Electrical problem latest in string of delays to Randolph sewage station

Posted Feb. 16, 2011, at 9:59 a.m.

RANDOLPH, Maine — Officials in Randolph say an electrical problem in an alarm system is delaying activation of a new sewage pump station that’s been beset with problems

The pump station was supposed to be completed by Sept. 1, but an accident that month broke part of the building’s foundation, and it had an untreated wastewater release into the Kennebec River in December.

Sewer plant superintendent Sonny James tells the Kennebec Journal that the pumps in the station are working but that alarms designed to alert workers when there’s a pump failure keep sounding.