Capital Project Tracking and Reporting SystemCity of St. Joseph, Missouri
Biosolids Machine

Project Information

Biosolids Machine

Project Manager: Lee Sommers

Current Project Status: Construction

Project Scope:
   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.  

Project Funding:
   2014 B MDFB Bonds

Project Funding Amount: $8,284,021.58

   Change Order No. 9 was executed adding 92 additional days to Final Completion for the Biosolids Project to which now makes Final Completion on June 23, 2017. The following activities are still on going as of June 2017: Biosolids Dryer: The demonstration polymer pump arrived on June 14th and the polymer Representative arrived and tuned in the polymer feed the following day. Andritz arrived on June 19th to perform startup of the dryer and the performance test schedule for the following week. It is anticipated that a Change Order for additional time is to be executed.  

Last Update: Thursday June 22, 2017