WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION
Virtual Zoom Meeting
August 18, 2021
Present: Amy Atamian, Dave Pattee, Kirby Klump, Vanessa McPherson, and Charles Cilo.
Also, Present: Calos Pavia and Jeremy Nixon of Veolia. Katherine Stauffer, WPCC Administrator.
Amy Atamian called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM
ITEM 1: APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE July 21, 2021, MEETING.
MOTION: Approve the minutes of the July 21, 2021, meeting. D. Pattee, motion. K. Klump, second.
ITEM 2: REPORT FROM VEOLIA WATER PLANT MANAGERS
Health and Safety
Veolia Water monthly safety training topics conducted in June 2021 included:
• Compressed gas cylinders
• Hot work; safety operations training
This project has completed 21 years with no safety incidents.
Noteworthy Operational Information/Maintenance and PM
• Wasted 48,745 gallons of sludge to the GBT
• 6,500 gallons of sludge was removed from the waste tank for off-site disposal
• Minor landscaping throughout the plant
o Critical things around the building are the fire hydrant and the waste cap
• Organic and inorganic CEB – done every 6 months
• PM for blowers 230 & 240
• Chronic toxicity testing completed
Regulatory and Compliance
There were no permit violations for Redding in the month of July 2021
Points for Discussion
• Grinder cartridge replacement
o Pictures were supplied by J. Nixon
o There has been an increase in capture, but it will take a few more weeks to know how much has really improved.
o Grit filling up the influent line – will keep an eye as time goes on.
• Cannondale Generator service agreement
o Labor for installing a new battery is included in level 1 service authorized at last meeting.
• Decian scope of services – awaiting report
• Hach equipment – UV transmit probe – pH probe
o There was a fault with the UV transmit probe, Hach tech support went to the plant and taught the staff how to clear the code if it happens again. There is a small wiper that cleans the probe and if it malfunctions, it needs to be reset.
o Informed Hach that the pH probe is due to be replaced. Waiting on quote.
• Kaeser blower fault – electrical related
o Blower #2 that had been functioning for a year faulted. It is not a problem with Kaeser, it is a problem with the VFD that operates the blowers.
• Drum screener needs to be serviced. If the Naugatuck Veolia crew cannot come out and look, look at prior quotes to see what the prices were in the past.
• NIC Software Update: PO has been issued and they are waiting on the software to be issued.
• Sewer Line Cleaning: Maps of the sewer system were provided, and J. Nixon stated that he may need more information to pass along to vendors in order to get a proper quote.
• Recycle pump: Pumps are in the overflow tank. The need to be lifted out of the tank to find out if they are clogged or have met their life span.
• Capital maintenance system should be ready to be presented at next month’s meeting.
ITEM 3: FISCAL YEAR 2021 USAGE REVIEW
K. Stauffer presented the usage review for all quarters of fiscal year 2021.
GLDC Properties Total GPD: 80 (Allocation: 170,000GPD)
Meadow Ridge total GPD: 34,038 (Allocation: 45,000 GPD)
Georgetown Properties total GPD: 7,403 (Allocation: 30,000 GPD)
K. Stauffer will be checking with Veolia to see if the GPD usage matched the influent levels.
ITEM 4: DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON INVOICES AND FINANCIAL STATUS
MOTION: Approve all invoices except for Veolia Monthly August 2021. D. Pattee, motion. K. Klump, second. Approved unanimous.
• Airgas: $15.50
• Aquarion Monthly: $361.75
• Eversource: $5,000.48
• Frontier: $332.54
• New Fairfield Press: $135.24
• Oak Ridge Hauling: $160.37
• Veolia Monthly July 2021: $29,171.53
• WB Mason: $103.99
• Veolia Reimbursable July 2021: 1,681.46
INVOICES NOT APPROVED:
• Veolia Monthly – August 2021: $29,171.53
• Discussion on FY 2021-year end budget and potential for capital items to come up this fiscal year.
• Discussion on creating an RFP for landscaping services at the WWTP. K. Stauffer will draft something to be put out prior to the fall season.
• Discussion on building cracks. Ask Shaun Donnelly to facilitate the repairs and the WPCC will fund them.
ITEM 5: COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
Discussion on the importance of the sewer line inspection.
ITEM 6: PUBLIC COMMENT
ITEM 7: ADJOURNMENT
Motion to adjourn: C. Cilo, motion. D. Pattee, second.
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 PM
• Get quotes for second grinder
• Quote for VFD replacement
• Follow up with Shaun re: building cracks
• Ask Jeff to put down gravel on driveway
• Speak with Julia about maintaining the waste cap, who is responsible for it?
• Put together RFP for seasonal landscaping services
• Check on Educational Playcare usage allocation from June 2020 meeting.
Submitted by Katherine Stauffer