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File #: 22-0950    Version: 2 Name: 6/21/22 FY23 WTP/WWTP Consortium Resolution
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/21/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/21/2022 Final action: 6/21/2022
Enactment date: 6/21/2022 Enactment #: R-22-199
Title: Resolution to Approve Bulk Chemical Purchases for the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants of Sodium Hypochlorite (JCI Jones Chemical - Approximately $238,500.00/year), Hydrofluorosilicic Acid (Alexander Chemical- approximately $31,892.00/year), Pebble Quicklime (Graymont - Approximately $747,500.00/year) and Ferric Chloride (PVS Technologies - Approximately $66,130.00/year) (estimated $1,084,022.00/year)
Attachments: 1. Consortium Fluoride_Alexander bid.pdf, 2. Consortium Lime_Graymont Western Lime Inc bid.pdf, 3. Consortium NaOCl_JCI bid.pdf, 4. Consortium Ferric chloride_PVS Technologies Inc. bid.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Bulk Chemical Purchases for the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants of Sodium Hypochlorite (JCI Jones Chemical - Approximately $238,500.00/year), Hydrofluorosilicic Acid (Alexander Chemical- approximately $31,892.00/year), Pebble Quicklime (Graymont - Approximately $747,500.00/year) and Ferric Chloride (PVS Technologies - Approximately $66,130.00/year) (estimated $1,084,022.00/year)
Memorandum
Your approval is requested to authorize the purchase of bulk chemicals (sodium hypochlorite, hydrofluorosilicic acid, pebble quicklime, ferric chloride), which are used in treatment processes at the City's Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants (WTP and WWTP).

In 2022, bids were obtained through the Mid-Michigan Drinking Water Consortium Bulk Chemicals Bid. The Consortium was formed in 2014 by mid-Michigan area utilities that soften drinking water with quicklime, to address chemical supply quality, competitive pricing, and residual disposal.

Consortium members include: Lansing Board of Water and Light; City of Jackson; City of Ann Arbor; East Lansing Meridian Water & Sewer Authority; City of Adrian; and City of Owosso.

Sodium Hypochlorite
The WTP uses sodium hypochlorite to maintain disinfection of drinking water in the distribution system. The estimated cost of this chemical for FY23 is $325,000.00/year for approximately 150,000 gallons with quarterly price changes.
Sodium Hypochlorite bids were as follows:
1. JCI Jones Chemical, $1.59 per gallon, price is subject to change quarterly
2. Alexander Chemical, $2.19 per gallon, price is firm for calendar quarterly only

Hydrofluosilicic Acid
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has established that 0.7 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of fluoride in drinking water is safe, healthy, and effective for preventing tooth decay. The City's source water contains approximately 0.3 mg/L of fluoride. The City uses hydrofluorosilicic acid to adjust the fluoride level to meet CDC's recommendation. The estimated...

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