Schofield Barracks Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

In 2006, Aqua purchased this plant and made it the largest, privately owned R-1 facility in Hawai‘i.   The wastewater treatment plant upgrade enabled the plant to provide premium recycled water—known as R-1 quality—to irrigate lawns, golf courses, parks and other sites on the base and nearby.
The project positively affects the nearly 28,000 military personnel and their families and civilians who work on base and in the surrounding area.  To handle the project, Aqua Engineers created 16 new jobs for the local work force and hired subcontractors, and obtained financing from CoBank and Bank of Hawaii. 
U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii, has credited the upgrades for enabling the military to conserve water, decrease pollution, and contribute to sustainability goals.  Aqua Engineers recommended the new MBR (Membrane Biological Reactor) technology, which has reduced the plant’s output of nitrogen and phosphates, turning the former liability into an asset. This plant is a model in the islands and for the military.