Newsletter for November 2022


Garver: Jeff Sober

Identifying the Best Way to Mitigate Struvite and Optimize Biological Nutrient Removal Design for SAWS Water Recycling Centers

Wednesday – November 16, 2022 at 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

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UPDATED Location: Center for Environmental Research at Hornsby Bend

2210 FM 973, Austin, Texas 78725

Date and Time: 11/16/22 at 11:30 am

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Summary of Presentation

An analysis was conducted to determine the best options for management of total phosphorus in the effluent and internal recycle at all three SAWS WRCs. This presentation covers pending nutrient limits, possible basin configurations to meet these limits, as well as operational scenarios for biological nutrient removal. The presentation also covers the phosphorus cycle in the facility and how the liquids stream impacts the solids stream, which can lead to detrimental scale production.

Speakers Bio

Jeff is a Senior Vice President and the Director of Garver’s Water and Wastewater services. He is also on Garver’s Board of Directors. Jeff has 21 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry, focusing on large scale facility master planning, wastewater treatment process design, grit removal science, and biosolids. Jeff is a Past President of WEAT and serves as Vice Chair on the WEF Operations Challenge Committee. He has been responsible for leading operations training and workforce development initiatives in Texas, as well as leading one of the fastest growing water and wastewater engineering services firm in the nation.

Meeting Location:

Center for Environmental Research at Hornsby Bend
2210 FM 973, Austin, Texas 78725

Free parking is available in Lot 40, after 5 pm.


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