An article published on Trib Live, reports that the Hampton Township’s sewage treatment plant in Pennsylvania is in the preliminary stages of a $30-$40 million dollar renovation.
The project is scheduled to officially start in late 2019 or early 2020.
From the article:
The plant treats waste water for approximately 9,000 customers. Most are in Hampton, with some in southern Richland Township.
In the interim, due to a high amount of unpleasant odor from the plant, they are using new odor control technology by USP Technologies that actually eliminates the odor-causing bacteria instead of masking it away.
About the Plant
Built in 1971 and located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, the plant treats wastewater for approximately 9,000 customers, and handles 1.5 million gallons per day.
The upgrade and redesign has multiple objectives including reducing operating costs, reducing the volume of biological nutrients flowing into a nearby creek, improving energy efficiency and solids disposal, and eliminating the use of chlorine gas in the treatment process.
Eliminating Odor-causing Bacteria
Hampton has hired KLH Engineering for preliminary work, but odor issues caused by the presence of hydrogen sulfide required an immediate solution. Hampton hired USP Technologies and through the use of new odor control technology, the odor-causing bacteria is eliminated instead of simply masking the odor.
The Program’s Performance
Hampton used to receive odor complaints from neighbors every Monday during tank cleaning, but since the program came online, they haven’t received any complaints.