Sussex council gets update on updates at water plant


Make text smaller Make text larger




Corrosion is going to lead to the replacement of valves and actuators at the Sussex Borough Water Treatment plant, the borough council learned recently.

Plant operater Mike Furrey said there was a great deal of valve corrosion because of the highly wet and damp filter gallery.

The corrosion caused valves to fail. Recently a valve actuator — a mechanical device that moves or controls the valves — was ordered because of an emergency. The valves have been replaced since the June 4 meeting.

There is a bank of four filters. If the plant loses one bank of filters, it puts a stress on the other valves receiving reservoir water. When there is more turbidity, it causes the filters to clog.

In the case of preparing for a possible valve failure, Furrey presented the options of ordering another set of valves and an air actuator to keep on the shelf, considering electric actuators or going to all air actuators.

Furrey said electric actuators are the best. He also said valves and actuators are the most important and most critical part of the Water Treatment Plant.

Next, Furrey explained about excessive sedimentation in the cartridge filter system from the Colesville Reservoir. He asked if dredging would be economical.

High priorities

Furrey informed the Council of other priorities:

The pressure reducing valves are a high priority because the valve controls the amount of water and pressure in the Sussex tank and plant.

The instrumentation in the plant is original. The turbidity meters are so outdated replacement parts are no longer produced.

A noticeable leak has made the water high for the last six months in the clear well. The water tested with low levels of chlorine, so it is most likely coming from the plant instead of ground water.

Furrrey also said significant work has been done. When companies come up they verify that the water quality is excellent.

Also, there have not been any violations since February. The DEP is less involved which means the agency is happy with the progress made.

Councilwoman Annette Stendor asked if the drinking water is safe to which Furrey said the water quality was excellent.

Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

N.J. Ballet to present 'The Nutcracker'
New Jersey Ballet's seasonal presentation of the holiday classic Nutcracker comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center for 14...
Read more »
Image

Newton Theatre reveals next comedy installment
The Newton Theatre announces the next installment of the Big Apple Comedy Club on Saturday, March 10, at 8 p.m.
Tickets will...

Read more »
Image

Kenneth Burke: Sage of Andover
ANDOVER — Remember Harry Chapin?


Read more »
Image

ShopRite honors employee milestones
RoNetco ShopRite associates were honored at their recent Annual...
Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



E-NEWSLETTER

Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST READ

Local News
Professor, poet inspires Vernon youth
  • Nov 17, 2017
Local News
ShopRite honors employee milestones
  • Nov 22, 2017
Hometown History
Kenneth Burke: Sage of Andover
  • Nov 22, 2017
Entertainment
Mannheim Steamroller brings tour to area
  • Nov 19, 2017

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Lafayette, NJ