The supervisory control and data aquisition (SCADA) system transmission equipment is currently being upgraded. The new system allows for better control of the treatment and pumping equipment. We are currently in the process of raising antennas to increase communications between sites and updating control modules. The sites completed this year will be our Cherry Hill Tank and our Marion Avenue treatment plant.
Hampton Road Main Replacement
MPWC will be lining the 8″ water main located on Hampton Road in Cherry Hill. The main has reached the end of it useful life and in accordance with the asset management plan, it is scheduled for maintenance. Due to the difficulties in accessing this main, we will be installing a spray in place epoxy liner inside the existing 8″ pipe. This process will extend the life of the pipe by over 50 years. Once complete, the excavations will be repaired.
Zimmerman Avenue Main Replacement
MPWC will be replacing the water main located on Zimmerman Avenue in Pennsauken. The main has reached the end of it useful life and in accordance with the asset management plan, it is scheduled for routine replacement. The new main will be encased in polyethylene sheeting to slow the pipe aging process and allow the new pipe to serve our customers for many years to come. Once complete, the trenches will be repaired.
Browning Road treatment station upgrades
The MPWC is removing the obsolete filters from the Browning Road treatment plant. All water mains in the filter building will be replaced with new pipe. A new dehumidifier will be installed in the plant to keep the piping dry and in good condition. New concrete ramps will be installed into the building to make it more useful to our current needs.
We have contracted with Utility Services to rehab all of our wells and high service pumps. Each well will be redeveloped to like new condition. Pumps will be evaluated and replaced as needed to return the pump to its original condition. All 14 wells and 12 high service pumps will be evaluated and addressed annually.