Treatment Plant Construction
Memorial Beach Water Treatment Plant
The Town approved the construction of a water filtration plant at the location of the Station #2 well. The treatment plant will remove the iron and manganese from the raw water being pumped from both Station #2 and Station #1. The treatment plant is anticipated to be on-line and filtering the Station #2 water in May 2019, and then filtering the water from Station #1 by July 2019.
The roof trusses and sheathing have been installed, as well as the door and window frames. The interior ceiling will be installed once the building is weather tight. Electrical and fire system conduit is also being installed. Interior piping and pumps have been installed within the aeration building.
The four 12-foot diameter filter tanks were installed inside the building. The last sections of concrete slab have been poured and the concrete masonry blocks for the exterior & interior walls are being laid.
The exterior underground piping along with the interior electrical conduit and drain lines have been installed. The interior of the footings is being backfilled and compacted in preparation for the pouring of the concrete floors. The mason will be on-site this month to begin laying block for the building walls.
The underground storage tanks have been constructed and tested, and the site is now being back-filled. Foundation footings and yard piping are scheduled to be installed next. Well #2 is also being cleaned in preparation of use.
The pouring of the concrete floors for the clearwell (foreground) and the backwash tank (background).
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new treatment plant was held on April 28th. From left to right: Water Superintendent Greg Woods, former Superintendent Doran Crouse, Tighe & Bond project manager Jeff Faulkner, Selectman Randy Becker, Selectman Andrew Jolda, Senator Ryan Fattman, and Representative Joe McKenna.