Wastewater Visibility News
63 Tons of Material Removed from Rural Treatment Plant
Florida Sand and Grit Grant Program Reimburses Restoration Costs
A rural community located in Southeast Florida’s Treasure Coast was experiencing capacity issues with their wastewater treatment plant’s multi-tank. Specifically, inside their chlorine contact chamber, which disinfects and treats the wastewater. A considerable amount of debris was clogging up this structure and decreasing efficiency at the plant.
This municipal wastewater treatment plant collects and treats more than 500,000 gallons of wastewater per day and met the qualifications for reimbursement through Florida’s Sand and Grit Grant Program, which makes it possible for publicly owned facilities averaging 3MGD or less to address the issues of sand and grit accumulation by reimbursing 50-100% of restoration costs.
“U.S. Submergent Technologies (USST) worked with us to help make the process of restoring capacity at our plant as seamless as possible,” said Patrick Nolan, Utilities Manager at the Village of Indiantown. “USST’s knowledgeable crew was professional and completed the job expeditiously while our plant remained online. The funding available through the Florida Sand and Grit Grant program helps rural municipalities like ours continue to serve our community with excellence.”
USST came in and removed debris from the 70-foot in diameter, 18-foot-high structure with no need to drain down or shut down operations at the plant. USST’s versatile Combination3® Truck has an extendable 49-foot boom allowing for access up and over high walls and down into the tank. Utilizing USST’s one-of-a-kind GritGone Process®, the crew removed 63 tons of built-up sand and grit while the structure remained online.
To learn more about the Florida Sand and Grit Grant program call (941) 404-3405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’ve Got Grit, USST can Grit ‘Er Done!®