2017-08-10 / Neighbors

Moving along



Wastewater Superintendent Christopher White said the wastewater treatment department received a new storage shed at the end of 2016. The building cost $400,000 and wastewater staff helped finish the electrical wiring to save money. The department previously used an old sludge holding tank built in the early 1960s that White said had never met the needs of staff. The old storage building is expected to be demolished by the end of September. (Grant McPherson photos) Wastewater Superintendent Christopher White said the wastewater treatment department received a new storage shed at the end of 2016. The building cost $400,000 and wastewater staff helped finish the electrical wiring to save money. The department previously used an old sludge holding tank built in the early 1960s that White said had never met the needs of staff. The old storage building is expected to be demolished by the end of September. (Grant McPherson photos)

Above, Wastewater Department officials in Old Orchard Beach hope to fill in the sludge tank that is no longer in use to help reduce odor, but that project is not included in the next round of renovations. White said there are several structures no longer in use at the wastewater treatment facility, such as an old filtration tank, that he would like to get rid of but the department doesn’t have funds to do so. White said he understands the town council is working with a small budget and there are limits on what projects can be funded. Above, Wastewater Department officials in Old Orchard Beach hope to fill in the sludge tank that is no longer in use to help reduce odor, but that project is not included in the next round of renovations. White said there are several structures no longer in use at the wastewater treatment facility, such as an old filtration tank, that he would like to get rid of but the department doesn’t have funds to do so. White said he understands the town council is working with a small budget and there are limits on what projects can be funded.

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