Norfolk City Council Approves Bid to Recondition Belt Filter Press

NORFOLK - The Norfolk City Council has accepted a low bid of just over $205,000 from Alfa Laval Ashbrook Simon-Hartley, Inc. to recondition a belt filter press for the Water Pollution Control Plant.  Plant Superintendent Todd Bolling told members council members that the belt filter press is used to dewater solids that come into the plant.  Bolling said a new press would cost about $500,000 and have the same warranty and life expectancy as the reconditioned equipment.  The work will take about five months, and Bolling says his crews will run the second belt filter press at the plant extra hours during that time. He says that machine is about six years newer than the one being reconditioned, and work on it is included in his long-term budget.