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Posted on: February 16, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Underway

A $160,700 project to replace two compressor blowers at the Brookings Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is now underway, Mayor Ron Hedenskog announced today.

The new blowers, replacing equipment originally installed in 1991, will be more energy efficient, with variable frequency drives.

“The WWTP is an aging facility,” Hedenskog said, “and we have a number of components that will need to be replaced over the next few years. These are improvements to the infrastructure serving the residents of the City and Harbor Sanitary District that the citizens never see.”

The blowers are used to mix, aerate and agitate the sewage as it is processed through the plant. The facility processes sewage collected from within the City and the Harbor Sanitary District. This week, the WWTP discharged 11.3 million gallons of disinfected effluent.

The contract for the project was awarded to Pacific Excavation, Inc. out of Eugene.

Two videos describing the operation of the WWTP may be viewed using the link below and may also be viewed on the City's official YouTube page.

WWTP Videos
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