To make needed repairs and improve solids handling efficiency at the sewer plant, including the belt press, a conveyor and a portable generator.
GA Fleet promoted the BDP dewatering system to the consulting engineer and the plant operator. A site meeting was arranged which allowed all parties to meet, go over the advantages of the BDP ¾ meter Model 3DP belt press and conveyor, record measurements in order to assist with facility layout, and get a full understanding of the operator’s requirements and expectations for the present and into the future.
A sewer plant is one big living organism,” said Andy McBride, the Glasco Water and Sewer District’s chief operator. The machinery in it grinds up the sludge to make it easier for the bacteria to do their work, settles out the solids and sends purified water to the river and solids to the landfill.
Machinery in the plant had been plagued by frequent breakdowns, and parts for the old digester were no longer available. The Town Board voted in early 2013 to authorize the borrowing of up to $820,000 to make the needed repairs to the sewer plant, including the belt press, a conveyor and a portable generator.
“With the new press, we can fill the truck [with solid waste] in three hours. It used to take a day and a half,” said McBride. “It’s a lot cleaner, too.” The new machine is also 50 percent bigger than the previous one.