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File #: 14-0464    Version: 2 Name: 4/21/14 - WTP Alternatives Analysis
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/21/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/21/2014 Final action: 4/21/2014
Enactment date: 4/21/2014 Enactment #: R-14-135
Title: Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with Black and Veatch, for the Water Treatment Plant Alternatives Analysis Project ($220,339.00)
Attachments: 1. Budget and Fee - WTP Alts Eval_Rev D1 19Mar2014, 2. Ann Arbor RFP No 881 Scope_Rev D1_19Mar2014, 3. Black and Veatch WTP Alternatives Analysis PSA.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with Black and Veatch, for the Water Treatment Plant Alternatives Analysis Project ($220,339.00)
Memorandum
Your approval is requested to approve a Professional Services Agreement with Black and Veatch in the amount of $220,339.00 for the Water Treatment Plant Alternatives Analysis.

All public drinking water systems are regulated by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The MDEQ performs an evaluation of all public water system every three years. In addition, the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act (Act 399) requires all public water systems to periodically complete a master plan. The MDEQ performed an evaluation at the City of Ann Arbor in 2013 and the City completed a Facilities Master Plan in 2006. In both instances, the recommendations included modifications or replacement of the Water Treatment Plant's Plant 1 treatment basins. The basins were built in 1938, are inefficient, do not meet current recommended design standards, and have exceeded their useful life. These basins provide reliability on average days and capacity during peak demand periods.

The goal of the Water Treatment Plant Alternatives Analysis project is to evaluate the need and feasibility for addressing several challenges facing the Water Treatment Plant, including the replacement of the Plant 1 treatment basins. Other items to be addressed include, but are not limited to, source capacity and quality during extended periods of drought, variations in water quality, and planning for compliance with future regulations. The project will also evaluate and provide recommendations on the Water Treatment Plant's solids handling and disposal options.

The project will provide feasibility level evaluations of source of supply and system reliability alternatives based on economic and non-economic considerations, with a focus on ensuring continued reliable service of the Ann Arbor drinking water system over ...

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