Anheuser-Busch Wastewater Treatment - Idaho Falls, Idaho

JC Constructors completed a design-build wastewater treatment plant for Anheuser-Busch at their malt plant in Idaho Falls.  The wastewater treatment plant removes BOD and TSS from of barley wash water using algae.  The design flow is 1.8 mgd.  The project includes a lift station, two 1.7 mg bolted steel tanks, a 2,400 sf CMU building to house mechanical process equipment that includes a DAF, belt press, and dryer as well as three aeration blowers, piping, and valving for controls; 2,500 feet of site pipe and 5,500 feet of transmission pipe were required for the project.  The plant includes new operational controls that are fully integrated with Anheuser-Busch’s HMI.  Anheuser-Busch’s consultant, Algal Scientific, was responsible for algae generation and BOD and TSS load reduction.


The design and construction were completed on a very aggressive schedule due to the constructed plant's immediate cost savings for the owner, resulting in plant startup occurring six months after notice to proceed.  The project cost was $9.3 million.