A major expansion of the D. Ray James Prison took place in 2007. The expansion was to happen in an extremely short period of time and would almost double the City of Folkston’s population. For the City to capture and treat the prisons wastewater, a treatment facility expansion was necessary. In comparing the prison’s timeline with what it would take to design, permit and fund a conventional expansion, it was evident that an alternative design route would be necessary. P.C. Simonton & Associates, Inc. was able to add .40 MGD capacity at a minimal cost to the City within the 12 month deadline. This expansion included a turn key moving bed bioreactor and the elimination of approximately 200,000 GPD of inflow and infiltration.
The City must now expand its wastewater treatment facility in order to meet immediate and projected demands on the public sewer system. P.C. Simonton & Associates, Inc. assisted the City in securing Equity Grant funds that will be used for these sewer infrastructure improvements.