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Minutes of Water Pollution Control Commission, 05/16/2018

AGENDA: Water Pollution Control Commission

RECEIVED 05/21/2018 3:15pm
Kathleen R. Miserendino - Redding Deputy Town Clerk

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION
Regular Meeting
May 16, 2018

Present: Richard Regan, Amy Atamian, David Pattee, Todd Eubanks, Katherine Stauffer, & Jim Miller. Geno Burke of Veolia Water

Richard Regan called the meeting at 7:33pm in the Hearing Room of the Town Hall Building.

ITEM 1: MOTION: Approval WPCC meeting held on April 18, 2018, with corrections noted below. D. Pattee(motion), R. Regan(second), unanimous

ITEM 2: REPORT FROM VEOLIA WATER PLANT MANAGERS
Veolia reported:
OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE
-Weekly Power Washing of the On-Line Primary Drum Screener continues.
-Internal wasting totaled 26,858 gallons
-One, 4000 gallon load of waste was removed from the pre-anoxic aeration zone.

REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE
-There were no permit violations for Redding in the month of April 2018

OTHER UPDATES
– G. Burke reported an increase in mop string gatherings.
-The level one annual service was completed on the generator.
-Two CBYD calls were made with no mark out required (73 Redding Road, 16 Smith street)
-The rooftop blower air filters were changed and maintenance was performed.
-2 VFD blowers broke, in less than 12 hours the blowers were replaced. The brake down of blowers had no impact on the running of the plant.
-A water monthly safety-training topic of “Lockout/Tagout” was conducted in April.
-The phosphorus data for the beginning of the year and the daily numbers are at a discrepancy. Geno explained how the plant relies on the lab data to distribute chemicals evenly. In addition, the plant has the ability to complete a quick test that produces instant results for a composite sample. Discussion followed
-Commission discussed with Veolia, the discrepancy in data presented in the reports provided by Veolia. Jim Miller recommended using a different graph platform to make the data more clear/accurate. Discussion followed
-The two meters at 25/29 Old Redding Road need to replaced. Veolia and Kat Stauffer have arranged for Mulvaney Plumbing to install appropriate meters.
-Geno reported that in the next few weeks, an update will be available for the modernization project.

Veolia leaves 8:22pm

ITEM 3: DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON INVOICES AND FINANCIAL STATUS
MOTION: Commission will approve the following invoices subject to funds availability:
1. Aquarion Monthly $276.81

2. Eversource $2,404.84
3. EDF (Transcanada) $4,472.54
4. Frontier $300.41
5. Hocon Gas $15.00
6. Hocon Industrial Gas $1,974.00
7. Veolia Reimburseables January 2018 $12,919.14
8. Veolia Meter Readings $474.76
9. Veolia Monthly April $27,678.05
R. Regan (motion), T. Eubanks (second). Unanimous

ITEM 4: DISCUSSION ON WPCC PURCHASE POLICIES
-no discussion

ITEM 5: COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
-Jim Miller reported a new member for the WPCC. The new member needs to be interviewed and approved by Julia before it becomes official.

ITEM 6: PUBLIC COMMENT
-none

ITEM 7: ADJOURNMENT
MOTION: D. Pattee(motion), A. Atamian (second). Unanimous

8:50 pm

Submitted by Kim Keil

 

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