Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant, Grit Processing

Project Type
Wastewater Treatment Plan
Client
Lee & Ro for San Diego Metropolitan Wastewater Dept
Location
San Diego, CA

PWA designed the new headworks building, a two-story cast-in-place concrete building with a drive-through truck bay and interior mezzanine providing easy access for maintenance of new grit processing equipment. A large storefront window system introduces daylight and fresh air, and the structure’s exterior balcony overlooks the plant. Exterior louvers and sunshades mediate glare, and a cool roof reduces heating/cooling loads. Large process pipes are elevated above traffic circulation areas by the building’s trellis, freeing up the ground level around the building for pedestrian access.