Atherton Wastewater Plant Valve Replacement
Little Blue Valley Sewer District
The Atherton plant, located in Independence, MO, services multiple Missouri cities, including Independence, Blue Springs, and Lee’s Summit, with a total land area of approximately 278 square miles. The plant maintains eight pumps that keep the entire area running.
Recently, P1 took on the job of replacing two of these 36” valves. The critical valves and their associated pumps are the primary valves used at the entrance to the plant.
With just a short five-day timeline, the project consisted of isolating the plant to a single side (A side and B side, in the raw wastewater pump station), removing the old valve, and installing the new valve. Once the first valve was complete, the plant isolated the opposite side and the process was repeated.