The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority has begun installation of a 25,000-gallons-per-day Spiral Aerobic Biofilm (SABRE) wastewater system at the Bordeaux Wastewater Treatment Facility.
In a news release issued Tuesday, VIWMA said the new system will replace the old wastewater system, which was constructed in 1969. Approximately 20,000 gallons of wastewater per day is processed at the facility, which serves approximately 200 homes in the Bordeaux Fortuna area.
Installation of a new telemetry system for remote monitoring of the process operation and improvements for the site office, laboratory and bathroom area are also included in the construction contract.
The authority awarded the $615,645 contract to Structural Design and Construction. The contract calls for both the upgrade to the facility and demolition the existing treatment system.
The EPA-funded project began April 4 and completion is expected within seven months of the start date.
Other improvement projects in progress include upgrades at the Addelita Cancryn Pump Station on St. Thomas and at the LBJ and Fig Tree Pump Stations on St. Croix.