The Caughdenoy Sewer District, serving approximately 92 households and formed in 1985, utilizes a gravity collection system and 30,000 gallon per day sand filter treatment plant with surface water discharge to treat the district’s sanitary wastewater. The sand filter, in recent years, has suffered seasonal break-out of partially treated wastewater, necessitating improvements to avoid a NYSDEC Consent Order.
The $6.2 million project is a “win-win” for all Town sewer district residents. It will eliminate environmental impacts to the Oneida River through elimination of the sand filter WWTP discharge and 160 on-site treatment systems fronting the river, and at the same time add much needed flows and loads to the SBR plant along with additional users to reduce operation and maintenance costs. Further, energy efficiency improvements will effectively reduce O&M costs and annual costs to new and existing sewer district customers.
- New duplex submersible pump station and force main
- Formation of Caughdenoy Sewer District Extension No. 1 to facilitate connection of approximately 160 units to the new force main via individual grinder pumps
- Construction of a new emergency generator at the Main Pumping Station
- Construction of a new 6-inch force main to replace an undersized 4-inch force main
- Energy efficiency improvements to the FBSD SBR plant, including fine bubble aeration retrofit, digester covers, variable speed drives on blowers, and dissolved oxygen based blower controls.