In 2014, Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) primarily Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and to a lesser extend Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) had contaminated the City of Woodbury’s northern most wells being Wells No. 7 and No. 8. Well No. 7 had been shut down due to the PFNA. RVE provided professional engineering services to investigate, evaluate and provide a report with options and a recommendation with estimates for construction, operation and maintenance costs for treatment of well water from Wells No. 7 and No. 8 for removal of PFCs including PFNA, PFOA and PFOS, preparation of plans and specifications suitable for application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for permit modifications and suitable for public bidding of the project and the obtaining of necessary permits. The project consisted of improvements to the East Red Bank Water Treatment Plant including the installation of new granular activated carbon filtration treatment system and all necessary treated water piping, valves and appurtenances, electrical, instrumentation and controls, connections to the existing system, building modifications, and structural improvements necessary to support the structures.
To sustain the operation of the only two northern wells, maintain system pressures (particularly during firefighting events) and provide the residents of Woodbury with safe and reliable water sources, the City needed RVE to perform a systems analysis and to design the improvements necessary.
The Feasibility Study identified alternatives for treatment of the PFNA and future 1,4 Dioxane. Upon review, the City selected GAC for treatment and future 1,4 Dioxane if required.
RVE completed a Pilot Test on the treatment methodology. Following the favorable results of the Pilot Test, RVE developed design plans, specifications, permits and oversaw the construction administration / inspection and closeout of the project.
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