Atlantic County Utilities Authority Bar Screen Installation

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The Atlantic County Utilities Authority recently purchased equipment for the wastewater treatment plant that was funded with approximately $1.5 million in loans from the NJ Water Bank, a joint low-rate funding program of the DEP and the NJIB. Including interest cost savings, total savings for this project are estimated to be $340,486, over the 20-year term of the loan or 22% of the total project cost. In addition, this project created an estimated 18 direct construction jobs.  

Three mechanical bar screens had reached the end of their useful life and were compromising other equipment and processes. The bar screens were replaced to improve the screening process, and prevent grit from entering the downstream systems at the plant. In addition, six new automated sluice gates with electronic actuators were purchased as well as a self-contained compactor, a bag feed and a shaftless conveyor system. The enhanced screening operation will serve to overcome the impacts of extraordinary storm events. 

According to Frank Gilliam, Mayor of Atlantic City, one of the Utility's major customers "We salute the ACUA for enhancing our quality of life by protecting our land and water from pollution. This project is an example of the ACUA using new technology and innovative designs to provide the highest quality and cost effective environmental services." 

This project was designed, inspected and installed by ACUA personnel.  

Pictures courtesy of ACUA.

Published 9/4/2018