Certified Operations Consultant – Glace Associates , Inc.
PLANT CERTIFIED OPERATORS:
FACTS OF INTEREST:
Design Flow: 4.3 Million Gallons Per Day (MGD)
Average Daily Flow: 2.24 MGD
Average Monthly Flow: 60 -75 Million Gallons
Average Annual Flow: 720 -900 Million Gallons
Average annual Sludge Processed: 520 tons
Utilize UV Disinfection
Fuel Oil: 17,000 Pounds
Alum: 57,000 Gallons
Electricity: 1.5 Million Kilowatt Hours
The Wastewater Treatment Plant is staffed by seven full time employees. Daily operating hours are from 7:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.
THE WASTEWATER PROCESS FOR THE BOROUGH OF SHIPPENSBURG
The general service area of the Shippensburg Wastewater Treatment Plant includes the Borough of Shippensburg and several adjacent municipalities. These adjacent municipalities are members of the Cumberland-Franklin Joint Municipal Authority which, by agreement will, discharge wastewater from the municipalities to the Shippensburg Borough Authority’s facility. The adjacent municipalities include: Orrstown Borough and portions of Southampton Township (Franklin County), Southampton Township (Cumberland County), and Shippensburg Township. The service area is drained to the Conodoguinet Creek by Middle Spring and Mud Run Creeks.
The general service area is largely residential, with several commercial and industrial areas. Manufacturing is the largest industry group; however, their contribution to wastewater flow is less than 10 percent of the treatment plant design capacity.
The Wastewater treatment plant was designed to serve a projected 1995 sewer service area population of 21,000. Included in this figure is a Borough population of 8,500, a Joint Authority population of 8,000, and a university population of 4,500.
The selected process utilizes a combination of biological, physical, and chemical treatment processes known as a 5-stage Bardenpho process. We are currently working through an upgrade project to incorporate IFA’s (integrated fired film Activated Sludge) as the main biological treatment process. Solids generated by these processes are mechanically thickened, anaeribically digested and de-watered on a belt filter press prior to disposal at an approved site.