Wastewater Collection and Treatment

D&B has expertise in all aspects of wastewater treatment and water pollution control, having engineered thousands of wastewater treatment projects, ranging in capacities from 25,000 gallons to 350,000,000 gallons per day. Our services include preliminary, primary, secondary and tertiary treatment, denitrification, sludge thickening, dewatering, and residuals management.

Process Systems:

  • Activated sludge
  • High rate biological trickling filters
  • Rotating biological discs
  • Oxidation ditches

Sludge Processes:

  • Gravity and flotation thickeners
  • Centrifuge and belt press dewatering
  • Aerobic and anaerobic digestion
  • Incineration
  • Composting
  • Chemical stabilization
  • Heat drying
  • Pelletization
  • Other beneficial reuse processes

D&B has handled numerous advanced treatment plants, including multimedia and sand filters for enhanced solids removal, nitrification to reduce organic loading on the stream, and denitrification and phosphate removal for nutrient control.


D&B is well-versed in the usage of chlorine and sodium hypochlorite for disinfection. Modification of existing facilities to incorporate utilization of liquid sodium hypochlorite for safety considerations is a specialty of the firm. In instances where the receiving stream is not permitted to receive chlorinated discharges, dechlorination by using alternative disinfection systems such as sodium dioxide or ultraviolet disinfection can be economically evaluated and designed.

Facility Review

The improvement of the effluent quality, while keeping operation and maintenance (O&M) costs/rates relatively constant, is always a challenge. D&B conducts facility reviews as a basis for recommendations for a program of continuous improvement including reducing overall operation and maintenance costs whenever possible.

We are uniquely qualified to assist clients in conducting their own program without loss of control through full contract operations or other privatization alternatives.

D&B also specializes in construction management O&M manuals and associated start-up and training services.

Wastewater Collection and Treatment Contact:

Joseph H. Marturano
(516) 364-9890, ext. 3308

Robert L. Raab, P.E., BCEE, CCM
(516) 364-9890, ext. 3037

Wastewater Collection and Treatment Project Profiles:

New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Facility Upgrade Gowanus Canal Flushing Tunnel and Pumping Station

Nassau County Department of Public Works, Improvements to the Influent Screening Facility Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant

Suffolk County Department of Public Works, Expansion of Secondary Treatment Facilities