WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION
Virtual Zoom Meeting
May 19, 2021
Present: Amy Atamian, Todd Eubanks, Dave Pattee, Kirby Klump, Vanessa McPherson.
Also, Present: Jeremy Nixon, Calos Pavia, and John Oatley of Veolia. Katherine Stauffer, WPCC Administrator.
Amy Atamian called the meeting to order at 7:31 PM
ITEM 1: APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE APRIL 21, 2021 MEETING
Motion: Approve the minutes of the April 21, 2021 meeting as amended. V. McPherson, motion. K. Klump, second. Approved unanimous.
ITEM 2: REPORT FROM VEOLIA WATER PLANT MANAGERS
Health and Safety
Veolia Water monthly safety training topics conducted in March 2021 included:
• Confined Spaces: Entry Team Training – Maintenance Activities
This project has completed 21 years with no safety incidents.
Noteworthy Operational Information/Maintenance and PM
• Wasted 48,781 gallons of sludge to the GBT
• 6,500 gallons of waste sludge was removed from the holding tank for offsite disposal
• Weekly powerwashing of drum screen #2
• Inorganic CEB (chemically enhanced backwash)completed
• Cleared influent manholes of grease and buildup
o Scheduled drum screener cleaning after and had great capture.
• UV system is on line
• PAC addition continues
o PAC is being adjusted as needed to get to a balance to keep numbers below permitted levels.
Regulatory and Compliance
There were no permit violations for Redding in the month of March 2021
There were no CBYD requests for the month of April 2021
Points for Discussion
• Kaeser membrane blower
o Blower removal completed early
o Danbury staff assisted with freight delivery prep
o Both rebuild/replace options have ~ 2 week time table
– Main difference is $2,800
– New unit would have 2-year vs 1-year warranty
– Price to rebuild is $5,020.48
– Price for new is $7,677.00
– Installation costs already approved
– V. McPherson asked if there is any value in the scrap metal or resale back to Kaeser.
Motion: Allow Veolia to purchase a new membrane blower unit with a cost not to exceed $7,700. T. Eubanks, motion. D. Pattee, second. Passed unanimously.
• Effluent flow meter calibration
o Needs to be completed by July 31
– Grinder cutter cartridge replacement schedule TBD
o Has not been delivered yet. Naugatuck will inform when it comes in.
– Naugatuck staff to evaluate condition of plant water pumps against vendor quotes
– Door lock repair – Sure Lock and Key quote
Motion: Approve purchase of new door lock unit from West Hartford Lock for $945. A. Atamian, motion. T. Eubanks, second. Passed unanimously.
• Single use single use medical items have been coming through on the drum screener.
– K. Stauffer will send a new letter to medical facilities addressing the medical wrappers.
• A. Atamian asked if there has been any headway made for NIC gaining access to the plant. J. Nixon stated that it is in the works and hopes to have an update next month.
• V. McPherson asked if there was an update on the recirculation pumps. J. Nixon stated that ultimately, it comes down to price and switching to the other side.
• In looking back at trends, J. Nixon found that effluent production is slightly better during the PAC season. He would like to isolate the reasoning to weather changes or the addition of PAC.
Veolia left at 8:07PM
ITEM 3: JENNIFER BELLIZZI PRESENTING ESTIMATED USAGE AT 28 MAIN ST:
• 28 Main Street was going to be a yoga studio, but as COVID-19 progressed, plans changed.
• Now, the space is going to be turned into an ice cream and gift shop.
• Last summer, Jennifer had presented this idea for 15 Main Street, now it is being moved to 28 Main Street.
• There will be no tables, only a few tables to sit and some shelving for retail.
• The space will fit 16 people.
• Leave usage the same and review in 1 year.
ITEM 4: DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON INVOICES AND FINANCIAL STATUS
MOTION: Approve all invoices, except for Veolia Monthly – May, subject to fund availability. T. Eubanks, motion. D. Pattee, second. Passed unanimously.
• Airgas USA $15.00
• Aquarion Monthly: $270.09
• Eversource: $4,907.45
• Frontier Communications: $333.42
• Oak Ridge Hauling: $160.37
• TaxServ Capital Services: $445.99
• Veolia Meter Readings: $493.12
• Veolia Reimbursables – February 2021: $13,751.83
• Veolia Reimbursables – March 2021: $14,269.34
• Veolia Monthly – April 2021: $29,171.53
INVOICES NOT APPROVED:
• Veolia Monthly – May 2021: $29,171.53
Motion: Request transfer of $85,000 from the Board of Finance. T. Eubanks, motion. D. Pattee, second. Passed unanimously.
ITEM 4: COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
ITEM 5: PUBLIC COMMENT
ITEM 6: ADJOURNMENT
Motion to adjourn: K. Klump, motion. V. McPherson ,second. Passed unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 8:46 PM
• Veolia to waive 10% markup on new membrane blower
• Coordinate purchase and installation of new door lock for the Odor Control Building
• Update for NIC access to SCADA system
• John to look into Lab Services costs.
• Ask Jeff Hanson if the Highway Department can cut back the field behind the plant.
• Ask Jeff Hanson if the Highway Department can seal the cracks in the parking lot.
• Call Aquarion to inspect new backflow preventer.
• Katherine to request transfer from Board of Finance.
Submitted by Katherine Stauffer