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Ply. Board of Public Works Approves Engineering for Ledyard Water Plant

April 28, 2014

There was lots of business during Monday night’s Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety Meeting.  Utility Superintendent Donnie Davidson presented an engineering proposal on the Ledyard Water Treatment Plant improvement project. 

The scope of the project includes replacement of the horizontal pressure filters, replacement of the filter media, replacement of the backwash water waste pumps, replacement of all valve, associated piping and sampling lines and replacement of four high service pumps and Variable Frequency Drives.  Davidson continued with the projects including replacement of flow meters, relocation of the chemical feed facilities, design work for a new laboratory, a new chlorine feed vault, renovation of the detention tanks, a pole barn, recoat the building components, building modifications, an auxiliary generator that will handle the whole facility, driveway and parking area improvements, electrical modifications and a water main extension. 

The proposed contract for engineering the improvements is $546,000.  Davidson recommends the agreement with Midwestern Engineers and the Board of Public Works and Safety agreed.  Estimated construction cost for the entire project is $3.3 million. 

The board also approved a resolution presented by the city attorney to designate an old ambulance as surplue.  The resolution will allow for the transfer of the 1996 International ambulance from the fire department to the Wastewater Department.  Davidson said the vehicle will be used to transfer pumps and power packs in one unit to the job site.   

The Board of Public Works and Safety also approved the request of Street Superintendent Jimmy Marquardt for an additional appropriation for $300,000 into the paving line item.  Marquardt explained the extremely hard winter took a tool on many city streets.  His original budget will be spent on the already approved improvement projects.  The Board was supportive of the request.