b'34 YQMOPERATIONS the treatment plants upgraded water-treatment system, YQMInitially, the airport intended to make other improvements while officials knew they had to resolve the issue. Instead of buildingbuilding and installing the new deicing facility equipment. Plans elaborate onsite storage and treatment facilities, the airportincluded expanding the main apron, expanding the deicing pad embraced Nexgens approach and spent significantly less capitaland improving the access road just off the deicing pad. However, and operating expenses by using existing city infrastructure. the expansion plans were shelved when COVID hit, and airport This is really a story about capital conservation at the airportofficials became concerned about lost revenue from severely by utilizing locally available municipal infrastructure, Vanderlindendiminished passenger and cargo volume. explains. Its an excellent demonstration of a partnership with theNexgen Municipal provided concept design services for the airport and host community. Over the years, some airport glycolsurviving project, laid out the electrical and mechanical systems, discharges have challenged local sanitary sewers because [thereand calculated the publicly owned treatment works loading and was not a clear understanding about] the extreme load spent de- ramp hydraulic loading. The airport was responsible for completing icing fluid exerts on them. When we bring these parties togetherthe civil work, which included building the pump houses and the and share loading calculations, control methods and oversightstorage tanks. as well as participate in the planning, design and operation of theHeres how the new automated system works: process, the results have been very good.Stormwater runoff from the deicing pad is captured in The field trip to see the system atunderground infrastructure, and then sent to the Nexgen glycol Westchester County Airport and speak withmanagement system, where it is analyzed for glycol content in real wastewater treatment facility officials provedtime. If the glycol concentration is below environmental guidelines, to be reassuring. When we visited, we sawthe runoff is released to the airport stormwater system. If the that they were able to communicate closelyconcentration is above guidelines, the runoff is captured and sent with the airport and did not report any issues,to one of two aboveground storage tanksa 750,000-gallon relates TransAqua General Manager KevinKEVIN RICE tank for low-concentration stormwater, and a 250,000-gallon Rice. This helped us have confidence in thetank for high-concentration runoff. Once captured in the tanks, new system and the ability of the biological process to handle therunoff is released by a second Nexgen system at a controlled glycol with no adverse effects.AIRPORT STORM WATER MANAGEMENT Jet Blast DeflectorPolymer Concrete Rapid PatchT-17 Airport Stormwater Specialist Color-Safe Control of Airport Stormwater to Less Than 30ppm t MarkingMMA AirporAutomatic Unattended Sanitary Bleed Systems800-321-7870| info@transpo.comNEXGEN MUNICIPAL INC.nexgenmunicipal.com|1-800-567-0103|sales@nexgenmunicipal.com WWW.TRANSPO.COMOctober 2022AirportImprovement.com'