Package Treatment Plant Solves College’s Treatment Needs

A case study from the Large Scale and Commercial Treatment Systems series

Package Treatment Plant Solves College’s Treatment Needs

Problem: Lancaster County Career and Technology Center’s Brownstown Campus in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, had an aging wastewater treatment facility in operation since the early 1990s. With new permit requirements in process and the outdated infrastructure at risk of noncompliance, the school determined it was time for the system to be upgraded. The new system needed to serve the wastewater treatment needs of the facility today based on the current PA DEP NPDES permit and future growth.

Solution: Project Engineer Buchart Horn selected an epoxy-coated steel ENVIRO-AIRE Package Treatment Plant from Delta Treatment Systems for the 4,300-gallon wastewater treatment system. Each plant is custom designed for the sewage treatment needs of the location, custom-built at the factory, and shipped to the project site as a self-contained unit requiring minimal assembly. The system can convert flows of 3,000 to 250,000 gpd into clear, odor-free effluent suitable for direct discharge. The treatment train’s design for the full build out included a Bardenpho process with flow equalization, a pre-anoxic tank, aeration tank, post-anoxic tank, polishing tank, dual-hopper clarifiers, solids holding tank and disinfection. This system discharges directly into the Conestoga River adjacent to the property. 

Result: The installation was completed by DESCCO Design & Construction of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania. The simplicity, minimal installation time, and cost of a prepackaged treatment solution were important to the college. 800-219-9183;


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