Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Project passes Board of Health test.
The King Philip School District has wrapped up the wastewater treatment plant project at the high school. Neighbors had complained about odors from the high school's wastewater treatment plant. It was determined that a lack of flow created the odor problem. District business manager Paul Schaefer spoke about the project at Monday's KP School Committee meeting. "The pressure test was successful," he said. "We're now wrapping up the paperwork." Schaefer said the district was required to file a maintenance plan with the town Board of Health. "We have to do an annual test, done under the supervision of a licensed professional," he said. According to Schaefer, the school's practice field, which was dug up as part of the project, will be re-…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
KP School Committee heard update on project.
The King Philip School District is wrapping up work on the high school wastewater treatment system. Neighbors had complained about odors from the high school's wastewater treatment plant. It was determined that a lack of flow created the odor problem. District business manager Paul Schaefer gave an update on the project at Monday's King Philip School Committee. "The final test is the clear water testing phase," he said. "If the system works as it's supposed to, we'll be getting a permit." Schaefer said the system would be tested by the town Board of Health this week. "My understanding is [the test] is instantaneous," he said. "It works or it doesn't. If it works, we're on our way. If not, we have more work to do."
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Status of project discussed at school committee meeting Monday night.
The King Philip School Committee heard about the progress of the wastewater treatment project at their meeting Monday night. District Business Manager Paul Schaefer said the project is moving forward. "This project was budgeted for $485,000," he said. "We've spent $364,000 so far." Schaefer said, although the project is running later than projected, he expected it to finish up under budget. The wastewater treatment issue has been going on for a number of months, as the high school's current system had drawn odor complaints from neighboring residents. School officials said the problems were caused by a lack of flow through the system.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Fix for wastewater underway.
The King Philip High School is making progress with its wastewater treatment issue, according to a report Monday. District Business Manager Paul Schaefer spoke about the matter at the King Philip School Committee meeting Monday night. "Right now, our contractor is waiting on an inspection by the board of health agent," he said. "As soon as he blesses the leach field, we can put a cover on it." Schaefer said he hoped things could be buttoned up quickly. The wastewater treatment issue has been going on for a number of months, as the high school's current system had drawn odor complaints from neighboring residents. School officials said the problems were caused by a lack of flow through the system.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Bad soil an issue in digging of leach field.
The King Philip School Committee got an update — and word of a potential problem — Monday evening on the continuing efforts to solve its wastewater treatment problems. District Business Manager Paul Schaefer said he had received an email from the contractor who is digging out a new leach field. "They ran into an area of bad dirt," he said. "It's not an oil spill, and it's not contaminated — it is bad soil for the use of a leach field." Schaefer said this problem will require further exploration. "Work has to stop until our engineers and the board of health inspect the quality of the soil," he said. "If it does not meet compliance, we may have to dig it out and replace it." He said the hope is that the board of health finds a mix of the …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Bids for work on plant will be opened August 24.
The King Philip School Committee discussed continuing efforts to remedy the odor issues with the high school's wastewater treatment plant. The problem, according to officials, is a lack of flow through the system. Town boards have inquired about tying in nearby residents to the system, as the area has drainage issues. District Business Administrator Paul Schaefer said bids for work on the plant have been advertised, and will be opened on August 24. The committee decided, at its last meeting, to send a letter to the Board of Selectmen asking the board to make inquiries about creating a sewer district if it wished to pursue that option. Board of Selectmen Chairman Joseph Botaish said the board had received the letter, but has not yet had the…