Article published in Kingman Standard and
Bullhead City Bee by Dave Hawkins
They call it the
space shuttle of wastewater treatment. Clear
Choice Wastewater Treatment is using a state
of the art patented system to treat septic
waste in environmentally friendly fashion in
John Mitchell, who also owns Kingman Septic
Pumping, said the closed loop system uses no
treatment ponds to eliminate 96% of the
waste it would ordinarily transport to the
county landfill. He said the highly
automated, state of the art system is the
first of its kind in the world and complies
with all applicable regulations.
a yard. Our footprint is very small...The
system is designed to treat up to 65,000
gallons a day and we're on less than a
quarter of an acre," Mitchell said. ``A
typical plant of that size would probably
require a minimum of eight acres."
said the Central Wastewater Treatment (CWT)
system has drawn the support and partnership
of the Ledcor Group, a multi-billion dollar
construction company based in Vancouver with
offices in the United States, including
nearby Henderson, Nevada. He said much of
the system is underground and odor free.
an underground receiving station. The septic
trucks back up to valves, they hook directly
up to maintain that closed loop system,"
Mitchell said. ``They dump into the
receiving stations, which goes into an
underground tank. It's then pumped from an
underground tank to what we call a meva
screen. The meva screen screens it down to
1/32nd of an inch, or one millimeter, prior
to going to the cell for treatment."
the clarified non-potable inert water
byproduct is used for on site system
operation and the rest is discharged into
the City of Kingman's Hilltop Wastewater
Treatment plant. The sludge byproduct,
enormously reduced by volume, is transported
to the landfill for deposit.
said the system will accept and treat septic
waste from other haulers in the county. He
said owners will also install the system for
operation in other counties and states.
many septic pumping companies throughout the
country that are having extremely difficult
times having to travel long distances, in
some instances, to get rid of their septic
waste and their byproducts," Mitchell said.
``We're going to them. If they can deliver
30,000 gallons or more we'll deliver the
system to them, set it up and they'll bring
the waste water to us."