Construction Update - Sewer:
The Norristown Municipal Waste Authority awarded two construction contracts for sewer repairs to be undertaken on portions of E. Basin, Violet and Buttonwood Streets. These improvements are intended to reduce the amount of rainwater entering the sanitary sewer system and in turn help prevent sewer main backups.
The following work was completed as part of the contracts:
- Sewer main replacement on East Basin Street from Violet Street to Saw Mill Run Creek
- Spot repairs and relining to the existing sewer main on East Basin Street from Violet Street to Tremont Avenue and on the east side of Violet Street from East Basin Street to Elm Street.
- Sewer main replacement on the west side of Buttonwood Street between Airy Street and Marshall Street.
Construction Update - Wastewater Treatment Plant:
The Authority has awarded two construction contracts for the installation of two (2) post-aeration tanks and a concrete pad for an air blower along with underground piping, air diffusers and dissolved oxygen meters to monitor and regulate the operation of the blower at the wastewater treatment plant. The purpose of the project is to increase the amount of dissolved oxygen in the effluent prior to its discharge to the Schuylkill River in order to comply with the new dissolved oxygen limits in the permit issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for the treatment facility. The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013.