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Minutes of Water Pollution Control Commission, 06/19/2019

AGENDA: Water Pollution Control Commission

RECEIVED 06/25/2019 4:17pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019
7:30PM
TOWN HALL HEARING ROOM

Filed subject to approval.

Present:
Amy Atamian, Chair; Todd Eubanks, Vice Chair; Dave Pattee; Kirby Klump; Jim Miller; Rich Regan

Also Present:
Carlos Paiva, Veolia Water; Katherine Stauffer, WPCC Administrator

Chair Atamian called the meeting to order at 7:35PM.

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019 MEETING
MOTION:
Mr. Pattee made a motion to approve the minutes from the Wednesday, May 15, 2019 meeting. Mr. Klump seconded the motion. There were five yes votes (Atamian, Pattee, Miller, Regan, and Klump) and one abstention (Eubanks). The motion carried.

2. REPORT FROM VEOLIA WATER PLANT MANAGERS
Noteworthy Operational Information / Maintenance and PM
– Weekly power washing of the on-line primary drum screener
– Wasted 35,998 gallons of sludge from recycle wet well to the GBT
– 6,364 gallons of waste removed for off-site disposal
– Grease and oil service on all operating primary equipment, membrane effluent pumps and plant water pumps. Air compressor filters changed
– Annual fire extinguisher inspection completed
– Edgerton completed heating/cooling system service
– Hosing of pre and post anoxic is ongoing. No vac trucks required
– Heating system is off for summer months. Propane deliveries not needed.

Health and Safety
– Monthly safety training topics conducted in May 2019 included Ergonomics and a discussion on plant safety and items for repair
– The project has completed 17 years with no safety incidents

Regulatory & Compliance
– There were no permit violations for Redding in the month of May 2019

Alarms
– Pump station high level alarm – everything normal

CBYD
– Redding Road at Smith Street – no mark out required
– 6 Main Street – emergency call – no mark out required

Points for Discussion
– Organics & inorganics membrane maintenance cleaning
– Cleaning of lab/office building is ongoing
– Plant grounds maintenance is ongoing
– Effluent auto sampler repaired – power supply failed. Temperature normal
– Power usage should decrease, one blower used for membranes since recovery dip
– Weston High School students on sight for plant tour. Teachers extremely happy with the appearance of plant and Veolia staff knowledge.

Mr. Paiva said there was an organic and inorganic clean-up. The flow rate is currently at 95 to 100 gallons per minute. He said that one of the pumps is not running correctly.

Chair Atamian asked Mr. Paiva to confirm that no grease is accumulating in the membranes.

Mr. Paiva said there was a surprise inspection from CT Deep. He said that everything checked out and the State is satisfied with the plant.

Mr. Paiva said the plant has been using 2.6 gallons of PAC per day. He said at this usage rate, the plant can function for a year with one delivery of the PAC.

Mr. Pattee asked Mr. Paiva about the drum screeners. Mr. Paiva said that some gloves went through the screener. He discussed various objects that should not go into the sewer.

Mr. Pattee asked Mr. Paiva about solenoids for the screeners. Mr. Paiva said one works and one is offline.

Mr. Regan asked about the new screener. Mr. Paiva said this screener worked fine until recently when it malfunctioned.

Chair Atamian asked Mr. Paiva about the spike in phosphorus on the correlation graph. Mr. Paiva said he would have a definitive answer by the next WPCC meeting. He said that it is most likely due to low flow on the day where the spike shows up on the graph.

Chair Atamian asked Mr. Paiva if all the as-built documents for the buildings were brought out. Ms. Stauffer said that she can find any historical documents that Veolia Water was unable to provide. Chair Atamian discussed boring logs.

Veolia Water left at 8:07PM.

3. DISCUSSION ON STRUCTURAL CRACKING PROPOSAL FROM MILONE AND MACBROOM
Chair Atamian shared a quote from Milone & Macbroom.

Mr. Miller said that the WPCC should read through the quote and be prepared to talk about it for the next WPCC meeting.

Chair Atamian asked Mr. Miller if there are any questions that should be addressed by Milone & Macbroom before the next meeting. Mr. Miller said that the asphalt around the building is breaking. He said that the WPCC should ask the Town if crack repair of the asphalt could be done.

Chair Atamian said there is drainage work that would be done on-site.

Chair Atamian asked Mr. Miller if First Selectwoman Pemberton has been alerted about some trees near the property. Mr. Miller said he sent an email but will follow up.

4. TRANSFER APPROVAL FOR $12,000 FROM BOF FOR VOLTAGE SUPPLY TESTING
Chair Atamian asked Mr. Miller if the transfer has been finalized. Mr. Miller stated that the transfer form needs to be filled out and that funds should be sequestered until needed. Mr. Regan asked Ms. Stauffer about the segregation of the $12,000. Ms. Stauffer said the $12,000 will be put in the capital fund for the Georgetown Sewer Plant.

Mr. Miller said that two bids have been acquired and a third is in process. He said that three bids are required by the BOF for any project. He said that he has spoken with Matt Johnson about the process.

5. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON INVOICES AND FINANCIAL STATUS
Mr. Regan asked Ms. Stauffer if all funds from the BOF have been requested. Ms. Stauffer said the last $78,550.00 was transferred last month.

MOTION:
Chair Regan made a motion to pay all bills listed except for Veolia Monthly June. Mr. Pattee seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion carried.

The bills to be paid are as follows:

Aquarion Monthly, $383.80
CT DEEP, $1,722.50
Eversource, $5,259.48
Frontier Communications, $309.99
Hocon Gas, $15.00
Hocon Industrial Gas, $827.97
Oak Ridge Hauling, $160.37
Small Claims Postage, $37.98
Veolia Monthly – May, $28,245.42
Veolia Reimbursable – April 2019, $15,646.53
Veolia CBYD April/May, $205.00

6. COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
Mr. Miller updated the board about the Small Claims Court item. He said that 18 Main Street has six weeks to answer questions from the court. After those six weeks, the court will set a hearing date.

7. PUBLIC COMMENT
Chair Atamian opened the floor to public comment. No members of the public were present for public comment.

8. ADJOURNMENT
MOTION:
Chair Atamian made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Pattee seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion carried.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:37PM.

Submitted by,
Zachary Smith

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