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The engineers club of omaha...

...was formed in 1924 to create a forum for presentation and discussions of engineering or engineering-related topics. The Club provides a setting for social interaction and networking among the members. Members are from large and small engineering companies, public utilities, government agencies, and retirees of those same groups. Membership and attendance at regularly scheduled and publicized monthly meetings is open to anyone with an interest in the Club's activities. 

Upcoming events

    • 13 Dec 2023
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Saddle Creek RTB
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    Saddle Creek Retention Treatment Basin (SCRTB) Tour

    Wednesday, December 13th at 3:30 pm

    The purpose of the Saddle Creek Retention Treatment Basin (SCRTB) is to capture combined sewage and store or treat it during wet weather events. Combined sewage will be diverted from the Saddle Creek Sewer and conveyed to the SCRTB headworks, where large materials like cans, rocks, tree branches and floatable solids are removed using a grit pit and mechanical screens. Directly following screening, a disinfectant will be added to the combined sewage flows to kill or inactivate bacteria. The 3.3 million gallon basin will allow for solids to settle and be removed from the combined sewage. For small wet weather events, the combined sewage will be fully captured (retained) in the underground basin. For larger events, the underground basin will completely fill up and a dechlorination agent will be added just prior to flows discharging through an overflow channel to the creek. 

    The above ground improvements included a building to house controls, grit and screening equipment, and chemicals. The building will provide office space for full-time operations staff, some additional city offices and maintenance for the facility. This project will also include work in the Saddle Creek outfall channel to complete the improvements with energy dissipation structures and natural channel elements at the confluence with Little Papillion Creek.

    The tour will begin at 3:30 pm followed by social hour at Kinkaider at 4:45 pm

    Details and Instructions:

    ยท       We will meet at the SCRTB (see map below). The tour will be given by City of Omaha staff. PPE is not required. We strongly encourage participants to carpool if possible. There is also the Aksarben parking garage available near Kinkaider if temperatures are nice and if participants would like to walk to the RTB facility from Aksarben. We ask that participants use caution when crossing any street or parking lot in the City of Omaha. 

    • Kinkaider is located in Aksarben. Drinks are not included with tour registration.