Chemical Storage Building For New Well Case Study
The Caruthers Community Services District (CCSD) recently started work on a project that includes adding a new water supply well to create a long-term and reliable source of safe drinking water in an area that has historically experienced quality issues.
Caruthers, California, located in California’s Central Valley, has a population of 2100, with 572 households currently serviced by two active wells. This project builds a new well and transmission main that connects it to the existing wells.
Shelter Works provided a fiberglass chemical storage shelter to protect the chlorine drum and pump located at the well site.
The 4’ x 6’ x 8’ chemical storage shelter has a complete electrical package that includes a single-phase load center, 2 GFCI Receptacles, a 4’ vapor-proof fluorescent light fixture with a corresponding switch, and a corrosion-resistant shutter mount exhaust fan.
Part of the shelter’s custom design is the 4’ x 4’ wood reinforcement panel manufactured into the interior side of the rear wall of the enclosure. The panel is for mounting the chlorine pump that pulls chlorine from a 55-gallon drum and feeds it through the shelter’s wall to the chlorine injection tap.
The shelter also has a 4068 door with stainless steel 3-point door hardware, 15” x 15” safety glass window, and a trip-proof threshold. The door’s width and threshold make for the replacement of used chemical drums. The window allows a technician to view the equipment inside w/o having to enter the shelter.
Shelter Works fiberglass shelters offer:
- Corrosion Resistance – Fiberglass is durable and can withstand chemical exposure, pollution, and weather.
- Durability – Fiberglass is known for its strength and longevity. It stands up to extreme temperatures and harsh environmental conditions without degradation.
- UV Resistance – Shelter Works uses gelcoats that increase the fiberglass’s UV resistance. The gelcoat bonds to the fiberglass substrate during the manufacturing process. It will not chip or flake like paint.
Shelter Works fiberglass enclosures will not rust, rot, corrode, or decay. They are custom manufactured to withstand the rigors of the environment and exposure to chemicals like chlorine, sodium bisulfite, and sodium hypochlorite, often used in water and wastewater treatment. They are the ideal solution for chemical storage.