Capital Region Water’s Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility (AWTF) currently does not have a screening system at the beginning of its treatment process. As a result, clogging and equipment failure of the grit removal system and primary clarifiers have occurred in the past because of rags, wrappers, and other solids entering the treatment process.
Capital Region Water commissioned a screening study in April 2015 which included recommendations to install two automatic self-cleaning mechanical bar screen units, associated screening washer/compactor units, and a screenings handling container system inside a new headworks screening building to be located at the head of the AWTF.
This $3.75 million Headworks Screening Project will reduce operational costs and improve Capital Region Water’s ability to reliably protect public health and the environment. Construction began in October 2017 and will be completed by the end of 2018.