Project: Tulelake Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

Project Description

For over a decade, the City of Tulelake was in violation of their Wastewater Surface Water Disposal permit and had accumulated nearly $750,000 in fines. In 2012, the City hired Adkins for a Planning Study for future upgrades of their wastewater treatment plant.In order to not have to meet stringent surface water discharge standards in the future, the City chose to pursue an effluent reuse project in which treated wastewater is used to beneficially grow crops. In 2015, the City worked with Adkins to perform design engineering, surveying, construction engineering, and materials testing for the project. The project included construction of a new effluent pump station, new electrical controls, upgraded aeration, new blowers with variable frequency drives, the lining of two treatment lagoons, dewatering/sludge removal, drying beds, and construction of two irrigation storage lagoons. The project was completed on time in the fall of 2016 with a total cost of approximately $6 million.

What Our Clients Say...

Over the past several years, Adkins has assisted the City with the funding, planning, design engineering, and construction engineering for our recently completed Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrades. The project is the largest project we have completed in the history of the City and totaled $6 Million in total project funding.
Hank Ebinger, Mayor - City of Tulelake

For Lake County, Adkins Engineering has helped us deliver projects on time, under budget, and with the highest quality in mind for our customers.
Kevin J. Hock, Superintendent - Lake County Road Department

Adkins Consulting Engineering has been working for the City of Klamath Falls for over 30 years. To date they have competed over 150 engineering, surveying, and material testing contracts for the City. The projects have ranged from small to large and complex and include roadway, wastewater, and water projects.
Mark Willrett, PE - Public Works Director

Adkins not only provides a high-quality product for our irrigation and stream restoration projects, but they are also easy to talk with and take the time to explain project design details in a way that works for project managers, contractors, and landowners. All in all, working with Adkins has been a great experience, and we look forward to working with them on many future projects.
Nell Scott, Trout Unlimited - Klamath Restoration Director

Their actions on the Henley School Project helped reduce costs for the bus and vehicle parking areas on the magnitude of $150,000. This was greater than their entire work order amount so they essentially paid for themselves during the design phase of the project. This is a sign that Adkins is truly looking out for the needs of each project and client.
Greg Thede, Superintendent - Klamath County School District