The compost facility was constructed in 1994 and is now 21 years old. Merrimack has successfully composted since 1982.
An extensive analysis was completed that looked at various disposal and utilization options for wastewater sludge. Continued Town operated composting is the least expensive alternative.
The equipment used to operate and produce a high quality compost has reached the end of its useful life. This project will replace and improve the following:
- Replace 3 compost mixers with 2 larger mixers
- Building improvements to include a new roof and suppports, new nuts and bolts on the main beams. The atmosphere is highly corrosive.
- Replace computer control system (SCADA)
- Electrical upgrades
The project is complete!