Manchester, Connecticut

Town of Manchester Landfill Gas Collection System Improvement Project

Town of Manchester Landfill Gas Collection System Improvement Project
Updated on May 21, 2018

Press Information:
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

Week of May 21st: LFG well drilling activities have been completed. Header and lateral piping is being fused and prepared for installation. Trenching is anticipated to begin within two weeks.

Week of May 14th: LFG well drilling activities are scheduled to finish this week. There may be an increase in odors during the drilling work periods. 40 of the 42 new LFG Wells have been drilled and installed. 2 remain. Tranching work is expected to begin this week to install the lateral piping.

Week of May 7th: LFG well drilling activities are ongoing. There may be an increase in odors during the drilling work periods. 33 of the 42 new LFG Wells have been drilled and installed. 9 remain.

Week of April 30th: LFG well drilling activities are ongoing. There may be an increase in odors during the drilling work periods. 29 of the 42 new LFG Wells have been drilled and installed.

Week of April 23rd: LFG well drilling activities are ongoing. There may be an increase in odors during the drilling work periods. 22 of the 42 new LFG Wells have been drilled and installed.

Week of April 16th: LFG well drilling activities are ongoing. There may be an increase in odors during the drilling work periods. 12 of the 42 new LFG Wells have been drilled and installed.

Week of April 9th: LFG well drilling activities are ongoing. There may be an increase in odors during the drilling work periods. 5 of the 42 new LFG Wells have been drilled and installed.

Week of April 2nd: LFG well drilling activities have begun as of April 3, 2018.  All the sediment hay bales have been installed for erosion control and several landfill gas well locations have been surveyed and marked out for drilling over the next few weeks. There may be an increase in odors during the drilling work periods. 

Week of March 26th: Hay bales are being installed in preparation for well drilling. LFG well drilling activities should begin this week or the week of April 2nd after a delay due to the driller's schedule. LFG well locations will be surveryed and marked out.

Week of March 5th: Landfill Gas Well and Piping locations to be surveyed and marked out this week.  LFG well drilling activities should begin this week or the week of March 12th, weather dependent. This page will be updated as soon as drilling begins.

Week of February 26th: 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 sometime the week of March 5th.

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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