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WPCA Capital Improvements

Referendum Public Hearing


City of Derby
Water Pollution Control Authority
Referendum Public Hearing
September 3, 2014
WPCA Capital Improvements
Referendum Public Hearing
Presentation Outline
Opening Statement by WPCA
Purpose of Referendum
How The City Got Here?
Wastewater System Understanding
Capital Improvement Projects
Capital Recovery Referendum Approach
Capital Recovery Non Referendum Approach
Why Have A Referendum?
Closing Statement by WPCA
Questions and Answers
WPCA Capital Improvements
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Presentation Outline
PUBLIC VOTE TO AUTHORIZE FUNDING
TO ADDRESS AND UPGRADE
AGING INFRASTRUCTURE INCLUDING:
South Division Street Wastewater Pumping Station
Burtville Avenue Wastewater Pumping Station
Roosevelt Drive Wastewater Pumping Station
Roosevelt Drive Forcemain Replacement
Route 34 Downtown Sanitary Sewers
Water Pollution Control Facility Phase I Upgrades
Water Pollution Control Facility Solids Handling System Upgrades
WPCA Capital Improvements
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Few capital improvements over the last 30 years
Rapidly deteriorating infrastructure (50 plus years old)
Recurring overflows to the Housatonic River
Skyrocketing operational costs
Skyrocketing sewer use fees
Enhancement of economic development opportunities
Due to these issues, in 2010 the WPCA began a 20-year
Wastewater Facilities Planning Project, which was recently
completed. The plan identified the immediate capital
needs which are included in this referendum
How The City Got Here
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Water Pollution
Control Facility
Pumping
Stations
Collection
System
Wastewater System Understanding
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4 Municipally Owned and Operated
South Division Street (1966)
Burtville Avenue (1965)
Roosevelt Drive (1965) last upgrade 1972
Patty Ann Terrace (1971) replaced in 2014
Three Pumping Stations are in FAILURE MODE
and Need Major Overhauls
Wastewater Pumping Stations
Pumping
Stations
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Wastewater Pumping Station Diagram
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South Division St. Pumping Station
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South Division St. Pumping Station
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Constructed in 1966 No Upgrades Since
Significant corrosion of underground steel structure
Safety Concerns:
30-ft deep without fall protection
Recurring electrical failures
Frequent station flooding
Costly Routine Maintenance
Monthly station failures
Weekly operational issues
Beyond its useful life
South Division St. Pumping Station
Pumping
Stations
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Submersible Non Clog Pumps
Piping and valves
Modern electrical & control system
Site paving, fencing and security
Concrete structures
Concrete utility building to house:
Electrical System
Control System
Emergency Generator
New South Division St. PS
Project Cost $830,000
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Burtville Avenue Pumping Station
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Burtville Avenue Pumping Station
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Constructed in 1965 No Upgrades Since
Safety Concerns:
20-ft deep without fall protection
Recurring electrical failures
Dangerous conditions for routine maintenance
Frequent station flooding
Insufficient:
Wetwell volume
Operations space
New site needed
Beyond its useful life
Burtville Avenue Pumping Station
Pumping
Stations
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Relocated Site
Submersible Non Clog Pumps
Piping and valves
Modern electrical & control systems
Site paving, fencing and security
Concrete structures
Concrete utility building to house:
Electrical System
Control System
Emergency Generator
New Burtville Avenue PS
Project Cost $1,070,000
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Overflow to
Housatonic River
2011 OSHA
Violation and Fines
Current DEEP
Enforcement Action
Roosevelt Drive Pumping Station
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Roosevelt Drive Pumping Station
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Roosevelt Drive Pumping Station
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Make Aerial Show Floodway
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Constructed in 1966 Last Upgrade 1972
Pumps 40-50% of all flow in Derby
Major Impacts on Economic Development
Located in Regulated River Floodway
Numerous overflows and fines
Daily operational issues
Weekly Failures
Significant operational costs
Beyond its useful life
New site needed
Overflow to
Housatonic River
Roosevelt Drive Pumping Station
Pumping
Stations
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Significant corrosion of underground steel structure
Steel Failures River Water Intrusion
Insufficient wetwell volume
Insufficient operations space
Cannot handle current flows (Overflows)
Constant Pump Clogging (Rags)
Safety Concerns
30-ft deep without fall protection
Recurring electrical failures
Dangerous conditions for routine maintenance
Regulated confined space entry
Overflow to
