Works are underway at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute (MWI) to make way for the new high-performance aerated-filter sewage treatment plant (STP). The fittings and materials to construct the building were shipped from the UK the last week of July and are expected to arrive in Bermuda around 21 August.
Excavation on the northwestern side of the main MWI building near The Barn began last month. This is the area that will house the finished plant. Abstraction well drilling also took place last month.
Grease interceptors have been installed and are now in operation to stop grease posing a problem to the integrity of the processing plant. The interceptors will be periodically monitored to determine how often they need to be cleaned.
Government is paying for the $701,000 facility, which will be able to treat 12,000 gallons of sewage a day, doubling the current capacity. The sewage treatment plant is slated to be completed by late fall.
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