Life got a lot easier in 2011 for Jeff Smith, chief operator of the Village of Ohio City Wastewater Treatment Plant. That’s when the city’s old plant – which couldn’t meet compliance – was replaced with a new one featuring a Gorman-Rupp lift station, three 400-gpm submersible pumps, a JWC Environmental auger screening system, two 30,000-gallon final clarifiers and a five-rack TrojanUV disinfection system.
Smith and visiting operators all agree on their favorite components at the new plant, though: the Aerzen blowers. “They run very quiet,” says Smith. “I think in a city situation, where you’re more in a population, the noise factor would be really beneficial if you had a blower like the Aerzen blowers.”
Let Smith take you on a trip through his state-of-the-art plant, and he’ll show you just how much time and money the Village of Ohio City has saved on maintenance in the past five years.
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