Taboada Wastewater Treatment Plant
"With an average flow of 14 m3/s and a maximum of 20.3 m3/s, it is the largest wastewater treatment plant built to date in South America. It was designed for a population equivalent of over 4.1 million, which represents 56% of the population of Lima and Callao, and 72% of the wastewater of both cities. Initially, the plant is outfitted with a screening chamber, raw water pumps, coarse screen pretreatment, 6mm sieves, degreasing – desanding and 1mm fine sieving, with plans for a future upgrade to include the tertiary treatment of the effluent. Once treated, the water is channeled through an HDPE marine outfall 3,000 mm in diameter out to nearly 4km offshore. The Taboada plant was recognized as the best wastewater treatment plant of the year in the 2014 Global Water Awards held every year by the Global Water Intelligence (GWI) magazine – the most prestigious international publication in the water industry – due to its significant innovation in terms of efficiency, optimization and environmental sustainability. "