The City of Rushville, Indiana held a “Toilet Paper” Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on October 18th to celebrate the successful completion of its Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) Phase 3 project at their Wastewater Treatment Plant. This project involved the new and innovative application of cloth-media disk filters (CMDFs) to treat combined sewer overflows (CSO) along with an ultraviolet disinfection system. It is the first known application of CMDFs used for CSO treatment in the U.S.
This project has allowed the Rushville to meet their CSO compliance schedule five years in advance and future lower phosphorus discharge limits three years in advance.
Donohue provided engineering services for the planning, design, construction, applications engineering, startup and training. Bowen Engineering Corporation served as contractor and guaranteed savings provider.
Pictured above: Les Day, Rushville Utilities Superintendent, cuts ceremonial toilet paper to celebrate completion of Rushville’s new combined sewer treatment facilities. To the right of Les is Utility Service Board member Greg Coffin (plaid shirt) and Mayor Mike Pavey. Other attendees include City, utility, contractor, and engineering representatives.