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File #: 21-0756    Version: 2 Name: 6/7/21 FY22 WTP/WWTP Consortium Resolution
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/7/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/7/2021 Final action: 6/7/2021
Enactment date: 6/7/2021 Enactment #: R-21-186
Title: Resolution to Approve Bulk Chemical Purchases for the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants of Sodium Hypochlorite (JCI Jones Chemical - Approximately $107,400.00/year), Hydrofluorosilicic Acid (Alexander Chemical- approximately $26,384.00/year), Pebble Quicklime (Graymont - Approximately $717,500.00/year) and Ferric Chloride (PVS Technologies - Approximately $50,320.00/year) (estimated $901,604.00/year)
Attachments: 1. Alexander.pdf, 2. JCI Jones.pdf, 3. Graymont.pdf, 4. PVS.pdf, 5. 2021 Consortium Bid Tab.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Bulk Chemical Purchases for the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants of Sodium Hypochlorite (JCI Jones Chemical - Approximately $107,400.00/year), Hydrofluorosilicic Acid (Alexander Chemical- approximately $26,384.00/year), Pebble Quicklime (Graymont - Approximately $717,500.00/year) and Ferric Chloride (PVS Technologies - Approximately $50,320.00/year) (estimated $901,604.00/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 2021, 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 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.

Sodium Hypochlorite
The WTP uses sodium hypochlorite to maintain disinfection of drinking water in the distribution system. The estimated cost of this chemical for FY22 is $107,400.00/year for approximately 150,000 gallons.
Sodium Hypochlorite bids were as follows:
1. JCI Jones Chemical, $0.716 per gallon
2. Olin, $0.7395 per gallon
3. Alexander Chemical, $0.8274 per gallon

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 ad...

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