Manchester, Connecticut

Town of Manchester Landfill Gas Collection System Improvement Project

Town of Manchester Landfill Gas Collection System Improvement Project
Updated: November 1, 2018

Press Information:
News Article: 
Contractor Missed Completion Date On Manchester Landfill Work; Stench Persists 10-12-18
News Article: Heat could bring increase in landfill odor complaints 8-28-18
News Article: Landfill reek may be gone by August 5-23-18
News Video: NBC Connecticut 30 Update on LFGCS Project 5-11-18
News Article: Work at Manchester Dump meant to curb Stink 5-11-18
News Video: NBC Connecticut 30 News Story on LFGCS Project  2-28-18 NBC 30
News Article: Manchester Moving on Plan to Stifle the Stink at Landfill  
                        3-1-18 Manchester Patch
News Article: Work to Start to Address Landfill Odors  3-7-18 Journal Inquirer
Radio Clip: What's that Smell? Part 1  3-1-18 WPLR 99.1 Chaz and AJ Show
Radio Clip: What's that Smell? Part 2  3-2-18 WPLR 99.1 Chaz and AJ Show

November 2018: The Contractor continues to install the main header and lateral gas piping on the southern half of the Landfill.  The contractor expects to activate an additional 10-13 wells, which would represent half of the 42 new LFG wells being completed.

October 2018: 10 landfill gas wells have been completed.  8 of the 10 new wells are currently active.  The main header piping was being installed on the southern half of the Landfill. Laterals continue to be installed to connect another 12 new wells.

September 2018: The Contractor continues to install lateral gas piping in the northern half of the Landfill.  The main header piping has been completely installed on the northern half. The expectation is that the northern half of the new LFG system will be online and collecting gas by the end of October.

August 2018: Upgrades to the Landfill Flare and related components were completed by Perennial Energy of Missouri. These included a secondary blower system, related controls and chart recorder. Piping Installation continued.

July 2018: Main Header Piping and Laterial installation continued on the northern portion of the Landfill. Pressure testing of completed sections was conducted.

June 2018: The Main Piping Header and Lateral installation continued. Heavy Rains required additional excavation and remediation work on trenches.

May 2018: The LFG header on the northern half of the Landfill began to be installed. A tie in connection to the existing system was also completed.

April 2018: LFG well drilling activities were completed and the header and laterial installation began.

March 2018: Landfill Gas Well and Piping locations to be surveyed and marked out. Erosion control measures were installed. LFG Drilling started at the end of the month.  

February 2018: A notice to proceed with construction has been issued to the contractor, and the drilling rig and piping supplies have arrived.  Construction is expected to commence in March.

The Town of Manchester Landfill will begin a significant construction project in February of 2018. The project includes installing 42 brand new Landfill Gas Collection System (LFGCS) wells, constructing and installing a brand new header piping system, and making significant investments in the LFGCS Flare infrastructure.  The LFGCS is designed to capture nuisance odors through a vacuum mechanism before the gas reaches the atmosphere, and convey the gas to the Flare where is combusted at an average temperature of 1,400 to 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit to destroy odor causing chemical compounds.

The project is expected to take approximately 90 working days.  This webpage will serve to update the public on the progress of the construction and installation of the new LFGCS system.  Also, when there is active drilling and/or digging as part of the project, we will notify the public here as there is likely to be a noticeable increase in nuisance odors while digging and/or drilling is taking place.  The Town has an approved Landfill disruption permit from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Upon completion of the project, it is estimated that 90-95% of the Landfill Gas that is currently being emitted by the Landfill mass/form will be captured and destroyed. For questions or concerns regarding the project, please contact Brooks W. Parker, Environmental Services Manager for the Manchester Landfill by email or by phone at 860-647-5279.

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