Halifax Orders 22 Monsters to Help Protect Local Harbour from Pollution

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The Canadian city is building a wastewater treatment system to clean up pollution so recreation and water sports can return to the beautiful Halifax Harbour.

Canadian contractor Black and McDonald has placed an order for 22 Storm MonsterTM overflow screens from JWC Environmental for a massive sewage treatment project that will serve the cities surrounding Halifax Harbour, including Dartmouth, Herring Cove and Halifax.

During heavy rain storms or overflow events the 22 Storm MonstersTM, each weighing over a ton and some as long as 35 feet, will play a key role in protecting the harbour by screening out municipal and industrial pollutants, discharging them into the downstream sewage flow and preventing them from escaping into the environment.

“The selection of the Storm MonsterTM was a combined effort between ourselves, the general contractor and the design engineers, based on the required performance specification,” said Robert Burns, the Project Team Leader for Black & McDonald. “There were several items in the (JWC) design that were superior to the other technologies.”

Storm MonsterTM is a breakthrough technology in the combined stormwater overflow (CSO) marketplace and provides outstanding capture efficiency and flow rates in an extremely demanding application. Rotating perforated panels with ¼” (6mm) openings capture pollutants and solids and move them to a solid-clad cleaning brush that returns the solids to the downstream sewage flow for processing at the treatment plant. Since the Storm MonsterTM allows flow to enter through the top, bottom and front, it achieves nearly twice the flow rate of a single entry storm screen.

Mr. Burns, who heads B&M’s Harbour Solutions Team in Dartmouth, pointed to three key Storm MonsterTM features:

1) A perforated plate screen for better capture efficiency, as opposed to a slotted bar screen

2) Solids are moved downstream without removing, conveying or handling screenings, as a raked bar screen would require

3) JWC Environmental’s reputation for handling projects from start to finish

“We simply felt more comfortable with JWC,” said Burns.

“We are proud to provide the Storm MonsterTM CSO overflow screen for the Halifax Harbour Solutions Project,” said Art Melanson, JWC’s Nova Scotia sales representative and Director of Engineered & Environmental Products Company. “The overflow screens are a crucial component of the project. Swimming will once again be possible and fun at Point Pleasant Beach. It’s great to make a positive impact on the environment and help improve the lifestyle of the people living here.”

Installation of the Storm MonstersTM will begin this year. The massive project, initiated by the Halifax Regional Municipality in 1997, includes the construction of three wastewater treatment plants, a collection network through 3 communities, 22 CSO chambers and several pump stations.

“The city overall is quite excited about the project,” said Mr. Burns, a 25 year resident of Halifax. “The expectations of the water quality have some in the city talking about applying for international sailing events and the return of recreational activities on the water.”

Advanced sewage treatment equipment is of vital and growing importance to the world. JWC is a leading manufacturer of equipment for wastewater treatment, solids reduction, solids removal and processing. The Monster family of products is legendary for quality and reliability – including the Muffin Monster® and Channel Monster® sewage grinders, Auger Monster® fine screen, Screenings Washer Monster® and Monster Separation SystemTM, incorporating a fine screen or band screen with superior screenings conditioning.

Our superior technology provides solutions for the most demanding applications including sludge grinders, sewage grinders, wastewater fine screens, CSO screens, washer compactors and septage receiving stations. Founded in 1973, JWC Environmental and its worldwide family of employees are committed to providing customers with leading edge products, services and value. When it comes to the most demanding wastewater treatment challenges - you can trust Monster quality. For more information visit our website http://www.jwce.com, e-mail jwce@jwce.com or call (800) 331-2277 or (949) 833-3888.

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