By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express
The Harmony Creek Sanitary Sewage Pumping Station is getting an upgrade to start off 2020.
At their last session before going on the holiday break, regional council quickly approved the purchase of a brand new pump for the station at an estimated cost of $110,000.
According to a report written by commissioner of works Susan Siopis, the pump will restore the intended pumping capacity at the station.
The pump is being replaced due to contamination found during an inspection by the region’s water pollution control plant operations staff earlier in 2019.
The contamination was found in the seal housing, and the pump was subsequently removed from service before being delivered to a vendor for assessment.
After consulting with the original manufacturer, Xylem Canada Company, it was determined the pump couldn’t be fixed.
To replace it, staff have recommended the purchase of a new pump with a 630 mm impeller.
Since the replacement is not a part of the budget, $50,000 came from the Raw Sludge Pumps Harmony Creek Water Pollution Control Plant – User revenues, and $60,000 came from the Digester Mechanical Repair Courtice Water Pollution Control Plant – User revenues.