Designing For Excellence

A progressive Massachusetts town replaced a 40-year-old plant with new technology to treat high flows and meet stringent phosphorus limits.
Designing For Excellence
The team at the Lee Wastewater Treatment Plant includes, from left, Myron Ford, laborer; Craig Rand, operator; Chris Pompi, public works superintendent; Alan Zerbato, plant supervisor/chief operator; and Todd Tyer, operator.

The town of Lee, Mass., is known as the gateway to the Berkshires, and for its New England charm. This progressive town of 5,200 is also home to an award-winning wastewater treatment plant.

The new facility was long overdue. The original 1 mgd extended aeration activated sludge...

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