Housatonic River
Roosevelt Drive Pumping Station
Pumping
Stations
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Energy Efficient Pumps sized for planned economic development
Screening System for rag removal and pump longevity
Relocated Site out of Floodway
Piping and valves
Modern electrical & control systems
Site paving, fencing and security
Concrete structures
Concrete utility building to house:
Electrical System
Control System
Emergency Generator
New Roosevelt Drive PS
Project Cost $7,460,000
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Piped from new Pumping Station to WPCF
Increase Roosevelt Drive Pumping Station capacity
from 2,000 gallons per minute to 4,000 gallons per
minute
Pipe sized for planned economic development
increased from 12-inch diameter to 16-inch diameter
Improved long term maintenance access
Staged with Route 34 ConnDOT Widening project
for cost savings
New Roosevelt Drive Forcemain
Project Cost $3,780,000
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Current downtown sewers are undersized and limit
the ability for economic development, refurbishment
of defunct downtown properties and downtown re-
development
Pipe sized for planned economic development and
downtown re-development
Improved long term maintenance access
Project construction coordinated with ConnDOT
Route 34 Improvements/Widening project. WPCA
pays for pipe installation DOT pays for Paving,
Traffic Control, etc. resulting in significant cost
savings($3,000,000 to $6,000,000 savings)
Downtown/Route 34 Sewer Replacement
Project Cost $3,660,000
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Manual Rag Removal System
Ineffective Rag Removal (no
protection of WPCF equipment)
Labor Intensive/Costly Process
Structural Deterioration
Safety Issues
Permit Compliance Issues
Flooding
Water Pollution Control Facility
Preliminary Treatment System - Screening
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Automatic Screening System
1/4 Bar Spacing for maximum rag
removal
Screenings washer compactor
Reduced long term maintenance
Reduced Flooding
Stabilize normal WPCF flow
Maintaining Permit Compliance
Modern Technology
Water Pollution Control Facility
Preliminary Treatment System - Screening
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Influent Pumping System
Deficient Bearings
Inefficient Pumping System
Total of Three pumps
Daily Pump Clogging
Frequent Maintenance
Overheating Motors
Structural Concerns
Water Pollution Control Facility
Preliminary Treatment System Influent Pumping Station
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Influent Pumping System
Four energy efficient pumps
Piping and valves
Modern electrical & controls
Concrete repairs to structure
Brick repairs to building
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Preliminary Treatment System Influent Pumping Station
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Grit Removal System
Does not meet current standards
Insufficient Capacity resulting in
inefficient grit capture
Flooding during high flow
conditions
Odor concerns
Water Pollution Control Facility
Preliminary Treatment System Grit Removal
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Grit Removal System
Multiple Grit Trays in existing tank for
95% grit capture
Grit Processing/Cleaning System to
Reduce Odors
Piping and valves
Modern electrical & control system
Eliminate Safety Issues & Flooding
Water Pollution Control Facility
Preliminary Treatment System Grit Removal
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Anaerobic Digestion System
All equipment is original (1966)
Tank covers and building roof leak
Structural deterioration to roofs, tanks
and building
Equipment when operational
constantly clogged
System reduced sludge volume and
associated disposal costs by 50%
when operational ($60,000 per year)
All equipment is currently not
operational and is offline
Water Pollution Control Facility
Anaerobic Digestion System
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Anaerobic Digestion System
Fixed digester covers w/ gas collection system
Energy efficient digester mixing and heating
systems
Piping and valves
Modern electrical & control system
Structural repairs to building components
Gas turbine for digester heating and energy
production to reduce WPCF electrical costs
Renewable Green Energy Source
Reduce sludge volume and associated disposal
costs by up to 50% ($75,000 per year)
Allow for sludge processing from other
communities to offset user costs (regional
approach)
Water Pollution Control Facility
Anaerobic Digestion System
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Water Pollution Control Facility
Solids Handling System
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Solids Handling Facilities
Heart of the WPCF operations
Major impacts to WPCF permit compliance and
annual operating costs ($400,000 per year)
No Process Redundancy system runs 7 days a
week and operators are paid overtime or WPCF
would fail Permit Requirements!!!
Belt Filter Press (1980)
Constant Failures 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014!!
Rotary Thickener (1972)
Constant Failures 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014!!
All systems well beyond useful life and were
recommended for replacement in 2000!!
