The City of Anamosa experienced flooding at their wastewater treatment plant in 2008, which generated a need for cleaning and repairs. Snyder & Associates worked with the city and FEMA to determine the best course of action. Based on the extent of flood damage and funding availability, the decision was made to:
- Replace the existing trickling media with plastic, for the short-term
- Construct a new activated sludge treatment plant, for the long-term
These plans provided the city with cost savings and treatment improvements, as well as an unused structure. The Wastewater Superintendent, Dan Smith, took the opportunity to convert the empty structure into storage and worked with Snyder & Associates, among others, to save the city over $800,000, as well as reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill. The project was completed in October 2014 and was the first of its kind in the State of Iowa.