Monday 2:00 PM

Room: Emerald

Efficient and Cost-Effective Headworks Operations at the Tulsa Northside Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Headworks facilities at the Tulsa Northside WWTP were first installed in 1984 and in need of significant upgrades. There were multiple reasons of concern which necessitated the City to construct new screening and degritting facilities and better their performance. Some of the problems included poor screens performance, quality of screenings, worker safety, structural integrity and grit quality. The final design of the new Headworks facility not only addressed these issues, but also in an economical manner, since costs were a big concern for the City.

Moderator:  Greg Garbs


Sai Archana Kuchimanchi - Greeley and Hansen

Ms. Sai Archana Kuchimanchi has more than 5 years of engineering experience in wastewater design engineering and is a registered professional engineer. She is currently an engineer at Greeley and Hansen, a leading environmental consulting engineering firm dedicated to the water and wastewater industry. Ms. Kuchimanchi has a Masters in Environmental Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from India.

Prior to joining Greeley and Hansen in 2007, Ms. Kuchimanchi spent a year doing internships with the Illinois EPA and American Resource Solutions. As an IEPA intern, she performed hydraulic and environmental evaluations to study the performance of the existing wastewater treatment systems for a meat processing facility. During her internship with American Resource Solutions, she was overlooking the demolition at the OHare Modernization project, in collaboration with Tetra Tech.

She has been a member the Illinois Water Environment Federation since 2004 and has been actively involved in numerous Young Professional activities.  She is also currently the Chair of the IWEA Young Professional Committee.