Water Pollution Control Facility
Solids Handling System
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Solids Handling Facilities
Consolidated Processing System 2 Belt Filter
Presses operating during normal WPCF hours
Dry Bulk Polymer Processing System
Odor Control Chemical Feed System
Modern Non-Clog Primary Sludge Pumping
Modern Non-Clog Secondary Sludge Pumping
Piping and valves
Modern electrical & control system
New external WPCF main electrical system sized for
future considerations
Structural repairs to building components
Allow for sludge processing from other communities
to offset user costs (regional approach)
Water Pollution Control Facility
Solids Handling System
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WPCF Phase I Upgrades - $8,940,000
Fine Screening System w/ Washer Compactor
Influent Pumping Station Upgrades
Grit Removal System Upgrades
Anaerobic Digestion System Upgrades
Possible Revenue Generation through Digestion System
Possible Renewable Energy through Green Digestion System
WPCF Solids Handling System Upgrades - $5,000,000
Fine Screening System w/ Washer Compactor
Influent Pumping Station Upgrades
Grit Removal System Upgrades
Possible Revenue Generation through Regional Sludge Processing
Water Pollution Control Facility
Project Summary
WPCA Capital Improvements
Referendum Public Hearing
Roosevelt Drive Pumping Station - $7.46 M
Roosevelt Drive Forcemain - $3.78 M
South Division Street Pump Station - $0.83 M
Burtville Avenue Pump Station - $1.07 M
WPCF Solids Handling System Upgrades - $5.00 M
Bid April 2014 - Project is Construction Ready
WPCF Phase I Upgrades - $8.94 M
Route 34 Sewer Improvements - $3.66 M
Total $30.74 M
All Projects include a contingency and an escalation to the
year of construction
Referendum Cost Summary
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Bar Chart Here
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6,831 Citywide Blended Residential and Commercial
Units
Single Family = 1 Unit
Two Family = 2 Unit
Three Family = 3 Unit
Condo Unit = 1 Unit
Mixed Use/Commercial Units based on Flow Conversion to
Residential Equivalent (153 gpd)
Units Breakdown
Residential 5,358
Mixed Use 193
Commercial 1,280
Total 6,831
Capital Recovery
Referendum Approach
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Current Typical Single Family Bill
Flat Fee = $250.00
Consumption Fee = $115.00
Total $365.00
After Referendum Typical Single Family Bill
Flat Fee = $250.00
Consumption Fee = $115.00
Capital Recovery Fee = $257.00
Total $622.00
WPCA to Implement Multiple Payments for entire bill which
will avoid other City Taxes (July/Property Tax Season)
Capital Recovery
Referendum Approach
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Current Typical Two Family Bill
Flat Fee = $500.00
Consumption Fee = $230.00
Total $730.00
After Referendum Typical Single Family Bill
Flat Fee = $500.00
Consumption Fee = $230.00
Capital Recovery Fee = $514.00
Total $1,244.00
WPCA to Implement Multiple Payments for entire bill which
will avoid other City Taxes (July/Property Tax Season)
Capital Recovery
Referendum Approach
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Division St Pumping Station - $830,000
$61 per unit capital recovery fee per year for 2 years
Burtville Avenue Pumping Station - $1,070,000
$80 per unit capital recovery fee per year for 2 years
Roosevelt Drive Pumping Station - $7,460,000
$365 per unit capital recovery fee per year for 3 years
Roosevelt Drive Pumping Station Forcemain - $3,780,000
$280 per unit capital recovery fee per year for 2 years
Route 34 / Downtown Sewer Replacement - $3,660,000
$270 per unit capital recovery fee per year for 2 years
WPCF Solids Handling System Replacement - $5,000,000
$370 per unit capital recovery fee per year for 2 years
WPCF Phase I Upgrades - $8,940,000
$437 per unit capital recovery fee per year for 3 years
Significant Variations in Capital Recovery Cost Per Unit per Year
Capital Recovery
Non-Referendum Approach
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Capital Recovery fees would be a special assessment assessed
by the WPCA. Special assessments would be due in full in 30
days.
Assessments could be issued at any time due to the condition of
the equipment, making it difficult for household budgeting
Project assessments may not be staggered resulting in multiple
assessments per year (i.e. $370 for WPCF solids handling and
$365 for Roosevelt Drive Pumping Station or $735 assessed in
one year)
Unpredictability of assessments can result in significant
fluctuations in annual costs per year (i.e. $365 one year to $1,100
the next year)
NOTE:
The capital recovery fees are for project capital costs only. Additional
costs for emergency operations until projects are completed could be
required and are not included
Capital Recovery
Non-Referendum Approach
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You are voting on How the capital projects are
paid for not whether the capital projects need to
be completed.
Gives you the choice of How to pay for these
projects.
Why Have a Referendum?
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Citywide benefit
Address Administrative Enforcement Actions
from CT DEEP
Stabilizes annual WPCA budget
Stabilizes financial impacts to system users
Addresses Environmental Concerns
Limits cities risk related to emergency
replacement and associated costs /
environmental impacts
Allows for Economic Development and Growth
WPCA Closing Statement
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QUESTIONS?
City of Derby
Water Pollution Control Authority