By Laura Fleming, President
For those of you who are following the Harlem Sludge Removal project, after several rain delays, the job is finally scheduled to proceed. The job is setting up this weekend, (July 20th) and will run approximately 2 weeks. The assignment is to dredge municipal sludge into a Geotube on site for dewatering into at least 75 dry ton of cake.
As reported here earlier, our electric remote controlled dredge - The Flump - will be used in conjunction with Tencate Geotubes and WaterSolve's flocculants to decant and dewater 35 years of sludge from this small Wastewater Treatment Plant three lagoon system.
The training associated with this installation - 2013 Sludge Removal for Small System Wastewater Operators Workshop - was presented by Wastewater Technician Dan Kramer, Randy Wilcox of WaterSolve, and Alan Juncker of Tencate on June 6th. SRS Crisafulli's Chad Schipman gave a presentation on this history of the Crisafulli sludge removal systems product line.
Randy Wilcox, PE, Technical Sales Manager, WaterSolve, demonstrating the power of flocculants.
Alan Juncker, Geotube Market Manager, TenCate, offering a finished cake of sludge.
The graduating class: Montana Rural Water Association offered Continuing Education for participants in this half day demonstration and training at the Harlem City Hall.
Harlem Montana is on the high-line of Montana's Rte 2. The Amtrak train stops on either side of Harlem - in both Havre and Malta. If you'd like to visit the jobsite by train, we will meet you. You'll be 4 hours east of Glacier National Park - another stop on the Amtrak line. Pack your bag for a summer hike, and you have yourself a holiday.
We know there are plenty of small wastewater systems out there that operators must desludge. We welcome visitors to this jobsite to see how it's done. Seriously, SRS Crisafulli and our partners on this project are making great efforts to educate and demonstrate the most common strategy Wastewater lagoon operators can deploy to maintain compliance, and a long lasting lagoon system.
To schedule an appointment at the job-site, please call the Glendive offices of SRS Crisafulli, Inc., at 406 365 3393, or phone direct to SRS Crisafulli Dredge Rental Manager, Troy Fercho at 612 419 9312.
The Team: Ryan Rittal, PE, Stahly Engineering, Chad Schipman, SRS Crisafulli Engineering, Randy Wilcox, PE, WaterSolve, Alan Juncker, Tencate, Richard from the City of Harlem, Dan Kramer from Montana Rural Water Association, Troy Fercho and Frank Robinson of SRS Crisafulli Sales and Dredge Rental.
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