2021 & 2022 Construction

Work Completed

August-November 2022

  • Solids building ground floor suspended slab.
  • East holding tank roof demolition.
  • Sludge wet well base slab and walls.
  • Thermal Hydrolysis Process (THP) structural slab on grade.
  • North parking lot.
  • Cambi equipment arrived for the THP system.
  • Foundation work began for the cake storage and unloading structure.

June/July 2022

  • North and south shear walls to include shoring and decks above the solids building basement.
  • Pile cap installation for the polymer tanks on the operations floor level.
  • Wet well overflow piping installed underground from the existing vault to the wet well riser locations.

April/May 2022

  • Helical pile installation in the truck loadout area.
  • Helical pile caps in the Biosolids basement.
  • Shoring in East Holding Tank in preparation for roof demolition.

February/March 2022

  • The east holding tank has been cleaned out.
  • Selective demolition has been completed in DAF 1 and DAF 2.

January 2022

  • Digester feed switched from east holding tank to DAF 3.
  • East holding tank cleaning has started in preparation for modifications.
  • Building demolished and cleanup wrapping up.

November/December 2021

  • Temporary building placed around the relocated and refurbished belt presses.
  • Solids Building demolition continues with sorting debris and hauling off site to be recycled.
  • Demolition of gas storage tank cover and mechanisms for possible reuse for equalization in new sidestream treatment process.
  • Temporary facilities installed for digester microaeration pilot.
  • New boiler system installed to provide heat to the Admin Building.
  • Installed test piles to evaluate foundation requirements for new Solids Building.

October 2021

  • The smoke stack is gone!
  • Boilers to provide heat to the Admin Building were installed just in time for winter.
  • Concrete pads for temporary dewatering facility were installed.

August/September 2021

  • Asbestos removal from solids building incinerators.
  • Removal of the inner brick and asbestos layers in the incinerator smoke stake.
  • Trailer park (lay down area).
  • Temporary belt filter presses (BFP) hooked up and running.
  • Temporary solids rerouting from DAF 3 to the temporary BFPs.
  • Temporary power has been rerouted to the Administration Building.
  • Selective demolition has started on the Solids Building.
  • The pad has been poured for the radio tower control building.
  • The radio tower has been erected.

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