The Plant is a 60 million gallon per day (MGD) wastewater treatment facility that is jointly owned by the City of Binghamton and the Village of Johnson City and managed by the Binghamton – Johnson City Joint Sewage Board (BJCJSB).
In September 2011, significant flooding associated with Tropical Storm Lee inundated the Plant and key equipment throughout the entire facility was damaged, including significant damage to the Biological Aerated Filter (BAF) facilities. Since 2011, much of the Plant has been inoperable or performing poorly due to process system failures, BAF structure failure, flood damage, and general age/wear of process equipment. The principal goal of the restoration and rehabilitation project was to reconstruct a functioning, automated secondary treatment process using a BIOSTYR system that can meet the SPDES Permit discharge limits. Integral to the BIOSTYR system are additional processes that were also reconstructed and upgraded.
Welliver provided construction services for Phase I demolition; Phase 2 secant; and Phase 3 rehab and restoration of the Plant.