UGA Marine Extension, Georgia Sea Grant, IRIS, Fort Pulaski
Brian Bledsoe and Mark Risse
Sarah Pierce and fellow College of Engineering seniors Emily Mitchell and Sawyer Soucie spent the past year working with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant on a senior capstone project to develop a sustainable solution that would be resilient to changing water levels and not harm the protected marshlands that make up the majority of the park. The team studied the infrastructure on Cockspur Island, where the park and a U.S. Coast Guard station are located, looking at sea level rise projections, soil composition and wastewater volume. They ultimately proposed three different ideas: building an improved, mounded septic system; developing a mini wastewater treatment plant on Cockspur Island; and installing a network of pipes to transport the wastewater to the municipal wastewater treatment facility on neighboring Tybee Island.
Description from UGA news–read more here.
To develop a sustainable solution that would be resilient to changing water levels and not harm the protected marshlands that make up the majority of the park
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