Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Civil Engineering

First Advisor

James N. Dornbush


South Dakota has several medium sized cities with approximately the same population, but widely different types of wastewater treatment plants to meet their specific discharge standards. These plants receive a variety of flows and strengths depending upon the local industrial loads and inflow/infiltration problems. Four of these cities: Brookings, Huron, Mitchell and Pierre, were selected to study the annual operation and maintenance costs to assist engineers in the estimation of these costs in the expansion of future wastewater treatment plants. The treatment methods were evaluated and compared to determine the effect they had on operation and maintenance costs, personnel and electrical costs. Reserve capacity was also evaluated to determine any effect it may have and ensure that none of the facilities in the study had inflated costs due to a high reserve capacity.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Sewage disposal plants -- South Dakota -- Cost of operation
Sewage disposal plants -- South Dakota -- Maintenance and repair -- Costs




South Dakota State University



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