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Brewerton Water Pollution Control Plant


- Effective beginning, January 1, 2011, and expires on, December 31, 2015, Modified July 1, 2014. On August 12, 2015, the NYSDEC issued a letter to the County indicating the current permit will remain in effect after the expiration date under the provisions of the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA).



Brewerton WWTP

Service Areas

The Brewerton WPCP has a design flow of 3.0 MGD and provides advanced secondary treatment of wastewater using either Extended Aeration or Contact Stabilization Activated Sludge Processes. Construction of this facility was completed in 1974, and the treatment plant is currently operated using the Extended Aeration process. Wastewater is collected throughout portions of the Town of Cicero; along the Southwest edge of Oneida Lake, beginning just west of the Hamlet of Bridgeport, up to and including the Village of Brewerton. Wastewater collected from various neighborhoods is transported via a series of pumping stations, which connect to either the Lakeshore or Orangeport trunk sewers. These two trunk sewers gravity feed to and combine at Special Manhole #1, located immediately to the East of the Raw Sewage Pumping Station structure (RSPS). The wastewater influent is primarily from residential sources.

Brewerton WPCP Service Area Map


Treatment Process

The wastewater undergoes screening and grit removal in the RSPS, utilizing both a bar rack and a mechanical screen rake, followed by grit removal in an aerated grit chamber, which uses a mechanical clam shell removal system. Wastewater is then pumped to the first in a series of two (2) tanks to begin the activated sludge treatment process. Using the Extended Aeration Process, wastewater is pumped into the sludge reaeration tank as a plug flow. The wastewater flows through the aerated tanks and then into the aerated mixed liquor tank for extended activated sludge treatment. The treated wastewater then flows to the final clarifier where settling occurs with the aid of cationic polymer. Activated sludge collected in the clarifier is recirculated to the sludge reaeration tank and/or wasted to the two (2) aerobic digestion tanks which operate in series. Digested sludge is thickened using a rotary drum thickener, stored in a concentration tank and hauled to the Metropolitan-Syracuse WWTP for further treatment. Effluent from the clarifier flows to the chlorine contact tank for seasonal disinfection using sodium hypochlorite, followed by de-chlorination using sodium bisulfite, before discharge to the Oneida River. Total Phosphorus is removed year round with the use of ferrous sulfate. Seasonal nitrification is related to ambient temperatures.


Brewerton WPCP Treatment Process Flow Diagram



Brewerton WPCP Specs & Plant Data


SPDES Permit compliance history can be found at:http://echo.epa.gov/



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