The Gloucester County Utilities Authority (GCUA) WWTP provides service to 15 municipalities with approximately 207,000 residents, covering a total service area of 150 square miles. GCUA is currently permitted to treat 24.1 MGD, and the plant treats leachate from the local landfill as well as septage that is hauled to the plant. GCUA began using BAE to restore balance to the microbial environment after significant rainfall depleted plant biology and caused numerous operational upsets. Within a matter of days, the system was in full recovery. Taking a proactive approach, GCUA continued using BAE as a regular maintenance tool to strengthen plant biology. Soon after, the facility began experiencing several operational benefits, resulting in a net annual savings of over $360,000.
Gloucester County Utilities Authority
West Deptford, NJ
Lewistown WWTP had a particular challenge during heavy rain events, which included the possible loss of solids from the final clarifiers due to high plant influent flow conditions. Filamentous bacteria had overwhelmed the facility's biology during late winter and early spring as the wastewater temperature began to increase. To compensate for the possible loss of solids, polymer was added to the secondary clarifiers, and bacteria were added to the primary clarifier effluent. At the conclusion of the 60 day cycle, both polymer and bacteria were discontinued, and the microorganism population was in complete order.
Lewistown Wastewater Treatment Plant
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BAE & Operational Efficiency