|Council OKs Phase II of water treatment plant by-pass project|
|Written by Nancy Spencer|
|Tuesday, November 06, 2012 12:03 PM|
DELPHOS — Improvements in Delphos providing water within the city at peak usage times are coming.
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 will be 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.
“Right now there is an 8-inch line in there and we will install an additional 12-inch line,” Berquist said.
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.
The next council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 19.
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