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Package Wastewater Treatment Plant Money Saving Tips

Estuaries teeming with wildlife; pristine lakes, clear rivers and streams and the drinking water that flows from the taps in our homes all depend on proper wastewater treatment. The types of pollutants present in wastewater can vary depending on the chemicals and waste deposited into it.


Fertilizer runoff and fecal waste for example cause a high level of biochemical oxygen demand or BOD and this depletes oxygen that fish and other aquatic organisms need to live. Nitrates and phosphates, pathogens, metals chemicals and numerous other irritants or pollutants can damage the environment and human health.


Aging wastewater systems however, begin to run less efficiently or can break down. New or aging industrial facilities, planned unit developments, office parks, even restaurants need to consider a decentralized water treatment facility. When determining the necessity of a package wastewater treatment plant, ask these types of questions:


  • Will you process items that leave the resulting water heavy with BOD, oils or grease?

  • Will any processing involve metal manufacture that contaminate wastewater with suspended solids and/or metals?

  • Will inorganic contaminants be discharged at high levels?


Updating an aging wastewater treatment system with a package wastewater treatment plant can pay off according to what experts calculate as the “triple bottom line,” which encompasses the financial, social and environmental impacts of a project. Environmental gains are obvious.


In terms of social impact, businesses can report their efforts back to a consuming public increasingly concerned about sustainability and green business practices.


The third part of the triple bottom line involves financial considerations such as:


  • Water recycling and reuse with the right plant can pay dividends, particularly for metal plating and finishing companies or food and beverage manufacturers that use a lot of water. Recycling and reusing treated water can reduce the water bill of fresh water pumped from the municipality, in some cases, cutting up to five times fresh water used while still maintaining sanitary business practices.

  • Industrial users can recycle wastewater as boiler feed or use it in a cooling tower after firms remove at least some of the contaminants. Failure to remove contaminants can cause costly damage to equipment or problematic issues such as organic growth, fouling, scaling and corrosion. The net effect of these issues can:

  • reduce plant productivity

  • cause excessive downtime

  • require costly repairs or equipment replacement in the future

  • Save chemical costs as business owners accrue huge chemical bills in their efforts to nurse along an older water treatment plant while trying to avoid fines or penalties

  • And finally, speaking of the EPA, companies can avoid potentially hefty fines or penalties. Releasing pollutants back into the environment can cause costly fines that can rack up tens of thousands of dollars per day alongside the threat of jail time.

Mack Industries’ precasting operations are both NPCA and PCI certified. All precast structures built by Mack Industries are poured under controlled conditions for optimal quality. In addition to extended aeration systems, Mack Industries offers solutions for other methods of treatment such as oxidation ditch, MRB and SBR.  


Precast wastewater modules offer several design advantages based on the needs of the institution, municipality or business that needs the wastewater system. Among the advantages it includes:


  • Swift installation compared to poured concrete

  • Long service life – a concrete tank can last well over 40 years and often last longer

  • Low maintenance

  • Regulatory compliance

  • Custom designs available

Mack Industries offers our customers the full package. Unique among precast concrete companies, Mack Industries provides a turnkey system, complete with mechanicals, pipes and equipment. Our engineers can offer project consultation from plans and drawings through installation for decades of EPA compliance.


Mack Industries can and has completed systems suitable for residential, commercial and industrial use, from small aeration projects to commercial treatment plants that handle in excess of 1,000,000 gallons per day.


Mack Industries operates several locations in Ohio, western Pennsylvania, Michigan and Florida to service a multi-state area. Contact Mack Industries today for a consultation on replacing an aging wastewater treatment project or installing new facilities by calling us at 800-482-3111. Together we build tomorrow’s infrastructure. 

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