Belmont Wastewater Treatment Facility
The Village of Belmont needed comprehensive upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant and system components. The existing Trickling Filter style wastewater treatment plant was built in the early 1970s. Not only was its capacity of .155 million gallons per day insufficient for the Village, but the plant was unable to meet recent state standards for effluent.
MRB Group recommended that the Village replace the existing treatment process with a sequencing batch reactor (SBR) process to increase capacity (to .215 MGD) and provide higher quality effluent. Designed by MRB Group, new infrastructure to the existing facility included:
- concrete SBR systems
- influent building structure
- aerobic digesters
- ultra-violet (UV) disinfection system
With the SBR process on-line, the existing clarigester and trickling filter were removed and a reed bed sludge dewatering system was installed. Other improvements to the wastewater treatment facility were:
- influent pumps
- process blowers
- effluent outfall
- chemical feed building
MRB Group made various improvements to the existing control building, most notably the conversion of the existing final clarifier into a leachate receiving tank.
Overall capacity of the treatement plant was increased from .155 MGD to .215 MGD, with a peak hourly flow rate of .85 MGD. The SBR process incorporates biological nutrient removal, including the removal of phosphorous, during the wastewater treatment process and creates high-quality effluent that meets the more stringent effluent limits imposed by New York State. The new facility is also able to accept landfill leachate, providing the Village with an additional source of revenue that can offset potential rate increases for business owners and residents.