Kmiotek, Stephen J.
Madan, Ryan Smith
Woodlands Village at Hickory Hills Lake
Operating and maintaining the decentralized wastewater treatment system (WWTS) serving Woodlands Village at Hickory Hills Lake consumes nearly one third of the condominium’s annual budget. After analyzing the costs associated with the existing system, five potential cost-saving measures were designed and evaluated for cost-effectiveness. Seven alternative treatment systems and connecting into Lunenburg’s sewer system were evaluated to determine if the replacing the existing system could reduce the expenses associated with treating waste at Woodlands Village. This report also examines why many operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals for WWTS fail to meet operators’ needs and proposes revisions to MassDEP’s guidance document that better address the common weaknesses of O&M manuals.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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