Biggs Drive treatment plant to get retrofit

Raissa Tetanish
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UPPER NAPPAN - The wastewater treatment facility servicing those on Biggs Drive is getting a retrofit.

The Municipality of Cumberland County approved a motion at a council meeting Wednesday to accept a $45,500 design proposal from ABL Environmental.

Robert Streatch, director of public works for the county, said the oversight committee is confident the proposal meets all the requirements and comes well under the $61,000 budget for the project.

"The consultant has recommended the construction of an SBR, and that the existing tankage at the existing treatment plant be utilized to a great degree in the retrofit," Streatch said.

Streatch told councilors that SBR stands for sequencing batch reactor, which is the same technology used at the treatment plant in Pugwash.

"One of the benefits of going with this technology is the staff's knowledge and previous experience with the same technology," he added.

The motion also included a $3,971 contingency plan, from the same consultant, for the upgraded facility.

rtetanish@amherstdaily.com

Geographic location: UPPER NAPPAN, Cumberland County, Pugwash

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