SAPS Temple Onsite Wastewater Treatment System
- Location: Schaumburg, Illinois
- Contractor: Carl’s Septic Service
- Installer: Stark & Sons Trenching/Wieser Concrete
- Size: 80′ wide by 35′ deep
- Purpose: To provide a wastewater treatment system for the SAPS Temple and Cultural Center.
About this Project
In Schaumburg, Illinois, the new Shree Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan (SAPS) Temple and Cultural Center was in need of a wastewater treatment system. The $10 million, 21,000 sq. ft. Yogi Divine Society (YDS) building is located near the municipal wastewater treatment plant. However, the city would not provide sewer services for the building. Added challenges included a congested area on the job site along with the building’s proximity to a wetland. Carl’s Septic Service, the project’s contractor, designed an advanced treatment system that did not require a large disposal area.
For the project, Wieser Concrete produced a 3,000-gallon trash tank with effluent filters, a 48″ diameter lift station to pump the effluent into the system, a 12,000-gallon bio-barrier tank, and a 12,000-gallon dosing tank with surge capacity to time-dose the treatment tank for the membrane system. Prior to installation, Wieser Concrete met with the contractor and crane company to devise a plan of attack for the installation process. The preconstruction meeting paired with the conscious decision by Carl’s Septic Service to use precast tanks enabled a quick and safe installation. With a municipal plant lingering in the background, the onsite wastewater treatment system is highlighted by producing better quality effluent in a more efficient process.