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Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades
Additional upgrades are being completed at our Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).

New solids handling equipment will be installed to improve treatment, safety, and efficiency. Wastewater flows include paper products, such as toilet paper, and other solid materials that we normally remove from the water prior to the biological treatment process. The WWTP Screening Upgrades will add a new in-channel grinder at the headworks (where flows enter the WWTP) to "grind up" solids to protect downstream pumps and then the new rotary perforated screen will remove these solids and deposit them in a dumpster where they are then transported to the local landfill.  The Department has selected a contractor, Foley Mechanical, to perform the installation and remove existing equipment which has a recent history of failures.  Estimated Project Cost is $140,000. 

Work is also planned on one of the clarifiers, large basins used for treating water prior to discharge in the Kansas River.  The concrete floor of the clarifier requires rehabilitation and we plan to overall the main drive that operates large rotating equipment within the clarifier. Painting of the metal structure components is also planned.  The WWTP has two (2) clarifiers so operations are not impacted during this work.  Estimated Project Cost is $80.000 - $100,000

This Project is being managed by Department Staff with assistance from our City Engineer.  Equipment purchases were completed in 2016 under a separate bidding process in 2016,  Our efforts to handled this work "in-house" saves the City approximately $50,000-$75,000.

Storage Tank Cleaning and Painting
Work was completed on one of our 1 million gallon storage tanks (ST1) to remove sedimentation that occurs over time on the interior floor and painting the lower exterior section.  The tank, constructed in 2000-2001 has been periodically inspected to ensure safe, clean drinking water and was scheduled for draining and cleaning in 2015; however, the work was delayed to 2016 due to scheduling issues.  Once the tank was drained, our staff was able to enter to complete visual inspections.  We discovered paint delamination on the roof panels with some minor delamination on the upper side walls.  After consultations with our engineering team and the paint representatives, a decision was reached to paint the entire interior.  Normal life expectancy for industrial paint is 20-25 years, so since the tank was in its 17th year, repainting the interior provides the best solution rather than just painting the roof area.  Department will begin work in March with the expectation to have the tank back in service before Memorial Day.  
Estimated Project cost is $150,000. We have two (2) water storage tanks; the other tank is scheduled to be cleaned in the Fall of 2017.   


Replacement Waterlines (Scheduled 2017)
We have delayed this large waterline replacement to make additional infrastructure improvements in the area.  Besides replacement of old waterlines on Cornell between Morse and Spring, Emerson between Morse and Murphy and Sheidley between Murphy and Pine (Insley), new sidewalks will be constructed on Cornell and Sheidley.  Upgrades to the storm inlets are also planned within this Project.   The existing four-inch (4") cast iron and older PVC pipes will be replaced with new six-inch (6") and eight-inch (8") pipes, which will improve flow, pressure, and fire protection.  The Project is scheduled to start in the Spring 2017 and will take approximately 2-3 months to complete.  Sidewalks will provide "walkability" and safety for the area residents and especially our City's children.  

The Total Estimated Project cost is $800,000 to replace 3500 feet of pipe and the associated service lines to the meter service for each house, including new meter pits; new sidewalks, improved stormwater inlets and street repaving. Once completed, this new construction will provide years of reliable water service for residents, safe walking, and good roads.  Eventually, the entire area in this section of the City will have similar work completed to provide clean, safe drinking water walkable areas and safe, good roadways of the citizens of Bonner Springs.

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