Upgrades to Landfill Leachate Collection System Benefits Environment

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The addition of a new cell complete with state of the art pumps and equipment supplied by Diamond Scientific (http://www.DiamondSci.com) extends the life of a landfill in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, while managing landfill leachate and ensuring environmental compliance.

According to landfill site sub-contractor, Olmar Lopez Vidal S.C from International Technical Services Corp: "The Municipal Vega Baja Landfill is an active landfill operated by La Vega Eco Park Inc., which currently has an average disposal rate of between 600-650 tons of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) per day. The landfill has recently constructed a new fully-compliant 10-acre cell, complete with a landfill leachate collection system, 115,000 gallon stainless steel leachate tank, leachate control system and pump station."

The new pump system, which has been approved by the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board (EQB) and endorsed by EPA Region 2, was designed and built by International Technical Services Corp (Waste Division) based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. State of the art EPG pumps, provided by Diamond Scientific, leading suppliers of landfill equipment, were installed in the new upgrade. The design and equipment will ensure that the landfill complies with environmental standards.

"All the landfill leachate produced in the cell will be collected and disposed of appropriately at a wastewater treatment plant nearby," explains Vidal.

Diamond Scientific supplies EPG pumps to both non-hazardous and hazardous landfill sites, as well as to paper mills and remediation sites world-wide. EPG pumps are specifically designed, patented and constructed for operation at solid waste landfill sites. Due to their robust durability in the most corrosive environments, EPG pumps are used in landfill sites all over the world, including North, South and Central America; Europe; Asia; Africa and Australia.

“When it comes to research, development and innovation, EPG has strived to establish "best practices," producing only top quality, products that are world-renown for their reliability and longevity, and consequently they are recognized as leaders in the industry," explains Ramon Rivera President of Diamond Scientific. More information can be found on http://www.DiamondSci.com. EPG understands that their customers ultimately want to get maximum value without compromising performance. Diamond Scientific shares this philosophy, striving to provide their customers with only the best equipment and service.

"Upgrades such as these, can extend the life of a landfill substantially. According to Vidal, the addition of this new cell at the Vega Baja landfill will extend the life of the landfill by another 10-15 years; plus there is the potential to add another two cells for future expansions."

About: Diamond Scientific a certified MBE, Veteran Administration verified VOSB and HUBZONE Certified Company providing field and fixed laboratory and portable products, and environmental solutions, for clinical, research, environmental, and hazardous applications. Over 30 years of experience with environmental applications, representing manufacturers with USA based operations, offering ISO 9001, UL and safety related certifications for their products and solutions. Since 1985, EPG Companies Inc. has designed and manufactured leachate, gas condensate and dewatering pump systems for 1000+ landfills with 10,000 installations worldwide. This includes SurePump™ electric pumps, pneumatic pumps, UL controls, level and flow meters, disconnects, remediation systems, and biogas flares. International Technical Services: Is a privately held engineering group established in 1987, San Juan, Puerto Rico, doing business in over 20 countries worldwide. With vast experience in the fields of Rum Distillation, Rum Fermentation, Potable Alcohol, Waste Water Treatment, Power Generation, Cogeneration Facilities, Landfill Gas GCCS, Landfill Gas to Energy, Landfill Gas to CNG, Landfill Leachate Collection Systems.

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