Municipal Water and Wastewater Experience

Pharmer Engineering’s innovative solutions, client communications, and funding expertise have allowed us to help several municipalities move progressively to their respective goals. We frequently take projects from initial concept to construction and startup. As the project progresses through the predesign, design, bidding, and construction phases, our company structure allows for design and quality assurance engineers to regularly interact, allowing us to quickly address unforeseen variables so the plans and specifications simply and accurately describe the end product.


Pharmer Engineering regularly provides engineering services for Municipalities and Water Districts. Our services encompass all aspects of water treatment including river intake, pretreatment, sedimentation, filtration/membranes, disinfection, distribution, storage and solids handling.

A brief summary of our Water treatment experience includes:

  • Water Treatment Facility Planning
  • Water Facility Design
  • Water Treatment Facility Construction Services
  • Water Process Modeling
  • Water Operations and Troubleshooting
  • Well Design
  • Water Storage and Tanks
  • System Modeling
  • Pumping Stations
  • Membrane Systems & Granular Filtration
  • Coagulation, Mixing & Flocculation
  • Disinfection
  • Chemical Storage and Feed Systems
  • Operations and Troubleshooting
  • Collection and Distribution


We provide wastewater treatment services for numerous municipalities. Pharmer Engineering works with the client to determine the treatment option that is best suited for the application.

We provide detailed design, bid, and construction services, or we can implement the improvement through a design build team. We understand the schedule and budgetary demands of the municipal sectors and work with the client to provide the best engineering value for their requirements in an expedited manner. Pharmer Engineering has extensive experience with all forms of treatment technologies.

The abbreviated list below provides a brief glimpse of our Wastewater treatment unit process experience:

  • Wastewater Treatment Facility Planning
  • Wastewater Treatment Facility Design
  • Wastewater Treatment Facility Construction Services
  • Wastewater Process Modeling
  • Wastewater Operations and Troubleshooting
  • NPDES Permitting and Compliance
  • Grant and Loan Applications and Administration
  • Enhanced Biological Nutrient Removal
  • Wastewater Reuse and Land Application
  • Clarification
  • Membrane Bioreactors
  • Headworks Screening and Grit Removal
  • Struvite Crystallization and Harvest
  • Solids Thickening and Dewatering
  • Anaerobic Digester Projects
  • Biogas Collection and Treatment
  • Wastewater Lift Stations
  • Sewer and Storm Water Collection
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Applications
  • Wastewater Collections and Pumping Stations
  • Screening and Grit Removal Processes
  • Lagoon Treatment Systems
  • Primary and Secondary Clarification
  • Secondary Treatment Systems
  • Biological and Chemical Nutrient Removal Processes
  • Membrane Bioreactors (MBR’s).
  • Chlorine and Ultraviolet Disinfection
  • Effluent Reuse
  • Biosolids Treatment and Handling
  • Land Application of Biosolids
  • Struvite Recovery from Side Stream Treatment
  • Biogas Treatment & Purification


Many water and wastewater treatment systems depend on assistance from outside resources, such as government low interest loans and grants, to update and upgrade their systems. Your consultant must be intimately involved with these programs. Pharmer Engineering regularly works with all of the funding resources available. Since 2005, Pharmer Engineering has helped local cities receive over $46 Million in grants and loans for water, wastewater, transportation and energy efficiency projects.

Successful funding sources:

  • Idaho Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG)
  • State Revolving Fund (SRF)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Idaho Department of Commerce
  • Idaho Department of Energy
  • Idaho Transportation Department
  • Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
  • Economic Development Administration (EDA)
  • Gem Grants
  • Office of Energy Resources