District Contract No. 16-2: Beverly Pump Station Bar Rack Replacement Project
Designed by Wright-Pierce
30-year-old Slide Gate at Beverly Pump Station © SESD
30-year-old Slide Gate at Beverly Pump Station © SESD

Contract 16-2 was awarded to Weston and Sampson CMR, Inc. The project focuses on the replacement of the existing Bar Rack Number 1 at the Beverly Pump Station. The Station is used to pump wastewater from Beverly, MA to the South Essex Sewerage District treatment plant in Salem, MA.

New Bar Screen Spacing © SESD
New Bar Screen Spacing © SESD
New Bar Rack, Screen and Wash Press © SESD
New Bar Rack, Screen and Wash Press © SESD

The District is reducing the bar spacing on the rack to 3/8 inch in an effort to remove more solids and “flushable” wipes that cause lots of ragging issues.

Because this tighter bar spacing will result in an increased volume of screenings that are captured at the station, the District will also install a Wash Press which will rinse and compact the screenings before they go into a dumpster. This project also includes a new Control Panel for the Pump Station, as well as a replacement roof.

Construction is ongoing, and the project will be completed in the Spring of 2021.

Contract 15-2: Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades
Designed by AECOM, Inc.

On July 7th, Methuen Construction was awarded the contract for this project. The scope includes 18 upgrade projects around the treatment plant. Some of the most significant upgrades include the replacement of the boilers in the Process Building, replacement of the High Head Effluent Pump VFDs, replacement of the air conditioning unit for the Effluent Pump Station, replacement and painting of plant water and sprinkler piping in the Primary Pump Room and tunnels, and replacement of the hydrogen peroxide bulk storage tanks. This project will improve our plant’s overall reliability and condition.

New Boiler Installed December 30, 2020 © SESD
New Boiler Installed December 30, 2020 © SESD
Install Team for New Boiler Room #4 © SESD
Install Team for New Boiler Room #4 © SESD