Clarksburg WV


Wastewater Treatment Plant Dedication | May 4, 2017

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May 4, 2017

A Dedication Ceremony took place today, May 4th, 2017 for the City of Clarksburg’s newly upgraded Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The dedication ceremony began with an invocation by Secretary of the Sanitary Board Joe “Jobey” Spatafore, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  Welcome and Introductions were followed by Mayor Catherine Goings and Superintendent of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Paul Lehosit.  Special Remarks were provided by Sanitary Board Chairman and City Manager Martin Howe as well as Dan Ferrell, Lead Engineer of The Thrasher Group.

A reception immediately followed the ceremony and Wastewater Treatment Plant employees provided tours of the 130,680 square foot facility.

Clarksburg’s Wastewater Treatment Plant sits on over 3 acres, has a staff of 14 employees and processes 6 to 8 million gallons of raw sewage per day (with capacity to process up to 18 million).

Thrasher Engineering began the upgrade in 2013 and final construction progress meeting was held March 17, 2017.

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The $12 million upgrades included upgrading the existing influent pump station building and replacing the existing slide gates, mechanical bar screens and raw sewage pumps.  As part of the upgrade, the existing headworks structure was demolished and a new headworks building was constructed which includes all necessary screenings, grit removal and conveying equipment.  A new primary clarifier was constructed as well as flow measurement and control to route stormwater to a new stormwater diversion box.  A dechlorination basin was constructed to house all chemical feed, flow measurement and stormwater pumping equipment.  Additionally, the chlorination system was upgraded with new control equipment that will allow more efficient chlorine and sulfur dioxide feeding for disinfection.  Three aeration blowers were replaced, an additional emergency power generator was added, various plant electrical and mechanical upgrades and provides significant modifications to the plant control and SCADA system. 

Completion of this project allows the City of Clarksburg to accept a total of up to 18 million gallons per day of raw sewage.  All raw sewage will receive primary treatment by screening, grit removal and primary clarification.  Following clarification, the new flow control equipment will allow 12 million gallons per day to receive secondary treatment by utilizing the existing aeration basins and secondary clarifiers. The remaining 6 million gallons per day will be routed, via the stormwater diversion box, to the chlorine contact tanks where it will be recombined with the 12 million gallons per day that received secondary treatment. The new stormwater pumping station will eliminate the existing hydraulic problem during periods of high water in the West Fork River by pumping treated and disinfected effluent over the floodwall. This will give the plant the capability to fully operate during periods of peak flow and storm events.

The Wastewater Treatment Plant provides service to approximately 16,500 residential and commercial locations within the City of Clarksburg in addition to 7 satellite locations (Anmoore, East View, Summit Park, Greater Harrison Public Service District, Nutter Fort and Stonewood).

View an aerial video of our WWTP here:

First image shows aerial view of WWTP, second photo shows WWTP employees from left to right: Mike Seamon Laboratory Technician, Curtis Forinash Maintenance Director, Alexander Bombardiere Operator, Jody Ash Overflow System Inspector, Drew Eddy Shift Operator, Greg DeMark Lead Operator, Spenser Cornell Operator and John Strong Operator