The existing wastewater treatment plant was built towards the end of the 1950s, and parts of it have been expanded and rebuilt over the years.
In order for Nora Municipality to grow and additional areas to be connected to the municipal wastewater treatment system, it was decided that a new wastewater treatment plant needed to be built. The new plant will be placed next to the existing one, allowing the old plant to continue to operate until the construction of the new one has been completed.
While the tanks in the old plant are uncovered, the new plant will have a roof that will improve the working environment considerably. As the roof will also reduce problems related to unpleasant odours and noise, the negative impact on the surrounding area will be significantly reduced for the new plant.
ELVA ProcessAutomation AB has entered into a partnering agreement with Samhällsbyggnadsförbundet Bergslagen (‘The Bergslagen Association of Local Authorities’) for the construction of the new wastewater treatment plant. In turn, Hydria Water have signed an agreement with ELVA ProcessAutomation AB to manufacture and deliver plastic chain scrapers, scum pipes, and outlet weirs for five clarifying tanks.
The construction process began with excavation work at the end of 2020, and is projected to be completed in Summer 2022. The machines are currently being manufactured and will shortly be installed by Hydria Water.