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. 10 was executed adding 90 additional days to Final Completion for the Biosolids Project to which now makes Final Completion on September 21, 2017. The following activities are still on going as of July 2017: Biosolids Dryer: 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. Andritz returned after July 4th to perform dryer optimization and the performance test. In optimizing the equipment the belt on the dryer failed and we are currently on a hold mode until the new belt can be shipped to the site.  

Last Update: Thursday July 27, 2017