Orange Treatment Plant
The City of Orange Township uses an average of 3.1 million gallons of water each day. The primary source of this water is from five wells located in the South Mountain Reservation. Prior to consumption, the water must be treated for microbial contamination and pH control; this work is performed at the Chestnut Street Treatment Facility constructed by Scafar in 2008.
The Orange Treatment Facility Project included improvements to the existing five potable water production wells, construction of the new treatment facility, pump station and the installation of well and pump station automation systems. The treatment facility’s 35’ deep well was located near a stream bed requiring extensive dewatering and processing through a carbon filtration system.