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Sewage    
 
 
 Benedictine dumps raw sewage into the James River
 
The Benedictine Abbey has its own sewage treatment plant authorized to process up to 15,000 gallons of waste per day by the DEQ and EPA - DEQ Permit
 
Benedictine’s sewage treatment plant outputs clear, clean and chlorinated water
 
Benedictine’s sewage treatment plant is unserviceable 
 
Benedictine’s sewage treatment plant meets all Department of Environmental Quality and Environmental Protection Agency codes
 
Benedictine’s sewage treatment plant recently passed a DEQ 5-year inspection. DEQ Permit

 
 
Benedictine’s sewage treatment facility is old and in a state of disrepair 
 
The parts and equipment associated with sewage treatment plant are  replaced and upgraded on an ongoing basis to assure that the plant is always operating optimally
Automatic generator to support during power outages and replacement parts for all equipment are maintained on site


It would cost Benedictine millions of dollars to replace the sewage treatment plant on site

 
Estimates to fully replace the sewage treatment plant at the Abbey is less than $300 thousand ($160 parts, $140 labor) based on two independent bids received from commercial firms that build such plants



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