North America faces significant environmental challenges due to population growth and our aging infrastructure. The need to improve sanitary sewer facilities includes transportation via pipelines or tunnel conveyances for new and upgraded wastewater treatment plants, and the mitigation of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs).

Seal water system to be installed in the pump room 225 ft below ground.

Seal water system to be installed in the pump room 225 ft below ground.

However, many of the areas requiring new conveyances are either heavily urbanized or established residential neighborhoods. Due to the environmental impacts associated with open cut construction, and the long-term operational concerns associated with pump stations, more municipalities are identifying tunneling methods as their preferred means of installing gravity-based conveyance systems.

A similar solution was established in Cleveland, Ohio as the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

(NEORSD) works to create a solution for its heavy rain events and stop the overflow water from discharging directly into Lake Eire. NEORSD is in the process of  installing two storage tunnels that can be dewatered in a 24-hour period in anticipation of back-to-back storm events.

The Easterly Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station project will provide the means to entirely dewater the storage tunnels at the end of each wet weather event and pump combined sewage to the Easterly Interceptor for transport to the Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Metropolitan provided the project with a seal water system designed to extend the life of the main pumps and cool the seal and the shaft.

The system is designed to allow the water to bypass the seal system until the tunnel reaches a certain level. Standard systems pump continuously.

The crane arrived at 5am to begin moving three of the prefabricated buildings in the warehouse.

The crane arrived at 5am to begin moving three of the prefabricated buildings in the warehouse.

This year has already been off to a busy start. The warehouse is packed with booster systems, break tank systems, sump pumps, two product trailers and prefabricated houses. By the end of 2015 there were five prefabricated houses being built in the warehouse and as of last week four out of the five houses had been delivered to their designated job sites.

Last month we documented the process it takes to deliver these housed buildings. A crane arrived in the early morning to move three housed booster systems from the warehouse. Two of those houses were delivered while one was loaded on the bed of a truck and will remain in the warehouse until the house is completed.

One of the houses was delivered to Route 6 in Joliet. The building houses all of the controls for the station. The other house was delivered to a factory in Hammond, Indiana. This house contains everything from the piping and controls to an eye wash station. The house is unique because it was built with three rooms separating the controls and piping.

As the finished houses leave Metro and are delivered on-site, the process begins all over again as many more houses are in the process of being built this year.

A look at the full day process of delivering our prefabricated buildings from Metro to the job site

A look at the full day process of delivering our prefabricated buildings from Metro to the job site

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