MA wastewater pumping station to receive significant upgrades with $5.5M contracting bid

C.H. Nickerson & Company announced it has won a $5.5 million dollar bid for facility upgrades at the Lake Avenue Waste Water Pumping Station in Worcester, Mass.

Torrington, CT, Nov. 14, 2012 -- C.H. Nickerson & Company, a Torrington-based general contractor announced it has won a $5.5 million dollar bid for facility upgrades at the Lake Avenue Waste Water Pumping Station in Worcester, Mass.

C.H. Nickerson’s construction plans for the Lake Avenue Station call for the replacement of antiquated machinery including turbine pumps and motors with new, state-of-the-art equipment. The new pumps and motors installed by Nickerson will be equipped with variable speed and frequency controls, which will allow workers to better control the wastewater flow from the pump station to the treatment facility.

The project also includes the reconfiguring of the layout of the pipe system, which was originally installed in 1952. This new layout will allow the station to run more efficiently and will increase the span of time between necessary equipment maintenance and upgrades.

The upgrades also include the replacement of current ultrasonic flow meters with an electromagnetic version that will allow for more accurate measurement of water flows. Additionally, the project calls for upgrades to the facility’s electrical generator and HVAC system as well as a new architectural design plan for the replacement of the station’s roof and roof fans.

“Nickerson is pleased to lead this project,” said Jon Miller, President of C.H. Nickerson & Company. “The upgrades we will install are critical to the pump station’s operations; and will help substantially to improve the station’s efficiency.”

Nickerson’s plan will allow the pump station to remain fully operational throughout the construction process and customers will not see any disruption in service.

The Lake Avenue project is expected to be fully complete by the end of 2014. The station currently distributes wastewater to the Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District, which serves approximately 20,000 ratepayers in the City of Worcester.

About C.H. Nickerson & Company

C.H. Nickerson & Company is a self-performing general contracting and design-build solutions provider, with industry-leading expertise in environmental construction, particularly water and wastewater treatment facilities. Nickerson has more than seven decades of project experience and an established reputation for project quality, safety, technical innovation and on-time and on-budget performance. The company is headquartered in Torrington, Connecticut, where it was founded in 1939.


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