H5A Cell Construction Completed
Today's landfills are built in sections, or phases, called cells. R.B. Jergens Contractors began construction on our new cell, called Phase H5A, in late 2017. The $9.7 million project involved many components, including:
• excavation of over-burdened soils
• placement of structural fill to construct perimeter berms
• placement of an underdrain system
• installation of a 3-foot thick re-compacted soil liner layer
• installation of a 60-mil high density polyethylene textured geomembrane
• installation of a 16-ounce non-woven geotextile cushion layer
• placement of the leachate collection system
• installation of future gas collection lines
The new cell, which encompasses 18.6 acres, was constructed using environmentally safe practices. Many parties were involved in the project, including Weaver Consultants, which provided construction quality assurance; Bair Goodie and Associates, which provided surveying support; and AECOM, which provided design engineering.
In December 2018, the Ohio EPA completed its project review and approved the construction certification report for Phase H5A. We'll begin construction on the separatory liner in 2019 and expect to have Phase H5A complete in the second quarter of the year.
This project would not be possible without a team effort from SWACO, the Ohio EPA, and many engineers and contractors. Together we are working to make Franklin County a safe and healthy community.