Portland Water District Open House Set for Thursday, August 18th


By Carol McCracken  (Post # 2,675)

The public is invited to attend an Open House at the East End Wastewater Treatment Plant on Thursday, August 18th at 11:00 am.  The purpose is to learn more about the $11.4 M project to update the Plant’s aereation system according to a press release from Michelle Clements, Public Relations Manager, for the Portland Water District.

The first of the three aeration tanks to be replaced will go on-line tomorrow.  The 36-year-old aeration system, which had reached the end of its useful life, is being updated to increase operational performance, reduce odors and maintain compliance with permit conditions.  The project replaces mechanical surface aeraton with a modern process that diffuses air more efficiently into the bottom of the tanks.

Efficiency Maine has recognized the project’s energy efficiency with a $300,000 grant.  Work will soon begin on the second tank and the project is expected to be completed by the Fall of 2017.

Follow Marginal Way until you come to the Treatment Plant.