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City of Dunbar, WV

Wastewater System Improvements
Dunbar WWTP
Dunbar WWTP side view
This award-winning project for the City of Dunbar involved the replacement of the existing trickling filter plant with a 2.25 MGD Vertical Loop Reactor (VLR) plant. The project also included 45,600 ft. of storm and sanitary sewers and rehabilitation of nine (9) sewage-pumping stations. The Dunbar facility won the EPA Region III O & M Excellence Award, WV DEP Outstanding Plant Award and 1st place US EPA National Award for 1 MGD to 10 MGD Facilities and served as a prototype for the projects of other Ghosh clients.
  • 2.25 MGD Vertical Loop Reactor (VLR) Plant can handle wet weather flows up to 4.5 MGD

  • First VLR plant in the State of West Virginia

  • Treatment process better equipped the plant for nitrogen removal and energy efficiency

  • $17 million dollar project funded entirely through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF)

REPEAT CLIENT SATISFACTION: Ghosh Engineers has worked for the City of Dunbar since the late 90’s.  Having completed a large collection system improvement project in 2015, Ghosh was again hired in 2020 to perform a rehabilitation project for their plant pump station and various others upgrades at the plant and in the system.

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