Stratford wastewater treatment plant – update

The Town of Stratford is currently dealing with some operational issues with the lagoon system due to the colder than normal spring we experienced, and the extreme swing in temperature over a short period of time.

Preparations for the new Blue Frog system, set to be installed this July, have also aided in the current odour problems. Some of these preparations included; a sludge removal program in the fall of 2013 and additional aeration to aid in the treatment process prior to removal of the existing aeration system.

We are currently adding natural products to the system, and additional equipment has been brought in to aid in the treatment process, which we believe will rectify the odour issue by the end of the weekend.

The Blue Frog system, which was originally planned for installation in May, has been delayed until July to ensure there would be no adverse effects on the spring shell fishery. The system is now scheduled to arrive on July 14, 2014 and the installation process will take approximately two weeks.  The first week will include unloading and organizing of the equipment with installation taking place during the second week.  The majority of the work will be completed by the third week in July.  As soon as the system components are installed they will immediately begin to treat the system and digest sludge within both cells.  During the weeks following the initial start-up there may be intermittent odour due to the aggressive treatment of the system as both holding cells begin to stabilize.  Once the cells stabilize,  the system will contain any future odours that may develop.  The Town has secured a performance guarantee with the supplier of the system to ensure it performs as intended.

The Blue Frog system is intended as a cost effective interim solution, allowing the Town time to properly research, prepare and select a feasible long-term wastewater treatment solution that meets the Town’s growing needs.

Stratford wastewater treatment plant – update

The Town of Stratford is currently dealing with some operational issues with the lagoon system due to the colder than normal spring we experienced, and the extreme swing in temperature over a short period of time.

Preparations for the new Blue Frog system, set to be installed this July, have also aided in the current odour problems. Some of these preparations included; a sludge removal program in the fall of 2013 and additional aeration to aid in the treatment process prior to removal of the existing aeration system.

We are currently adding natural products to the system, and additional equipment has been brought in to aid in the treatment process, which we believe will rectify the odour issue by the end of the weekend.

The Blue Frog system, which was originally planned for installation in May, has been delayed until July to ensure there would be no adverse effects on the spring shell fishery. The system is now scheduled to arrive on July 14, 2014 and the installation process will take approximately two weeks.  The first week will include unloading and organizing of the equipment with installation taking place during the second week.  The majority of the work will be completed by the third week in July.  As soon as the system components are installed they will immediately begin to treat the system and digest sludge within both cells.  During the weeks following the initial start-up there may be intermittent odour due to the aggressive treatment of the system as both holding cells begin to stabilize.  Once the cells stabilize,  the system will contain any future odours that may develop.  The Town has secured a performance guarantee with the supplier of the system to ensure it performs as intended.

The Blue Frog system is intended as a cost effective interim solution, allowing the Town time to properly research, prepare and select a feasible long-term wastewater treatment solution that meets the Town’s growing needs.

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