Litchfield WPCA and Woodridge Lake Sewer District...What's happening?

Posted on
February 5, 2020
Sewer Department
Litchfield WPCA (LWPCA) - Woodridge Lake Sewer District (WLSD)

The WLSD contacted LWPCA in July of 2019 to ask if we would consider accepting and treating sewage discharged from WLSD.

In determining if this project might be feasible and if so it could provide overall reduction in LWPCA users costs by spreading the fixed costs of operating the treatment plant and collection system over a larger user base.

The Litchfield WPCA requested that WLSD study the ability of Litchfield’s collection system and treatment plant to accommodate the proposed additional flows.

Since July of 2019 extensive flow monitoring has been conducted at WLSD expense to verify Littlefield’s current flow conditions.

WLSD also has been conducting field evaluation work of our collection system and performed a design review of our existing treatment plant.

The Litchfield Treatment Plant is toward the end of the 20 year design horizon used for the most recent plant upgrade. This Plan was developed in 1997 and the upgrade was completed in 2004. Portions of the facility are due for upgrades to meet new permit requirements and improve operational compliance. Capitol cost are being examined for such work.

As part of the feasibility study, project funding is also being evaluated.  An application is being made to the USDA to determine what level of funding, both grants and loans, might be available for any upgrade work needed to accommodate WLSD and our current flows.

All of the above are parts of the Litchfield WPCA’s extensive examination of the economic feasibility of accepting sewage discharged from WLSD.

The next WPCA Regular Meeting will be on Thursday February 13, 2020 at 7:30 PM at the Bantam Annex, 80 Doyle Bantam, CT 06750.