City Public Works Launching $33.1 Million In Wastewater Projects Required By Consent Decree

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The city of Chattanooga is launching $33.1 million in wastewater projects required under a sweeping consent decree with the EPA.

The City Council on Tuesday night was set to approve 13 initial projects totaling $5 million.

A project on Agawela Drive will restore a stream to a more natural channel. City Engineer Bill Payne said this is similar to a project performed next to the First Tee Golf Course at Hickory Valley Road.

Funding will pay come through a state TDEC financing program.

Here are the 13 projects:

j) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Arcadis U.S., Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-09-011-101, Orchard Knob Sanitary Pump Station Improvements, for an amount not to exceed $652,517.00. (District 9.)

k) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-09-013-102, Collegedale Sewer Basin Pump Station Improvements, for an amount not to exceed $967,000.00. (District 4.)

l) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Volkert, Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-10-012-101, Telemetry and SCADA Upgrades to the Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant and Remote Facilities, for an amount not to exceed $436,000.00. (District 1.)

m) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-11-007-102, Effluent Disinfection System Upgrade for the Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant, for an amount not to exceed $732,000.00. (District 1.)

n) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Consolidated Technologies, Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-010-101, 201 Facility Plan Update, for an amount not to exceed $215,000.00. (District Citywide.)

o) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Littlejohn Engineering Associates, Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-011-101, CMOM-Gravity Line Preventative Maintenance Plan, for an amount not to exceed $89,950.00. (District Citywide.)

p) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with CDM Smith, Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-012-101, Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant Process Control Program, for an amount not to exceed $283,310.00. (District 1.)

q) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with CH2M Hill for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-013-101, CMOM-Emergency Response Plan, for an amount not to exceed $150,000.00. (District 1.)

r) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Brown and Caldwell for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-014-101, CMOM-Pump Station Operations and Preventative Maintenance Plan, for an amount not to exceed $218,125.00. (District Citywide.)

s) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Lamar Dunn and Associates, Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-015-101, Green Infrastructure Master Plan for CSO Basins, for an amount not to exceed $303,380.00. (District Citywide.)

t) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Burns and McDonnell Engineering Company for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-016-101, Citico CSOTF Pump Station Improvement Study, for an amount not to exceed $160,000.00. (District 9.)

u) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Hazen and Sawyer, P.C. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-017-101, Hydraulic and Pump Station Improvements at the Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant, for an amount not to exceed $607,930.00. (District 1.)

v) A resolution authorizing the Administrator of the Department of Public Works to enter into an agreement with HDR Engineering, Inc. for professional services relative to Contract No. W-12-018-101, Supplemental Environmental Project-Agawela Drive Stream Restoration, for an amount not to exceed $159,000.00. (District 5.)


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