CSO Tank in New Stanton, PA

In an effort to reduce the stormwater runoff and sewage overflow during periods of heavy rain, the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County embarked on an $8M expansion at the New Stanton Wastewater Facility which included construction of a 4.25 MG precast post-tensioned CSO tank designed and constructed by Dutchland LLC.

To maximize the space utilization under tight site constraints resulting from high-voltage electrical power lines, the 4.25 MG precast CSO tank was designed in a trapezoidal shape. The footprint of the tank measures 122’ x 192’ and 80’ by 186’ and includes a sloped base slab for drainage and wash down.

The most efficient tank design to accommodate the slope was a uniform 2’ thick base slab cast on an angle with wall heights varying from 37’ to 33’. The CSO tank also includes an elevated splitter box that protrudes above the walkways that splits flows into two chambers.

Dutchland manufactured 192 wall panels, 36 walkways, 6 walkway beams, 4 roof panels, 5 columns, and 3 beams for the CSO tank. The on-site construction time for the tank was scheduled to be completed less than 12 weeks.

Project goal:

Reduce the stormwater runoff and seward overlflow during periods of heavy rain.

Project details:

  • 192 wall panels

  • 36 walkways

  • 6 walkway beams

  • 4 roof panels

  • 5 columns

  • 3 beams

  • Less than 12 weeks of on-site construction time