Pellet Softening Plant

Manor Township Joint Municipal Authority Water Treatment Plant Project

MTJMA, in conjunction with special project engineer Black and Veatch, has completed and approved the design of the new water treatment plant. The plant will be located adjacent to the existing plant on property already owned by MTJMA in South McGrann. The new plant includes the additions of finished water clearwells for an additional storage capacity in excess of 200,000 gallons. The treatment technology selected for water softening, will be changed from Ion Exchange which produces a brine discharge, to Pellet Softening – a “green solution”. This change will provide the same high quality drinking water without creating an undesirable by-product that currently is wasted to the Allegheny River. Additionally, water from the backwash filter cycle will be reintroduced to the head of the plant conserving precious water resources. Lastly, the pellets generated can be used as fertilizer – they are basically pelletized lime with a sand gain center. This is the first permitted Pellet Softening Plant in Pennsylvania.

Project Milestones:

Item

Date

Completion Status

Permit Application Submitted to DEP:

May 8, 2015

X

Permit Approval from DEP:

August 18, 2015

X

PennVest Funding Application Submitted:

August 19, 2015

X

PennVest Meeting Date:

October 21, 2015

X

Projected Bid Advertisement:

October 22, 2015

X

Re-Bid Advertisement:

January 30, 2016

X

Notice to Proceed:

April 11, 2016

X

Clearwell/Wetwell Concrete complete:

January, 2017

X

Projected Building Erected:

March, 2017

 

Projected Plant Testing:

August/September, 2017

 

Projected Plant On-line:

September, 2017

 

 

Questions, contact Manager April Winklmann during business hours 724-763-2511

Status Update: 

Clearwell/Wetwell Concrete Complete

For questions or to report problems: 724-763-2511