Five years ago planning began for the replacement of the Wintergreen Wastewater Treatment Plant along with a comprehensive Inflow & Infiltration Study. The purpose of this project is to replace the worn-out package plant that has served the Wintergreen community very well since 1973 and to increase the level of treatment to achieve compliance with the reduced Ammonia permit limit as well as be proactive with the Chesapeake Bay Protection Program.The Wintergreen WWTP is facing a Voluntary Consent Order with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality due to failed plant performances in meeting changing regulations. The circumstances for the Voluntary Consent Order is because of our proactive planning five years ago. A Voluntary Consent Order bypasses the Notice of Violation and associated penalties but still maintains all other aspects of a Consent Order. The estimated cost for the Collection System improvements and the Wastewater Treatment Plant replacement is $14,328,000.
WINTERGREEN 11TH GREEN/FAIRWAY MAIN INSTALLATION PROJECT
This project is to replace the existing 8" sewage force main coming from the Fox Grape sewage pumping station and the 6" well line coming from No. 12 and No. 13 wells. The proposed project is to install the two new mains through Devils Bend wooded area and alongside Wintergreen Drive. The aged infrastructure will be abandoned in place.
It is estimated this project will cost between $350,000 to $400,000. Preparation is currently under way to begin this project and to finish the summer of 2021.
GLADSTONE SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has requested a Plan of Action, which will include the necessary steps and prompt schedule of implementation for controlling anticipated problems resulting from high flows. The STP has a design permitted flow of 6,200 per day discharge, which is being exceeded.
SCHUYLER WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT PROJECT
The aged Schuyler Wastewater Treatment Plant is facing a Consent Order issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to address significant Inflow & Infiltration and effluent permit exceedances. The collection system and the antiquated wastewater treatment facility is in need of a total replacement. The Preliminary Engineering Report is complete. This facility serves 44 customers and we are also looking into replacing the sewer collection system installing a sewage pumping station and replacing the wastewater treatment facility. USDA-Rural Development is funding this $4,353,400 project.
SCHUYLER 6" RAW WATER SUPPLY LINE
The Schuyler water treatment plant receives its water directly from the Johnson Hollow Reservoir through a dedicated 6-inch very old iron pipe. This 6-inch iron pipe that stretches from Johnson Hollow through the woods and under the Rockfish River connecting to the Schuyler water treatment plant is in very poor condition and is unreliable. Replacing this pipe would be extremely expensive not to mention the extensive permitting from regulatory agencies. Therefore, we have been exploring the "Pipe Bursting" method of repairing this ancient, fragile yet vital water supply line. Pipe bursting will reline the interior of the existing pipe with High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) while expanding the original metal pipe, leaving the separated pieces in the soil around the new plastic pipe. All the while this project is taking place a temporary raw water supply line will need to be extend from the reservoir to the water plant for uninterrupted water service. It is estimated this project will cost around $265,000 and is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.