When confronted with an aging process wastewater treatment system and perpetual exceedances of surface water permit discharge limitations, a Michigan-based organic foods manufacturer sought cost-effective solutions to their treatment issues at a cannery in central-Indiana. Local contractors proposed a half-million dollar system clean-up that would not solve the facility’s long term problems. LEI assembled a team of engineers to design and construct a completely new, state-of-the-art aerated treatment lagoon system that utilized lined lagoons which were more protective of the site’s groundwater. This new design was less costly than previous proposals and will allow easier, more cost-effective system maintenance in the future. LEI also designed a land-application system which will allow this food processor to sustainably return a significant portion of the water they use to the aquifer, reducing their groundwater use footprint.
Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. congratulates Eric Klompmaker, PE in obtaining his Professional Engineering license in the State of Michigan. Mr. Klompmaker, a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been practicing civil and environmental engineering since 2004. In 2009, Mr. Klompmaker obtained his Professional Engineering license in the State of Indiana where he practiced sustainable, low-impact development engineering, involving storm water, green infrastructure and natural wastewater treatment systems. Sustainable, or “green,” development is his specialty and example projects include storm water engineering for one of the first certified Living Buildings in the world, the Tyson Living Learning Center in St. Louis, MO, as well as 3,000 linear feet of historic brick street reconstruction with integrated storm water management at North Street, Lafayette, IN, and an onsite wastewater treatment system at MacGregor Park in Westfield, IN.
In his time at Lakeshore Environmental, Inc., Mr. Klompmaker has worked to expand his mission of sustainable infrastructure implementation through the successful design and construction of several storm water and process water management/treatment systems.
For more information or to speak with Mr. Klompmaker please contact Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. at 1-800-844-5050 or visit their website at www.lakeshoreenvironmental.com.