Phase 1 - Downtown Area

Phase I consists of the following: construction of a combination of gravity sewers and low-pressure sewers to service the Downtown Area; construction of a wastewater treatment facility (WWTF); and installation of the effluent disposal system. The WWTF will be constructed at the former Tri-Town Septage Treatment Facility on Overland Way; this facility has been demolished as of April 2019. The figure below shows the layout of the collection system, pumping stations, site of the WTTF, and site of the effluent disposal system.

Downtown Orleans Map

Wastewater Treatment Facility Major Process Components

  • Influent Screening
  • Septage Receiving Station
  • Pre and Post Equalization Tanks
  • Sequencing Batch Reactors (SBR)
  • Effluent Disk Filters
  • Effluent Pumps
  • Ultraviolet Disinfection Equipment
  • Dual Rotary Drum Thickener
  • Chemical Storage and Feed Systems
  • Odor Control

Effluent Disposal

  • Lots Hollow Road
  • Wicks (Aquifer Recharge)

Permit Design Data

  • Average Daily Flow: 350,000 Gallons per Day
  • BOD5: 30 milligrams per liter
  • TSS: 30 milligrams per liter
  • Total Nitrogen: 10 milligrams per liter
  • Fecal Coliform: 200/100 milliliter
  • pH: 6.5 to 8.5

Downtown Area Collection System Components

  • Approximately 36,200 Linear Feet of 8-inch through 18-inch PVC Gravity Sewer
  • Approximately 12,400 Linear Feet of 6-inch and 8-inch PVC and HDPE Force Main
  • Approximately 2,100 Linear Feet of 2-inch Low-Pressure Sewer
  • Piping System Connected Under Route 6
  • 3 Submersible Pumping Stations
  • 1,090 Users will be connected to the system with about 60 privately owned and maintained grinder pumps.