Commission to award $42M contract


Improvements to wastewater facilities to be discussed

By Sam Wildow - swildow@aimmedianetwork.com



PIQUA — The Piqua City Commission is expected to award a contract to Peterson Construction Company for the expansion and upgrades of the Wastewater Treatment Plant during their next meeting Tuesday evening.

The cost of the contract is not to exceed $42,314,738, which inclues a 5 percent contingency. The commission approved preliminary consent to award this contract in June in order to receive a loan from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the project, and the city recently received that approval for a loan for the project from the Ohio EPA Department of Environmental Financial Assistance (DEFA).

The expansion and upgrades of the Wastewater Treatment Plant will treat sanitary sewer overflow (SSO), or untreated wastewater that overflows into the Great Miami River, which is being required by the Ohio EPA.

In addition to eliminating SSO, the expansion and upgrades for the Wastewater Treatment Plant will include a number of other improvements. Those include increasing the plant’s capacity to treat wet-weather flow without sewer back-ups and treatment tank overflows and the addition of oxidation ditches for biological removal of organics from incoming wastewater. Another notable component to the project is that the plant’s existing chlorine contact tank will also be retrofitted with an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system, which is expected to be an updated, safer, and more effective disinfection technology.

If the contract is approved, the project will begin as soon as possible and be completed within 33 months.

Next, the commission will vote on awarding a contract to CDM Smith for the construction administration and applications engineering for the Wastewater Treatment Plant improvement project. The contract is not to exceed $5,445,400.

The commission will then vote on authorizing an agreement with Bowser-Morner, Inc. for the testing and observation services for the Wastewater Treatment Plant improvement project. The contract is not to exceed $335,008.

Improvements to the Shawnee Neighborhood storm sewer system are also the commission’s agenda. The commission will be voting on a contract to Milcon Concrete Incorporated for the construction of the improvements. The improvements are expected to reduce flooding within the Shawnee area.

The contract for the project is not to exceed $350,396. The project will be funded with $10,396 from an Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) loan and $340,000 from a Community Development Block Grant.

If approved, the project is expected to last six weeks, beginning the first week of September.

Following that resolution, the commission will award a contract to Strand Associates for the construction management of the Shawnee Neighborhood storm sewer system improvement project. The cost of the contract is not to exceed $62,990. The contract will be funded through an OPWC loan.

The next commission meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in commission chambers on the second floor of the municipal building, 201 W. Water St.

Improvements to wastewater facilities to be discussed

By Sam Wildow

swildow@aimmedianetwork.com

Reach Sam Wildow at swildow@aimmedianetwork.com or (937) 451-3336

Reach Sam Wildow at swildow@aimmedianetwork.com or (937) 451-3336