LOCATION: Edna Valley, Central CA Coast
DESCRIPTION: IWS upgraded the existing wastewater treatment system to meet production expansion goals and Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (CCRWCB) requirements. A pre-treatment system, in conjunction with treatment ponds were installed along with a 20,000 gallon process wastewater separator tank.
The winery was upgrading its wastewater treatment system due to production expansion to meet the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (CCRWCB) requirements and needed to install pre-treatment prior to dispersal to its treatment ponds for its process water. The system upgrade included installing a 20,000 gallon process wastewater separator tank. Due to site configuration, the tank needed to be installed between a parking lot and existing utilities. In addition, the tank needed to be buried 6’ below grade to accommodate the connection to the collection system and effluent pumping station – which put the bottom of the excavation approximately 21 feet below grade.
Project schedule was another factor in the logistics and planning of the project. Work needed to be completed during the off-season shutdown and before the rainy season hit. IWS was able to mobilize to the site and complete the work within three weeks. Fintan du Fresne, Winemaker for Chamisal Vineyards commented on the project, “IWS gave us great value on the project. They were very professional, productive, and cost effective in executing the work. We were very pleased with the final product and would highly recommend IWS to other wineries and commercial businesses that are upgrading their wastewater treatment system.”