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Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Campground

Nellysford, VA

Nationally known, Devils Backbone Brewing Company (DBB) operates a brewpub with a 120-seat restaurant and beer garden in Nelson County near Wintergreen Resort.  DBB added a campground with 49 RV sites, 25 primitive sites, a bathhouse, and a dump station. Aqua Nova designed a custom 9,200 gpd treatment to handle the high strength wastewater from the campground facilities and planned expansions. Subsequently, the the pre-existing wastewater management system for the restaurant failed, Aqua Nova quickly adapted the Campground wastewater system to handle the restaurant sewage flow. Treatment consists of a primary treatment, a five-stage Moving Bed Bioreactor (MBBR) process and secondary clarification. Anoxic Bioreactors are employed for denitrification. Effluent is pumped to a low-pressure dosed drainfield system for dispersal.

Engineering services included design, permitting, construction oversight and commissioning. Aqua Nova provides operations support in concert with the licensed operator.

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