The Region II or Saint Michaels Treatment Plant was placed on line in 1978 and at the time incorporated Innovative and Alternative (I&A) technologies as defined and approved by EPA grant funded programs. The I&A treatment processes at the existing plant produced a good quality treated effluent, by 1970-80’s standards.
Thirty years later, the current plant has out lived it’s prescribed life and is being replaced by the highest level technologies that enable extreme reduction in pollutants, including nitrogen and phosphorous, prior to discharge to the Miles River. The new Region II unit process treatment technologies are refered to as Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) technologies.
The new Region II ENR treatment facility is located on the same site as the existing plant and is designed to treat up to 660,000 gallons per day. Construction of the new facility began on October 3, 2005 and is scheduled to be on line by on or before December 31, 2007. Total investment in this state-of the-art facility will be approximately $12,500,00 with approximately $4,600,00 in BNR&ENR grants and approximately $7,900,00 in State Revolving Loan Funds.
On-going and updated photographs of construction activities can be view by clicking on the following link [1 2 3 4 5 6]. Once the facility is on line we will provide routine treatment performance and targeted explaination as to what certain treatment units provide regarding the protection of our receiving waters.
The certified superintendent of the new Region II ENR facility is employed within the County’s Environmental Operations Division. State certified contract operators will work under the County’s direction for the purpose of providing high quality operations and maintenance of the facility.
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