Binghamton Sewage Treatment Plant Floodwall UpdateAugust 31st, 2017
For the past year and a half, Streeter Associates has taken part in the major overhaul of the Binghamton-Johnson City Sewage Treatment Plant by constructing a massive concrete floodwall. Though the structure itself has a unique use, the methods used are no different than the approach taken with any concrete superstructure.
This project is part of a massive renovation to the Binghamton-Johnson City Sewage Treatment Plant, which was heavily damaged in the 2011 Binghamton Flood caused by a foot of rain being dropped on the area from Tropical Storms Irene and Lee.
The wall runs along the north side of the Sewage Treatment Plant, bordering the Susquehanna River, The height of the 3300 Foot-long wall ranges from several feet to 35 feet, and will ultimately use about 4,500 cubic yards of concrete - - or about 450 truck-loads.
In addition to the floodwall, two pump stations were constructed to remove any water that does make it around the wall.