WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION
November 15, 2017
Present: Richard Regan, John Fisher, Amy Atamian, David Pattee, Todd Eubanks, and Jim Miller. Geno Burke, Matthew Bernardini of Veolia Water
Richard Regan called the meeting at 7:29pm in the Hearing Room of the Town Hall Building.
ITEM 1: APPROVAL OF MINUTES of October 18, 2017 Meeting
MOTION: Approve minutes from October 18, 2017 meeting, A. Atamian (motion), T. Eubanks (second), unanimous.
ITEM 2: REPORT FROM VEOLIA WATER PLANT MANAGERS
OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE
-Weekly Power Washing of the On-Line Primary Drum Screener continues.
-Internal wasting totaled 22,714 gallons
-6,980 gallons of waste sludge was hauled off site for disposal.
-Aquarion Water inspected plant backflow preventers.
-Kaeser Compressor replaced hoses for air compressor.
-Power loss from wind and rain event 10/30/2017
REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE
-There were no permit violations for Redding in the month of October 2017
-The plant is staying within the allowable effluent total phosphorus pounds per day.
-G. Burke reports the generator for the water plant, ran perfectly when power was lost on 10/30/2017
-G. Burke reported a few Call Before You Dig calls.
-G. Burke explained that Katherine Stauffer and he drove around town inspecting meters. A few issues were presented;
*Black Cat Grill. This issue was non-existent as both the meters inside and outside
*18 Main Street–The power line for the meter was missing. This has been a continuous issue with the owner for non-payment of water bills. G. Burke has contacted the owner to remedy the situation. He is arranging the appointment to fix it. J. Miller asked Katherine to look into putting the account into collections for non-payment.
-M. Bernardini reported that the membrane dip reports should be prepared and ready for for the commission by December.
-M. Bernardini reported that Pure Power was onsite and replaced broken parts for the aeration tanks and the lights that failed. In addition, they are working with another third party company to put together an estimate for refurbishing the breakers at the plant.
-M. Bernardini explained the fan in the membrane room that pulls the exhaust out, needs to be replaced due to motor locking. It is a non-servable motor. The quote to replace this is $4380 (parts and labor). Another fan in the staircase to the basement is in need of replacement, although not an immediate urgency. Commission discussed.
-M. Bernardini reported the mission control unit was installed and working perfectly.
-M. Bernardini explained the water pump has been ordered but is on backorder. Upon receiving the part, it will be replaced immediately.
-M. Bernardini reports an increase in Nitrate and a drop in Alkalinity at the Redding Beer Company site. This has affected the plant negatively. Veolia would like to go to the site to investigate. The change has been noticed over a period of time. Commission agreed a on site visit needs to take place.
-A. Atamian asked for a copy of the thumb drive with all reports, data, and pictures from the membrane dip.
-G. Burke reported that the membrane cleaning process has gone well. M. Busch visited the plant and raised a few concerns during his walk-through of the plant. G. Burke asked for all concerns to be noted in his M. Busch’s feedback.
-J. Miller suggested sending out another letter to users (specifically Meadow Ridge) regarding disposal of blue gloves, mop strings, and other various items that are improperly being disposed of.
MOTION: Commission will authorize Veolia to replace both (2) fans in the membrane room and in the basement, not to exceed $7500. R. Regan (motion), A. Atamian (second), Unanimous.
(8:37pm) Veolia Leaves
ITEM 3: DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON INVOICES AND FINANCIAL STATUS
MOTION: Commission approves 2018 meeting dates (3rd Wednesday of every month), R. Regan (motion), A. Atamian (second), Unanimous.
MOTION: Commission requests $60,000 transfer from Board of Finance. R. Regan (motion), T. Eubanks (second). Unanimous.
MOTION: Commission will approve all invoices (Aquarion Monthly $140.47, Aquarion Meter Readings $69.66, Aquarion Device Tests $275.00, Eversource $2,207.40, Frontier $291.69, Hocon Gas $15.00, Transcanada $3,993.86, Veolia Monthly October $27,181.42), Veolia CBYD October $90.00), R. Reagan (motion), Fisher (second). Unanimous
ITEM 4: COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
-K. Stauffer will look into regulations regarding the improper disposal of rags, gloves, and mop strings.
-K. Stauffer will write a letter to be distributed regarding disposal issue.
-J. Miller reported that he has all documentation regarding the Layne situation.
-J. Miller reported that the commission is on the agenda for the Board of Selectman meeting on November 20, 2017. The commission is also on the agenda for the Board of Finance meeting on November, 27, 2017.
ITEM 5: PUBLIC COMMENT
ITEM 6: ADJOURNMENT
MOTION: R. Regan (motion), T. Eubanks (second). No Discussion. Unanimous
Submitted by Kim Keil