HARRISBURG – Quandel Construction Group, a City of Harrisburg construction firm, has been awarded a contract for $6.4 million for renovations to the Burnham Borough Authority’s Wastewater Treatment Facility, located in Mifflin County. The upgrades include an entirely new treatment process – two new sequencing batch reactor systems including mixers, decanters, pumps, diffusers, controls, instrumentation, post equalization tanks and aerobic digester tanks. A new fine screen and sampler will be installed in the Headworks Building. The influent raw wastewater pumps and controls (including sluice gates, flow metering and plant water system) will be replaced. A new Vortex Grit Removal System will be added as well as a new Chemical Building. The existing chlorine contact tank will be renovated and, three new Sludge Drying Beds will be constructed.
Construction activities include all sitework, excavation, underground piping, cast in place concrete tanks, treatment equipment, process piping, all architectural trades, instrumentation and controls.
Quandel is the prime contractor for the project with responsibility to coordinate the Electrical Contractor and the HVAC/Plumbing Contractor, in addition to all of its own subcontractors and in-house work force. The existing treatment system must remain in operation continuously throughout construction.
The project is scheduled to be Substantially Complete and operational by September 28, 2014.