Equalization stations create capacity, prevent overflows and help equalize the flow through the system. The stations will temporarily store the excess wastewater and stormwater until the system has the capacity to handle it. These facilities are generally emptied within 48 hours.
Many factors go into selecting the site for an equalization station.
Hamm Road Equalization Station
Construction on the Hamm Road Equalization Station project began in Spring 2019. The project is designed to address SSOs in the area including the West Bank of the Tennessee River the near Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant. A total of three stations will be built at this location..
Check out this time lapse video of the construction.