Rensselaer County Sewer District (RCSD) planned to upgrade three wastewater pump stations and was required to submit design plans and specifications to regulatory agencies within a two-month period. Delaware Engineering worked with RCSD to successfully complete the plans within this fast-tracked time frame.
Delaware staff designed energy efficient upgrades including new pumps, motors, screening systems, HVAC, lights and controls. The existing pump controllers were replaced with variable frequency drives. New pressure transducers and flow meters were installed to control the pumps, as were new fire alarm systems. Delaware also designed a new cellular system for transmitting pump station data to central data storage for display and reporting. Based on the successful design experience, the RCSD utilized Delaware staff for construction management and inspection for the project. The project had a one year construction deadline and was completed in Spring 2016.