Bucksport, Maine Upgrades with CSO Controls

Hydro International, a leading provider of environmentally sustainable products and innovative solutions that control and treat stormwater, wastewater and combined sewer overflows, today announced that Director of Innovation.

Robert Andoh, director of innovation at Hydro International, spoke at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 8, when Bucksport, Maine, unveiled its upgraded combined sewer overflow (CSO) wastewater treatment facility.

The company provided an innovative Storm King(R) system, which will treat and disinfect excessive sewer peak flows at the source, before discharge to the Penobscot River.

"We are honored to have been chosen to play an important role in Bucksport's innovative solution to the combined sewer overflow problem faced by many communities in Maine and throughout the United States," Andoh said. "Deploying our advanced vortex technology at the point of discharge … allows Bucksport to avoid much more costly alternatives such as increasing the capacity of the treatment plant or constructing additional sewer lines."

The system is an advanced hydrodynamic vortex separator used for the effective removal of floatables, settleable solids, and associated pollutants. The vortex technology spins the contents and allows solids to settle out cleanly and effectively.

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