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File #: 19-1095    Version: 1 Name: 7/15/19 - Purchase Vactor w/ Recycler from Jack Doheny Companies
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/15/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/15/2019 Final action: 7/15/2019
Enactment date: 7/15/2019 Enactment #: R-19-339
Title: Resolution to Authorize the Purchase of a 2020 Vactor Combination Sewer and Catch Basin Cleaner from Jack Doheny Companies (Sourcewell Bid - $571,090.00)
Attachments: 1. Sourcewell Contract - Vactor.pdf, 2. Doheny Vactor Recycler Quote.pdf
Title
Resolution to Authorize the Purchase of a 2020 Vactor Combination Sewer and Catch Basin Cleaner from Jack Doheny Companies (Sourcewell Bid - $571,090.00)
Memorandum
The attached resolution authorizes the purchase of one 2020 Vactor Combination Sewer and Catch Basin Cleaner mounted on a 2020 Western Star 4700 chassis (the Vactor) at a cost of $571,090.00 through the Sourcewell cooperative purchasing program (contract #122017-FSC) for use by the Public Services Area, Public Works Unit.

The Vactor combines high pressure water and a powerful vacuum to clean sewers, catch basins, and to vacuum-excavate soils. Vactors are the City's primary tool to clean and maintain its sewer systems. All City vacuum trucks are Vactor brand and thus have interchangeable parts, which allows a substantial reduction in parts inventory. Having the same brand also allows operators more familiarity with the equipment so as to reduce training time and improves operations.

This Vactor will be equipped with a water recycler that will allow extended cleaning sessions while reducing overall water consumption. Our current Vactor units use clean water as the supply that is forced through the nozzles at high pressure to actually clean the pipes or cut through blockages. Once this clean water tank is depleted, the crew must suspend their operations and take the Vactor to be refilled with clean water. All the clean water is discharged during operations into the sewer system.

The recycler unit cleans the liquid that is being vacuumed from the sewers and reuses it instead of clean water if the pipe flow is adequate. This allows extended cleaning sessions, reduced water consumption for operations, less water discharged into the storm and sanitary sewers and less road time for the vehicle travelling back and forth for clean water.

This unit will replace asset #2620, a Vactor combination sewer and catch basin cleaner mounted on a 2012 Kenworth chassis that has 9,073 hours of use and whos...

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