HWC’s services for this project included a preliminary engineering study on the collection system and treatment facility. The first project completed as a result of the study was at the wastewater treatment plant. During the study, it was determined that the utility could save energy considerable energy costs by completing a secondary treatment process renovation.
The project design addressed replacement of the coarse bubble diffusers with new fine bubble diffusers and the installation of new, smaller Hp blowers. The 2.2 MGD plant originally utilized 4 – 150Hp blowers to deliver air throughout the plant. The new design utilizes 3 – 75Hp blowers.
The project was financed through an Energy Savings program. The equipment was installed in 2006.