A Sweet Deal On Sewage Items

Posted: February 07, 1988

Just in case you're interested in buying a piece of used sewage-treatment equipment, Voorhees Township is having a sale.

Voorhees Township sewer-utility officials will hold their first auction of sewage-treatment equipment at 10 a.m. Thursday at the township's now-defunct sewage-treatment plant on Rural Avenue.

As were other such plants in the county, Voorhees Township's sewage- treatment plant was closed in October when the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority began treating the township's sewage at its regional treatment plant in Camden.

For sale on Thursday will be a used sewage centrifuge, which pulled sludge out of the sewage system for about eight years, said township administrator Charles F. Mann.

The minimum bid for the piece, which is about as big as a car and weighs more than one, is $500, Mann said.

The centrifuge will be sold to the highest bidder, and the money will go into the budget for the sewer utility, which still collects sewage in the township, Mann said.

"Anyone who cares to buy a used centrifuge, come on down," Mann said. ''It's being sold as is, where is."

Mann said the most likely buyers of a used sewage-plant centrifuge were officials from municipalities that still treated sewage locally or operators of private sewage-treatment plants.

Whoever buys the thing will have to dismantle it and remove it from the second floor of the sewage-processing building at the sewage-treatment plant, Mann said.

And if the buyer or anyone else is interested in the rest of the equipment at the treatment plant, Mann said the township would auction off those items at a future date.

Mann said the township was seeking to sell the rest of the equipment from the plant, which the township is dismantling. "Anything anyone would be interested in, we would be interested in selling," Mann said.

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