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AdvanTex® Replaces Failing RBC

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Problem

In 2014, the community of Pinebrook in Hyde Park, New York, began having trouble with its wastewater treatment plant, a rotating biological contactor (RBC). Discharge from the plant was contaminating the Maritje Kill (a tributary to the Hudson River), and sewer lines backed up into the community building. By the end of the year, a full evaluation of the plant concluded that the RBC had significant performance, structural, operational, and safety deficiencies and was not worth salvaging.

Solution

The Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority commissioned a Preliminary Engineering Report to recommend alternatives for replacing the failing RBC. Three options were evaluated: a brand-new RBC, a membrane bioreactor, and a packed-bed fi ltration system. Because of its many advantages – including low life-cycle costs1 , consistently high-quality effl uent, minimal operation & maintenance requirements, and a small footprint – an AdvanTex® (packed-bed fi lter) Wastewater Treatment System was recommended.