PROJECT

Radium Treatment Facility.

Dyersville, Iowa

Radium Treatment Facility

project details.

Client

City of Dyersville

Location

Dyersville, Iowa

Services

  • Engineering
  • Structural
  • Municipal
  • Water Resources
  • Land Survey
  • Field Services

Delivering solutions to eliminate radium in from a Midwest community water system. 

The picturesque rural community of Dyersville, home of the famed Field of Dreams, is known for its proactive approach to maintaining regulatory and environmental compliance—especially where the health of its citizens is concerned. 

Like many Midwest communities, the City was experiencing increasing levels of radium in their deep drinking water wells. The City took action and sought assistance from Origin Design to assess the situation and develop a plan of action to address the issue.

The project included construction of a new water treatment building, including a 16 foot diameter package iron removal plant, an HMO chemical feed system, booster pumps, piping, metering, and electrical work.

project overview

Origin Design conducted an investigation of well 4 and completed a study to develop and evaluate alternatives for the City to address the radium issue. The study identified multiple alternatives to consider. The lowest cost alternative included construction of a new shallow well that would be blended with water from well 4 to reduce the concentration of radium.

The final treatment design consisted of a Hydrous Manganese Oxide (HMO) addition process for the removal of the radium. Following the treatment process, booster pumps were added to boost the treated water to the existing well 4 reservoir. Origin Design also incorporated a nitrification process into the radium treatment design to remove ammonia which would reduce the amount of chlorine needed for disinfection.

The project utilized funds from the Iowa State Revolving Fund program.

Origin Design provided environmental, structural and civil engineering services, as well as surveying and field services including material testing and inspection.

Follow our journey.

#tbt On April 26, 1999, Origin Design (formerly IIW) became an ESOP. Co-founders Carl Schoenhard & Dennis Waugh (pictured) originally enacted the ESOP as a way to secure the future of the company following Schoenhard's retirement. Now over 20 years later, Origin Design is 100% employee owned.

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day! Our project support and administrative staff ensure our projects & day-to-day operations at Origin Design run smoothly! We're so lucky to have them all on our #origincrew!

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#tbt Codi Putnam, Director of Finance, reflected on the last four years at Origin Design and her favorite memory was when the company became 100% employee owned. "One of my favorite memories was getting to hand out checks to the 22 shareholders that came together & agreed to be bought out in order for us to become a 100% employee-owned company. It was a big commitment for those involved to better the future of the company."

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Tim O'Brien is celebrating 30 years at Origin Design. We're so thankful for your hard work & dedication over the years! Happy Anniversary!

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We're Hiring! Are you or someone you know looking for a career in the A/E Industry? Check out our open positions & apply here!

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Amanda Kennedy, Emily Crowe and Macy Mislivecek had a great time connecting with attendees at the Dubuque Area STEM Festival! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth!

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#tbt We asked Cody Kelchen what his favorite project is that he has worked on since starting at Origin Design 2 years ago. The answer: "My favorite project I have worked on while at Origin Design was a local industrial project. There were some unusual challenges with this project that really struck my curiosity; one being the presence of coal.....Using our best judgement, we had to determine how much, if any, coal residue was acceptable underneath our roadway without causing long term damage to the pavement structure. I learned so much both in the field and in the office from this project."

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Emily Crowe is officially a Licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois! Congrats, Emily! We're so lucky to have you on our Structural Team. Learn more about Emily's journey to becoming an SE here.

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Are you looking for something fun to do with your families this week? Join us at the Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival at the University of Dubuque this Thursday, April 7th from 4 to 7 PM. Amanda Kennedy, Emily Crowe, Gertrude Heimerdinger & Macy Mislivecek will be at Origin Design's Booth & are excited to meet you & share all about STEM.

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Cody Austin is celebrating 15 years at Origin Design. Congrats, Cody! We're excited to see what you'll accomplish in the next 15.

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Come join the #origincrew! We're hiring a Construction Inspector to join our Field Services Team. This position could be located at our headquarters in Dubuque, IA, or in our Quad Cities Office in Davenport, IA! Learn more & apply here.

Happy National Surveyors Week! It's easy to celebrate when you have such a talented group of surveyors on your crew. Thank you for all you do. We're lucky to have you!

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