Mar 06, 2017
On March 6, 2017, the Rehoboth Beach Commissioners unanimously awarded bids for Phase 1 improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). These improvements are urgently needed due to a biologicial upset at the WWTP exacerbated by mechanical malfunction of equipment at the plant in July 2016 that caused a discharge into the Lewes & Rehoboth Canal which resulted in a permit violation.
Evoqua Water Technologies was low-bidder on the proposed Rehoboth Beach WWTP Upgrade Phase 1: Filtration Equipment Goods and Special Services, City Contract: RB-WWTP CIP 01-2017, at $357,897. Aqua-Aerobic Systems submitted a bid at $392,183, and Kruger (Veolia) at $424,970.
The low-bidder for the proposed Rehoboth Beach WWTP Upgrade Phase 1: Clarifier Equipment Goods and Special Services, City Contract: RB-WWTP CIP 02-2017, is Walker Process Equipment with a bid of $248,000. Ovivo USA submitted a bid at $250,000 and Evoqua Water Technologies bid was $263,150.
Equipment installed in the facility is rapidly aging. Typically clarifier's and filtration equipment can run for 20-25 years and then are replaced. Overall the WWTP's equipment is over 30 years old. Work is expected to begin in August 2017 and be completed in April 2018.