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Effluent Disc Filter Project Moves Forward

Filters for Project Arrive

HOVMSD filters in placeWork on Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (HOVMSD) Effluent Disc Filter Project is moving forward with the arrival of six filters from Sweden. The filters have arrived on site and are being placed inside the building through a side wall. Contractors’ work to connect the filters to existing systems is expected to continue over the remainder of the year.

The project involves the installation of an additional effluent filtration step as a tertiary level of treatment to enable the District to meet its wastewater effluent permit requirements for suspended solids and phosphorus. The system is being installed in an existing building on the HOVMSD campus, using existing tanks. It will be fully integrated into the utility’s control system.

“We’re pleased with the progress on the project to date,” said Brian Helminger, HOVMSD District Director. “So far, it is proceeding according to schedule, and if all of the materials required to complete the project arrive on time it will continue to. We are hoping to have the system installed and to begin performance testing before the end of this year.

Helminger says the project has also included required upgrades to the building’s HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system as well as a new roof and additional locker room space for employees.

HOVMSD filters in processThe project is being funded with a loan from the Clean Water Fund. More information about the project is available at https://hvmsd.org/disc-filter-project/.


Established in 1974, the Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District provides cost-effective wastewater collection and treatment for its member communities while protecting public health, safety and the quality of the environment. Member communities include the city of Kaukauna, the Villages of Little Chute, Kimberly and Combined Locks, and the Darboy Sanitary District.