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North Brunswick Water Treatment Facility

Construction of the original North Brunswick Water Treatment Facility and water distribution system were both completed around 1963. Business and population growth in North Brunswick increased water demand and triggered the need for expansion of the water treatment plant in 1967. Further additions to the plant were constructed in 1982, 1987, and 1989.

In 1990, construction was started for the expansion of the treatment plant. CME Associates designed the improvements to the treatment plant which were completed in 1992 and included travelling screens at the intake structure, new low lift pump station, control room, new high lift pumping facilities, auxiliary generator, modifications to the existing chemical feed facilities, an addition to the chemical feed building, a pressure filter building addition with six pressure filters, two backwash holding tanks, a lagoon transfer pumping station, and a sludge dewatering building that included a belt filter press. CME Associates also provided construction phase services for the project.

In 2008, the Township undertook a $16.1 million upgrade of the facility. The major improvements to the plant included:

  • Construction of six (6) gravity filters.
  • Conversion of the Backwash Holding Tanks to Gravity Thickeners.
  • Replacement of the existing static mixer with Inline Mechanical Flash Mixers.
  • Installation of a new polymer system for thickening and clarifying residuals.
  • A new filtered Water Wet Well and Filtered Water Pumps.
  • Construction of a new Filter Building for the Gravity Filters.
  • Modification of the existing one MG Clearwell.
  • Demolition of the existing Backwash Lagoon.
  • Construction of new Backwash Equalization Tanks.
  • Installation of process instrumentation.
  • A comprehensive Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System.
  • Modifications to the existing electric power system.
  • Installation of a new SCADA system at three remote storage/pumping facilities.
  • Provision of various site/building security improvements.
  • Installation of Solar Panels on the roof of the Filter Building.

Working in conjunction with CH2M-Hill, CME Associates was responsible for preparing plans and specifications for site piping, roadway modifications, landscaping, fencing, backwash holding tank conversions, chemical mixer modifications, and the replacement of backwash lagoon with backwash equalization tanks. CME Associates also provided construction phase services.
CME Associates recently completed an Operation & Maintenance Manual and Emergency Response Plan for the facility.