Hampton unveils new wastewater pump station in time for summer
Hampton wastewater plant chief operator Mike Carle, right, and Hampton town attorney Mark Gearreald. (MIKE LAWRENCE/Union Leader Correspondent)
“What really increased tax bills this year is pass-down costs from the state,” Welch said.
Dave Romilly, project engineer for Wright-Pierce, said the new station can immediately handle 2,000 gallons of wastewater per minute, with room to expand to 3,000 gallons a minute. Mike Dube, Hampton’s wastewater operations manager, said the old facility could handle about 1,200 gallons a minute — on a good day.
Dube grinned while making stooping and crawling gestures as he described the motions needed to access the old pumps for cleaning. The new facility enables pumps to be extracted from underground rooms with cables that pull them up through ground-level hatches, into a spacious cleaning area.
Tim Noonis, senior business development manager for utility firm Unitil Corp., presented Hampton officials with a check for $50,562 at Thursday’s event, for energy rebates earned through the station’s design.
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