$16.5 million (est.)
The Village of Fishkill needed to upgrade its 1970s era wastewater treatment plant to provide increased capacity, to address stricter stream discharge limits, and to replace 40-year old equipment. The Village provides conveyance and treatment of wastewater generated within both the Village and Town of Fishkill.
Approximately 55% of the wastewater is collected and conveyed to the Village’s WWTP for treatment, and the remaining wastewater, generated on the south side of the system, is conveyed to the South Sewer Pump Station, which currently discharges to the City of Beacon.
Delaware Engineering prepared an engineering report that evaluated alternatives and determined that the extended air-activated sludge treatment should remain, and that the treatment capacity should be increased by approximately one third. Due to the age of the wastewater treatment plant, major upgrades were also recommended, including a mechanical fine screen, grit removal, a new Headworks Building, flow equalization, a third aeration tank, adding sand filtration, and upgrading the chlorination and de-chlorination. Recommended upgrades at the pump station will improve operations and allow some wastewater to gravity-flow to the Village plant, lessening the flow to Beacon.
Delaware secured a WIIA grant and subsidized interest financing for the project. The firm’s staff has provided ongoing assistance with planning, grant-writing, SEQRA environmental review, design, permitting, grant administration, construction administration, construction observation, and start-up assistance. Final design has been completed, and construction is anticipated to start in late 2021.