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File #: 22-0014    Version: Name: 2/7/22 Water Research Foundation Grant and Associated Agreements
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/7/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/7/2022 Final action: 2/7/2022
Enactment date: 2/7/2022 Enactment #: R-22-019
Title: Resolution to Accept a Grant from the Water Research Foundation ($100,000.00), Approve a Project Funding Agreement with the Water Research Foundation ($450,082.00), and Approve a Research Agreement with the University of Michigan ($192,500.00) for Research at the Water Treatment Plant
Attachments: 1. AA_UMich_Research Agreement_12.13.2021.docx, 2. 5151 Ann Arbor PFA draft (12.13.21)(WRF 12-13)_12.14.2021 2 PM.docx
Title
Resolution to Accept a Grant from the Water Research Foundation ($100,000.00), Approve a Project Funding Agreement with the Water Research Foundation ($450,082.00), and Approve a Research Agreement with the University of Michigan ($192,500.00) for Research at the Water Treatment Plant
Memorandum
This resolution requests approval for the research project, funding mechanisms, and agreements for the research project entitled "Impact of UV treatment on microbial communities in a full-scale drinking water distribution system." In collaboration with the University of Michigan, the City submitted a grant proposal to the Water Research Foundation's Tailored Collaboration Research Program to seek funding for this project. The project is designed to further the City's understanding of its UV treatment system and inform decisions about how the system is operated to optimize quality of the City's drinking water.

The City of Ann Arbor was awarded a grant from the Water Research Foundation in the amount of $100,000.00. The award requires the approval of two agreements, one with the Water Research Foundation ($450,082.00) and the other with the University of Michigan ($192,500.00).

The Water Treatment Plant (WTP) recently installed a UV irradiation system to augment its ability to disinfect the drinking water for Cryptosporidium, which is a protozoan microbial parasite that has been found in the Huron River. This research project will examine benefits of UV treatment to downstream water quality and identify optimal operating conditions for the system.

The City of Ann Arbor has had a long history of research partnerships with Dr. Raskin
and her research team at University of Michigan. Over that past three years, University of Michigan doctoral students have studied the City's filters, ozone disinfection system, and distribution system, focusing on microbiology that inhabits these processes. In 2021, The Water Research Foundation - an organization that supports and a...

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