Submit an Event
News in Education
Activate Digital Subscription
Nation & World
Submit a News Tip
Photos from the Vault
MLB Scores & Stats
NBA Scores & Stats
NFL Scores & Stats
Food & Drink
Wine & Beer
Home & Garden
Linda Lewis Griffith
Arts & Culture
Puzzles & Games
Letters to the Editor
Submit a Letter
Place An Ad
Work For Us
September 23, 2013 6:28 PM
Construction of Paso Robles' sewer plant
Order Reprint of this Story
Matt Thompson, Paso Robles wastewater manager, shows the site of one of three new clarifier ponds, 80 feet in diameter and 15 feet deep.
The biological nutrient removal system under construction in Paso Robles will snag all of the ammonia and most of the nitrates from the wastewater.
Paso Robles' 59-year-old sewer plant is seen in the background as construction continues on the new plant in September 2013.
A partially demolished pond at Paso Robles' old sewer plant acts as a retaining wall, while a temporary pipeline carries waste to be treated past the construction zone.
Andres Mendoza works with steel rebar more than an inch thick as he helps build the foundation of the Paso Robles' biological nutrient removal basin.
The headworks will seperate sand and solids from the waste flow.
The new sewer plant's control building will be heated by water from a hot springs on site. The orange pipe will provide radiant heat from the floor.
Order Reprint of this Story
Mugshots from SLO County Jail: January 2017
Reader photos: Scenes of green in SLO County
Storm photos from SLO County residents
The Year in Photos: SLO County, 2016
The 'Beat Goes On' for Grover Beach's very groovy holiday parade
Holiday Parade rolls through Downtown SLO
Mugshots from SLO County Jail: December 2016
Mugshots from SLO County Jail: November 2016
Before and after: See how much SLO County lake levels have risen
One by one, the workers went down a manhole. Then silence. All are dead.
Bought milk in California in the past decade or so? You could get cash
SLO County to get another soaking this week
Gyros, falafel and shawarma are coming to Atascadero
Veterans Tribute Luncheon
Mugshots from SLO County Jail: October 2016
Pioneer Day Parade and bean feed means family fun for Paso Robles
A taste of fall at Avila Valley Barn
Scenes from the Chimney Fire at Nacimiento Lake, Day 3
Chimney Fire burns homes, fills sky with plume of smoke
Extreme Team Rodeo at the Mid-State Fair
Fergie at the California Mid-State Fair
Mugshots from SLO County Jail: July 2016
Pismo Beach fireworks 2016
The annual Fourth of July parade in Cayucos
History of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in pictures
Mugshots from SLO County Jail: June 2016
Mugshots from SLO County Jail: May 2016
Crews fight house fire in Oceano
Special Olympians compete in the Spring Regional Games at Cuesta College