The North Brookfield Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) is an example of a truly cost-effective solution for the small Town of North Brookfield. Kleinfelder’s wastewater management master plan and rehabilitation efforts saved the Town more than $4 million.
The Town of North Brookfield had been confronted with an Administrative Consent Order for non-compliance with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Prior studies recommended abandoning the existing facility and building a new plant at a cost of $10 to $12 million. The town sought Kleinfelder for a second opinion to come up with less costly approach. Our approach was to reuse existing tanks and facilities.
Besides retrofitting and converting the existing aeration basins—among other rehabilitation efforts—Kleinfelder also upgraded the plant to reduce ammonia and phosphorus, as well as accommodate hydraulic surges. Additionally, Kleinfelder included a new septage receiving facility, enabling the plant to optimize acceptance of septage without upsetting the plant, as well as generating $45,000 a year in revenues to offset operating costs. The new plant has plenty of volume for future growth in the community.
In addition to completing each phase ahead of the Environmental Protection Agency schedule, helping the Town obtain a $6 million grant-loan from the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA), and gaining all regulatory permits and approvals, Kleinfelder’s facility design saved North Brookfield more than $4 million, compared to previous consultants’ plan.
North Brookfield, Massachussetts
Town of North Brookfield