Case Study

Monster Keeps Wipes At Bay In Billerica, MA

Source: JWC Environmental
Monster Keeps Wipes At Bay In Billerica, MA

Billerica, Massachusetts embodies an ideal American suburb – picturesque streets, quaint houses, inviting storefronts and a central city square perfect for socializing with fellow neighbors and visitors. Located just 50 minutes north of Boston, Billerica is also a prime spot for young families who want the convenience of a close-by city with the atmosphere of a restful community. As the population has grown over the last few decades — hitting just over 40,000 at the last census — so has the amount of debris flowing through the area’s wastewater treatment system, especially the amount of rags and “flushable” wipes. This extra influent was causing undue stress, equipment damage, and unscheduled maintenance at one of the area’s largest pump stations, and the city looked to a waste reduction solution that would permanently eliminate these problems.