Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mayor Announces Significant Improvements in Nutrient Levels with New Wastewater Plant

Mayor Announces Significant Improvements in Nutrient Levels with New Wastewater Plant
Salisbury, MD – Mayor Jake Day is pleased to announce that the City’s new wastewater treatment plant, which went online at the end of November, has already brought the City into compliance with the new MDE standards for nutrient levels in effluent, bringing the levels of Nitrogen and Phosphorous well under the permit levels for each.
Based upon permitted levels established in 2010, the City had a target of 8mg/L of Total Nitrogen in its effluent, and 2mg/L of Total Phosphorous. New permit ENR (Enhanced Nutrient Removal) levels which went into effect on January 1st, 2018, bring those concentrations even lower, with Total Nitrogen down to 4mg/L, and Total Phosphorous at 0.3mg/L.
For the month of December, the new plant brought the average monthly Total Nitrogen concentrations down to 3.97mg/L of effluent, and average monthly Total Phosphorous down to 0.05mg/L – a significant improvement over the year-to-date averages of 24.595mg/L and 0.575mg/L respectively.
“We’re talking about a plant which, technically, isn’t fully online just yet,” said the Mayor. “Substantial completion is scheduled for this coming April, with final acceptance on May 30th.
“When the remaining parts of the system are fully operational, we expect even better results than we’re already seeing – and what we’re already seeing is tremendous.”
The 52-million-dollar contract was funded through MDE Bay Restoration Funds and ENR Grants, Biological Nutrient Removal grants, and a Water Quality State Revolving Fund Loan with a 0% interest rate.
Mayor Day thanked City leaders who preceded him for their diligence and steadfastness in ensuring that taxpayers received the plant they paid for, in spite of numerous setbacks.
The plant, which is currently running at approximately half-capacity, is expected to be at full power within the next two months, with biosolid processing, new filters, UV disinfection system, and completion of two process trains including anoxic tanks and secondary clarifiers still remaining to be completed.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like Assboro still reads this blog. He has just posted that Day's announcement is BS and that they take feces, etc. from there to the landfill in order to get the WWTP to work. What's the truth?

Anonymous said...

Hero Worship

Anonymous said...

12:01

The word at the GOB is that Mayor Day is getting ready to slam Albero. Stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

JT,

What happened last night in the big fire chiefs meeting at Station 13?

Anonymous said...

Great report, the water treatment facility is another project that will aide the growth of our City! Folks are so sad you are getting things done! Thanks for your hard work City Employees, Mayor Day and the contractor!!!!

Anonymous said...

3:04 He had nothing to do with it.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Great report, the water treatment facility is another project that will aide the growth of our City! Folks are so sad you are getting things done! Thanks for your hard work City Employees, Mayor Day and the contractor!!!!

January 18, 2018 at 3:04 PM

Thanks Jake, now go back to your Instagram and Twitter Selfies.

Anonymous said...

I live in the City and I have to scrub my toilet at least once a week because a brown scum forms around the toilet bowl up to the water level. I also keep those sanitary/chlorine blocks in the tank and it still forms a nasty scum. Something is wrong with the water in Salisbury and I have lived in several cities and never saw anything like this.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Looks like Assboro still reads this blog. He has just posted that Day's announcement is BS and that they take feces, etc. from there to the landfill in order to get the WWTP to work. What's the truth?

January 17, 2018 at 12:01 PM

Believe it or not Albero's post is accurate.

Anonymous said...

12:11 that's called good hygiene! We live in the County on well water....iron and sulfur is EVERYDAY occurrence!

Anonymous said...

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read stuff from. I appreciate you for posting when you've got
the opportunity, Guess I'll just book mark this page.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:20 is Jim Ireton hatin on jake Day lol

Anonymous said...

1211 - that's your own poo. Clean up after yourself. Disgusting.