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Methuen Wins Contract for $51M Vernon Water Purification Control Facility Upgrade

    Author: Kelly Jegorow

    We are thrilled to share that Methuen Construction has been awarded a $51M contract to upgrade and retrofit the Water Purification Control Facility (WPCF) in Vernon, CT. Working in collaboration with Tighe & Bond, this transformative project will involve retrofitting the powdered activated carbon activated sludge system into a new Integrated Fixed-film Activated Sludge (IFAS) treatment system – which combines the advantages of conventional activated sludge with those of biofilm systems by combining the two technologies in a single reactor. The project will also convert the effluent sand filters into a new cloth media filtration system, chlorine contact tanks into a new ultraviolet disinfection system, abandoned digesters into new sludge storage tanks, and retrofit an abandoned vacuum filter room for use with new Rotating Drum Thickeners. Spaces will be modified to fit new chemical storage and metering systems. The upgrades aim to bolster the facility’s water treatment capabilities and ensure a more efficient and sustainable water purification process for the Town of Vernon.  


    Owner: Town of Vernon, CT
    Technologies/Materials: Major Pump Replacements for Various Systems, Rotary Drum Thickeners, UV Disinfection System, Primary and Secondary Clarifier Upgrades, IFAS Treatment System, Cloth Media Filtration System, and various other mechanical upgrades.
    Engineer: Tighe & Bond
    Project Value: $51 Million
    Overview: This project involves retrofitting and upgrading the WPCF as well as replacing significant mechanical and electrical equipment.

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