Flow Equalization and the Everglades Restoration

Flow equalization basins provide a more steady flow of water to storm water treatment areas, helping to maintain desired water levels needed to achieve optimal water quality treatment performance.  The A-1 Flow Equalization Basin (FEB) is part of several ongoing projects in the State of Florida’s $880 million Restoration Strategies plan, all designed to improve water quality in the Everglades. A flow equalization basin is a constructed storage feature used to capture and store peak storm water flows. The A-1 FEB is capable of storing 20 billion gallons of water, enough to fill 45,000 football fields one foot deep.  The A-1 will also contain vegetation to help reduce phosphorus concentrations before moving water to the storm water treatment areas (constructed wetlands) that serve as the water-cleaning workhorses by removing nutrients from the water that flows into the Everglades.

Biscayne Bay is part of the restoration effort and a large Florida ecosystem which also relies upon water that flows directly from the Everglades.  Of the many benefits of this project, it will serve to maximize water quality improvement abilities.  Construction is underway on the $59.9 million project, which includes levees, water control structures, collection and conveyance canals and pump station upgrades.

Miami, have you registered yet for the NASTT’s No-Dig Show? It’s being held this month in Dallas. The NASTT No-Dig show is the largest trenchless technology conference in North America. Professionals attend to learn new techniques that will save money and improve infrastructure. We’ll have many fascinating, informative demo’s on the latest trenchless technologies along with exhibits, products and resources on all of our services locally and nationwide. You won’t want to miss it!

Location:

Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center/ March 20th-24th
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051

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