Sea Level Rise Adaptation
We understand that protecting our water is important not just for us, but for future generations. That's why we prioritize the planning and execution of sustainable wastewater projects. Take a look below at our recent projects to see how we are addressing these challenges.
Phase 4 of the Districts adaption plan deals with the vulnerability of our buildings and tanks due to their low elevation. Phase 4 will raise and reinforce tanks to prevent washing out during flood and storm surge events. The link below contains the preliminary design prepared by Wright-Pierce.
Ogunquit Sewer District aeration basins
Ogunquit Sewer District chlorine contact tanks
Through a grant from the Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission, the District commissioned a study to assess the implications of floods, storm surges and sea level rise on its existing infrastructure. The results of this study were documented in a report entitled "Adaptation Options to Protect the Ogunquit Sewage Treatment Plant against Floods, Storm Surges and Sea Level Rise" (Woodard & Curran, August 2012).
The District then retained Wright-Pierce to perform a review of the 2012 report and again in 2013 to evaluate adaptation options for the Waste Water Treatment Facility (WWTF) as well as 3 vulnerable pumping stations.
Presentation: Public Information Meeting June 2017
Presentation: Climate Adaptation Planning Update February 2018