Camp Wyandot Wastewater Treatment System Improvements

Evaluation and Upgrades, Hocking County Ohio

Camp Fire USA owns and operates Camp Wyandot, a 100-acre campground located in Hocking County, Ohio. The camp has its own water supply wells and an on-site wastewater treatment plant constructed in 1965 that discharges to Clear Creek, a tributary of the Hocking River. Camp Fire USA hired Stone Environmental to evaluate the existing sanitary sewer collection system and treatment facility serving the campground.

The collection system consists of a series of gravity sewers discharging from three separate septic tanks located at different locations around the site. Shower houses discharge to the various septic tanks and this wastewater, along with toilet water and kitchen wastewater, discharge to a trickling filter that serves the complete facility. Stone Environmental evaluated various treatment plant upgrades and recommended replacement of the media and installation of new dosing and distribution equipment for the trickling filter, and installation of new ultraviolet disinfection equipment. Stone Environmental also recommended replacement of two of the three existing septic tanks (two were structurally unsound), and installation of a new grease interceptor for wastewater discharges from the camp kitchen.

Stone Environmental prepared engineering design plans, the Ohio EPA Permit-to-Install application, and the USEPA NPDES permit application for the site.

This project demonstrates the firm’s ability to work on small, campground-sized wastewater treatment systems and to prepare federal and state wastewater discharge permit applications.