Lynchburg WWTP CSO Reduction Improvements
Reducing sewage and stormwater discharge into the James River.
Part of Lynchburg’s Long Term Control Plan to address 132 overflow points within the sewer system, this $44.6 million project reduced the sewage and stormwater discharge into the James River and increased the facility’s wet weather pumping capacity to 76 mgd.
Specific improvements included a new 4-mg wet weather storage facility, backup generator, conversion of a clarifier to a high strength wastewater storage tank, and electrical building switchgear upgrade. Headworks upgrades included new pumps, screens, grit facility and electrical room. Work also included pump, piping and electrical upgrades to the primary sludge pump station and an upgrade to the CSO isolation gate to remove waste from outfall during wet weather events.
Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) Reduction
MGD Wet Weather Storage and Pumping Capacity
MGD Major Headworks Bypass Capacity