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Equipment Issues At City Wastewater Treatment Plant Partially Resolved

The blower issues that sidelined two of the three blowers at the city’s wastewater treatment plant are partially resolved, according to the city manager.

There have been some vibration issues since the blowers were installed in last August. Two of the three blowers at the wastewater treatment plant developed vibration problems and the issues became bad enough to render the units inoperable. One unit continued to operate, but signs of vibration were detected within it as well, Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell noted in his monthly report to the City Council.

Maxwell instructed Utilities Director James Jordan to locate a portable blower just in case it was need it and instructed the city attorney to file claims on contractor Gracon Construction’s surety bonds, the city manager reported.

Two of the blowers are now working. The problem in the third blower has been identified and work is in progress to correct the issue, which is in the motor diver not the blower itself, according to Maxwell.

Maxwell said while only one blower is needed for the operation, not having the specified equipment can result in fines of up to $10,000 per day if not rectified within the required time frame.

Author: Faith Huffman

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