Case Study

Wastewater Settling
Tank Cover

Max Rhoads Wastewater Treatment Plant
Owensboro, Kentucky

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The Rundown

Pavilion-style buildings are used to cover multiple settling tanks at a wastewater treatment plant. The fabric structures were designed to withstand extremely high winds and were installed over existing settling tanks with minimal interruption of business.

Customer Success

“It was a priority to get the new building operating quickly so we could continue our programming. They were totally committed to doing whatever was necessary to support our project.”

Steve Henry | OKC Tennis Center

“The whole engineering phase with Legacy was excellent. They were very responsive to our ideas and turned things around very quickly. Even the installation was fast—the whole building was erected in about seven days.

The fabric roof allows a lot of natural light into the building, which is a big advantage on the operations floor, since it reduces our need for artificial lighting inside. It provides significant sheltering from rain, wind and cold. Even though we didn’t have it insulated, it’s still noticeably more comfortable inside during the winter. The structure actually provides more of a shading and cooling effect.

The Legacy building has performed at or above expectations in many ways. And on top of its functionality within our process, it offers environmentally friendly features in its own right. It’s a great system for our application.”

Dean Foor | JC Biomethane

Feature Details

  • 136’ x 112’ (15,232 square feet)
  • Hot dip galvanized solid steel frame
  • Fire-retardant polyethylene fabric roof and gables
  • Pavilion-style building with 12’ open sidewalls on all four sides
  • 4’ eave extensions along sidewalls
  • Aluminum roof vents for peak exhaust
  • Installed over existing settlement tanks
  • 15 psf ground snow load, 20 psf live snow load, 115 mph windspeed, wind exposure C, seismic zone D, fully exposed, normal occupancy
  • Building use: Wastewater treatment plant

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