Sewage treatment getting better, says plant supervisor
By DAN KULIN
Hagerstown's sewage treatment plant continues to improve, and there are plans to bring another part of the treatment process back online today, Plant Superintendent Donald Barton said Tuesday.
Sometime today the part of the sewage treatment process that removes phosphorous and nitrogen from the waste water will be restarted, he said.
Even though this process, called biological nutrient removal, has been down, tests of the waste water taken last week showed that nitrogen and phosphorous levels were within state limits, he said.
Elsewhere at the plant, treatment continues to get closer to operating at pre-shutdown levels. Plant operations should be back to normal by Feb. 25, he said.