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Western Chapter Meeting

02/07/2018 @ 11:45 pm

Chapter Meeting Joint with ASCE

Grand Rapids Biodigestor by Pete Daukss, PE, Tetra Tech, Mike Lunn, City of GR, and Kristin Pfauth, PE, City of GR The City of Grand Rapids, responding to current growth, is taking proactive steps to address the increasing loads to the sewer system by constructing a dedicated pipeline to the Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) and a bio-digester system. This presentation will look at the areas of customer growth, what a bio-digestion system is and its benefits, and the specific design, components, and process flow of the planned $38 million Grand Rapids Bio-Digester. The City focus includes Sustainable Asset Management and the Quadruple Bottom Line.

As the Discipline Leader for wastewater engineering, Pete Daukss, PE, has responsibility for technical delivery, quality, and standards for wastewater treatment and biosolids management projects. He has extensive experience in all aspects of wastewater treatment technology and biosolids management.



Mike Lunn is the Environmental Services Manager for the City of Grand Rapids. He leads the department which includes the Water Resource Recovery Facility Team implementation programs for Combined Sewer Overflow Separation, Industrial Pretreatment, Portable Toilet Waste Receiving, Utilities Maintenance, Street Lighting and Biosolids Management.



Kristin Pfauth, PE, oversees Asset Management for the City of Grand Rapids Engineering Department. Included in her role is oversite of all non-linear assets and Capital Projects within the City.



Date/Time: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM Lunch buffet of pulled pork, hot dogs, potato salad, bagged chips, cookies and Pepsi products. $20 per person, $10 for students (cash or credit at the door)

New Location: Fifth Third Ballpark (West Michigan Whitecaps), 4500 West River Drive, Comstock Park, MI in The Pepsi Stadium Club. Enter at Gate C. 616.784.4131

RSVP: Please RSVP to Cheryl Scales, PE via e-mail at scalesc@progressiveae.com by 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 31st


11:45 pm


Cheryl Scales, PE


Fifth Third Ballpark
4500 West River Drive
Comstock Park, MI 49321 United States
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