Project Manager: Lee Sommers
Current Project Status: Construction
Bio-Solids Project: Presently the final sludge from the Water Protection Facility contains a considerable amount of water and is transported to local agricultural fields to be land applied as a fertilizer. More stringent requirements from regulatory agencies may limit the ability of the City to continue to land apply this waste product, thus requiring this product be taken to a land fill. This project would construct a sludge drying facility that would dry the sludge to an 8% moisture content thus reducing the volume of the sludge to approximately 10% of its current volume. It also pelletizes the product for land application, placement in a land fill, or other beneficial reuse. The reduction of waste solids volume by 10 times will significantly reduce disposal costs and will also preserve available landfill capacity.
2014 B MDFB Bonds
SEWER FUND BAL
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The following activities are still on going as of February 2017:
Filter Press Building:
Work has been put on hold until the plant sludge process can be further evaluated.
Currently HDR is evaluating the Sludge Process to help get the sludge within the parameters stated in the Contract Documents. Digester No. 3 has been brought on line in order developed a testing process at mesophilic temperatures to reduce the ash content of the sludge.
Last Update: Wednesday February 22, 2017