In the late 1620s, the Dutch immigrants to what was later to turn into the United States began a settlement on the shores of the Hudson Riv with a fort being built in 1669. That development has grew into what is now East Greenbush, NY, a small place in upstate New York in the suburbs of Albany, this state Capitol. During the War of 1812, the area of Areas Greenbush behind the Town Hall was the site of a significant cantonment, occupied by over 5, 000 soldiers, which included a hospital, barracks and an arsenal. Headworks World-wide is proud to be part of this historic town’s regular focus on maintaining the water quality in the region.
The Corliss Accès Pumping Station is a typical pumping station used in changing municipal wastewater through the piping distribution system eventually to your treatment plant. After the town installed a grinder along at the station to chop up the solid debris prior to damaging the very pumps, they started to have tremendous problems with ground right up rags reweaving and clogging up pumps and other apparatus downstream. Reweaving has become a significant problem in the USA and offshore, particularly as the expansion of so-called “disposable” baby wipes has proliferated. Wastewater treatment operators are struggling with this challenge which can cause huge balls of material to wad in place blocking the entire treatment system.
The City worked with a local operator to evaluate potential solutions to this problem and after a thorough analysis of available technology and a competitive bid process, settled on the installation of a good Headworks MS2 vertical bar screen with ¾” bar between the teeth. Since the installation of this unit, the problems with reweaving own completely disappeared!
The engineers and operators were so impressed with the performance of the screen that they quickly started to view on installing some new screens at the main treatment place as well. In 2013, they underwent a competitive estimate process and due to the excellent experience they had with the item at the pump station, they chose Headworks as the service provider for the main plant as well. The plant handles 9 million dollars gallons per day of effluent from the City. The work involved the installation of two Headworks MS2 Bar Screens through ½” bar spacing, each with a Headworks Screwpactor two hundred and twenty washer compactor to dewater and compact the solids well before hauling them off.