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File #: 15-0567    Version: 1 Name: 6/15/15 - WTP Quicklime Purchase
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/15/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/15/2015 Final action: 6/15/2015
Enactment date: 6/15/2015 Enactment #: R-15-209
Title: Resolution to Approve Purchase of Quick Lime for Water Treatment Services from Graymont Western Lime Inc. (estimated $565,450.00/yr)
Attachments: 1. Mid-Michigan Consortium Chemicals - Bid Tab (2).pdf, 2. Mid-Michigan Consortium Chemicals Bid.pdf, 3. Graymont - Mid Mich - Lime.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Purchase of Quick Lime for Water Treatment Services from Graymont Western Lime Inc. (estimated $565,450.00/yr)
Memorandum
Your approval is requested to authorize the purchase of quick lime for the Water Treatment Services Unit. The Water Treatment Plant uses quick lime for softening the drinking water. The estimated cost of this chemical for FY16 is $565,450.00.

Bids were obtained through the 2015 Mid-Michigan Drinking Water Consortium Bulk Chemicals Bid. The Mid Michigan Consortium was formed in 2014 by utilities in the mid-Michigan area that soften drinking water with quicklime to address chemical supply quality, competitive pricing, and residual disposal. The Consortium members include: Lansing Board of Water and Light; City of Battle Creek; City of Jackson; City of Howell; City of Ann Arbor; City of Fenton; East Lansing Meridian Water & Sewer Authority; Plainfield Township; City of Owosso; Marion-Howell-Osceola-Genoa Water Authority; and Tri-County Regional Planning Commission.

The following bids for quick lime were received:

Graymont Western Lime $131.50/ton
Carmeuse Lime $132.55/ton
Mississippi Lime $165.00/ton

It is recommended that the bid be accepted and the purchase order be awarded to Graymont Western Lime Inc., as the lowest responsible bidder, to provide quick lime to the Water Treatment Service Unit FY16.

Funds are specifically budgeted for this purchase in the approved FY16 Operations and Maintenance Budget for the Water Supply System Fund.
Staff
Prepared by Larry Sanford, Assistant Manager, Water Treatment Services
Reviewed by: Craig Hupy, Public Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Steven D. Powers, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, The Water Treatment Services Unit needs to soften the drinking water to meet water quality objectives;

Whereas, Softening drinking water by using quick lime is the most cost effective method for softening the City's drinking water;

Wher...

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