Date of Award

Spring 2017

Document Type



Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2017.


Civil Engineering

First Advisor

Steven Chiesa

Second Advisor

Hisham Said


The Vrishabawathi River in Bangalore, India, has high levels of pollution due to untreated wastewater discharges from the city. The city requires significant expansion of its wastewater treatment infrastructure. Smaller-capacity plants spread throughout the city, known as decentralized treatment plants, provide an alternative to centralized treatment plants that can meet these demands. This project involved the design of one decentralized plant. This plant is located in the Kengeri district of the city, a mostly residential area in the outskirts of Bangalore. The designed treatment facility includes two primary clarifiers, two biotowers, and two secondary clarifiers. Plants like these can help solve Bangalore’s environmental and water resource difficulties.