|Council OKs Phase II of water treatment plant by-pass project|
|Friday, November 09, 2012 12:40 PM|
Council heard on first reading a resolution for Safety Service Director Greg Berquist to enter into a contract with the successful bidder for a Phase II of Water Treatment Plant By-Pass Improvement Project on Monday.
Phase II includes bidding ($3,500), construction administration ($3,000); and construction observation ($4,300). Total construction is estimated to cost $247,000 with a Community Development Block Grant covering $194,500.
Berquist said the construction bids for the project opened on Thursday.
Berquist told council there is a bottleneck between the clearwells and the water plant and the improvements would increase the city’s capacity to provide water.
The clearwells are used for chlorine contact for water before it is moved to the upground tanks for distribution. The clearwells are currently connected so water has to go through all three before becoming available to move to the tanks. Part of the project will also include separating the clearwells so they can be used individually as well. This will also make it possible to put more water into the tanks in a shorter period of time.
Council OK’d Phase I of the project in June 2011, which included surveying ($2,200); preliminary design ($6,500); final design ($8,600); and EPA Permitting ($900). It was completed last year.
A budget meeting followed the regular council meeting.