When Baltimore is hit with storms, the rain infiltrates the city’s sewer pipes, leaving a mile-long backup which causes the sewer interceptor to flow into major waterways. For the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, the best way to combat polluting the streams, harbor and bay is by expanding the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Our scope of work includes:
- Structural steel fabrication and erection for the influent pumping station, fine screen facility and grit removal building
- Fabrication and installation of miscellaneous metals for the influent pumping station, fine screen facility, equalization storage tanks, odor
control facility, flow distribution structures, electrical substations and hydrogen peroxide stations
To date, all steel fabrication and erection is complete and we are currently wrapping up the installation of miscellaneous metals. With a plethora of site utilities performed close to the buildings where we were erecting steel, it was important that crews coordinated our construction activities carefully.Through constant communication, we successfully worked around the other activities to maintain the project schedule.
The project is on track to be complete in time for the facility’s late-2020 opening. Once the expansion is operational, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works estimates that it will help eliminate more than 80 percent of the volume of sewage overflowing the city’s aged sanitary sewer system, speed up the treatment process and keep the streams, harbor and bay cleaner.