial users. The introduction of the new storage tank is instrumental in enhancing the city's capacity to supply reclaimed water, especially for irrigation, aligning with its broader goal of efficient water resource management and environmental conservation. The tank's glass-fused-to-steel construction is selected for its durability and corrosion resistance, ensuring long-term reliability in storing reclaimed water. The tank features a mixer and provisions for chlorine injection. The mixer is crucial for maintaining water quality by preventing stratification, ensuring that the stored water remains suitable for its intended applications. Furthermore, integrating this storage tank into the city’s existing SCADA system presents unique challenges. This integration is essential for effective monitoring and management, ensuring that the system operates seamlessly and efficiently within the broader city infrastructure. The tank’s placement near a recreational baseball facility was strategically chosen not only for its elevation, beneficial for distribution, but also for its potential to aesthetically integrate into the cityscape. Collaborating closely with the tank manufacturer and city officials, the design is not only functional but also complements the nearby existing structures. This presentation will provide a deep dive into the technical aspects of expanding a municipal wastewater reuse system, with a focus on the new storage tank’s design, construction, and operational features.