Paso Robles, CA – With a combination of traditional and cutting edge technology, Wallace Group mirrored the sustainable goals of our client Niner Wine Estates in the development of their water management facilities. The 50,000-case Niner Winery completed construction of their state-of-the-art gravity flow winery and Hospitality Center in 2009, which included construction of a 5,000 gallon per day process wastewater treatment facility. The process wastewater treatment facility consists of a low energy, cost efficient aerated facultative pond combined with a constructed wetland for final polishing. The treated recycled water was then combined with recovered rain water from the 70,000 square foot roof to irrigate vineyard and limit the use of scarce groundwater resources.
Wallace Group worked with EP Aeration, who provided the ADS fine bubble aeration system, which was well suited to the environmental sensitivity of the project. The facilities Wallace Group designed received PG&E Savings By Design credits, contributed to the LEED Silver certification of the project, and received an Innovative Design Honorable Mention award at the 2011 USGBC C4 Green Awards.
Wallace Group water and wastewater professionals were driven to implement the sustainable, cost and energy efficient methods that were important to the Niner staff, while incorporating proven wastewater treatment technologies to produce excellent quality effluent that is reused for irrigation on the vineyard and supplements the estate vineyard water demand.