November 15, 2011
Rotational Biological Contactors, or RBCs — cost $400,000 to $600,000 each, but are essential to the operations of the wastewater treatment plant. RBCs are 26-feet-long by 12-feet-wide cylinder-shaped pieces of equipment, made mostly of plastic, that continually rotate, passing waste water through the liners, thereby removing anaerobic bacteria (organic materials and ammonia) out of the water.
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The village board of trustees at its Nov. 10 meeting approved a proposal to publicly bid on contracting replacement parts for the Skaneateles Wastewater Treatment Plant that may cost $500,000.