A food ingredients manufacturer located in Delaware County, New York, engaged Delaware Engineering, D.P.C. to assist in upgrading a wastewater pretreatment facility. The pretreatment facility had originally been planned and designed by Delaware, and the firm had also provided construction management for the project. The manufacturer, which employs approximately 70 people at its New York site, is part of a Europe-based multinational corporation with over US$12 billion in annual sales.
The initial upgrades were designed by an engineering firm based in northern Europe; Delaware’s role involved “translating” the design to engineering specifications, providing engineering design for plumbing and piping, etc. The upgrade, a result of both the need to improve aging facilities and to meet the local wastewater treatment plant’s requirements for pretreated waste, also involved adding an equalization basin and denitrification tanks to the approximately 0.3MGD pretreatment plant.