JWCE Wins Large Order — Large Monster Grinders Headed to Indiana

Today JWC Environmental received a large order for three Channel Monster 9020-XDM3.0 grinders for a project in Goshen Indiana. These massive dual-shafted sewage grinders, standing over 16′ (4.8m) tall, are scheduled for installation as part of a new combined sewer overflow (CSO) treatment facility project.

JWC representative Bill Cantwell with Henry P. Thompson and Bowen Engineering worked for months with Donohue-Associates to design the project and integrated the Channel Monster as part of upgrades in Goshen. Some of the funding came from the Federal stimulus known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The Channel Monster 9020-XDM3.0 shreds solids while processing up to 59 million gallons per day (9306 m3/h).  These massive Monsters are designed with larger cutters, shafts and housings so the grinders can process heavy debris and first flush storm loading. Bigger cutters also help the process – giant solids are ground up so they pass through pumps but are still large enough for headworks screens to capture and remove them.

The City of Goshen, the ‘Maple City’, boasts an estimated population of 31,500 people. The city is the center of Indiana’s Amish country and is annually ranked as one of the top ten most affordable housing markets in the country.

Goshen is also a CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) community and currently has 39 lift stations that convey the sewage to the Wastewater Treatment Plant through 90 miles of sewers. The WWTP is designed to treat an annual average flow of 5 million gallons per day (789 m3/h) and a peak wet weather flow of 12.5 million gallons per day (1972 m3/h).

JWC has received several dozen orders funded by the Stimulus Act and our factories in California, Georgia and Virginia are proud to help rebuild America’s wastewater treatment plants.