Merrimack voters asked to fund makeover at aging wastewater treatment plant
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After 50 years in operation, the town’s wastewater treatment plant needs a critical makeover, according to its managers.
Corroded pipes and valves, rusty and obsolete equipment and other issues require significant improvements at the facility along Mast Road. While workers have managed to keep the sewer plant operating without any major problems, Sarita Croce, assistant director of public works, said more must be done to increase energy efficiency, improve employee safety and address handicap accessibility.
Spare parts for aging equipment are no longer available, and duct tape and paper clips only go so far, according to Croce.