Lynchburg WWTP CSO Reduction Improvements

Reducing sewage and stormwater discharge into the James River.

Electrical Panels
Lynchburg, VA
Delivery Method
CM at-Risk
City of Lynchburg, VA
Year Complete

Project Overview

Part of Lynchburg’s Long Term Control Plan to address 132 overflow points within the sewer system, this $44.6 million project reduced the sewage and stormwater discharge into the James River and increased the facility’s wet weather pumping capacity to 76 mgd.

Specific improvements included a new 4-mg wet weather storage facility, backup generator, conversion of a clarifier to a high strength wastewater storage tank, and electrical building switchgear upgrade. Headworks upgrades included new pumps, screens, grit facility and electrical room. Work also included pump, piping and electrical upgrades to the primary sludge pump station and an upgrade to the CSO isolation gate to remove waste from outfall during wet weather events.


Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) Reduction


MGD Wet Weather Storage and Pumping Capacity


MGD Major Headworks Bypass Capacity