Local Plant Tour

As part of the symposium, attendees will have the option of attending a Tour of Toho Water Authority’s South Bermuda wastewater treatment plant.

The tour takes place in the early-afternoon of Tues, Aug 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM, with the tour bus leaving the hotel at 1:30 PM, and requires prior-sign-up.  Transportation to/from the hotel is provided. The bus will leave the hotel lobby.

Invitations will be sent to registered symposium attendees 3 weeks prior to the tour.  Space on the tour is limited, and attendees must sign-up beforehand. Inquiries about the tour can be sent to our symposium tour coordinators Bryan Sinkler and Norman Anderson.

ISA symposium attendees are invited to attend the tour of Toho Water Authority’s South Bermuda wastewater treatment plant, located South of the City of Kissimmee on the northwest side of Lake Tohopekaliga. The plant is a Class I reliability plant with a permitted capacity of 13.0 MGD and a buildout capacity of 21.0 MGD.

The treatment methods at this facility include preliminary treatment, primary clarification and grit removal, secondary biological treatment anoxic/oxic/anoxic/oxic, secondary clarification, filtration with disk filters, and disinfection with chlorine.   Construction of this facility was completed in early 1988. Since then several expansions have taken place to increase capacity.  Other additional improvements include multiple upgrades to the collection system and a bio-solids treatment expansion consisting of mixed holding tanks, belt filter press dewatering, and sludge cake disposal.  Effluent from the plant is disposed of either as reused irrigation or at a Rapid Infiltration Basins (RIBs) site in western Osceola County.

The plant SCADA system is comprised of Allen-Bradley PLCs and an iFIX HMI system and the South Bermuda facility also includes Toho Water Authority’s central control room.

On your tour you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the plant SCADA system
  • Learn about the plant treatment process
  • Visit several process areas

ABOUT THE TOUR HOST

Toho Water Authority (TWA) is the largest provider of water, wastewater and reclaimed water services in Osceola County. Toho currently serves approximately 97,000 water, 91,000 wastewater and 14,500 reclaimed water customers in Kissimmee, Poinciana and unincorporated areas of Osceola County.

Toho owns and operates 13 water plants and 8 wastewater plants. With a 300+ person workforce, Toho treats and distributes approximately 35 million gallons of potable water and reclaims 27 million gallons of wastewater each day.

Toho is governed by a six-member board of supervisors responsible for approving all its operating policies and its $124 million operating budget. Toho was established for the sole purpose of providing regional stewardship over water resources in Osceola County.

Bus transportation for the tour is kindly being provided by McKim & Creed.