WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION
April 4, 2018
Present: Richard Regan, Amy Atamian, David Pattee, Jim Miller, Todd Eubanks and Katherine Stauffer. Geno Burke of Veolia Water
Richard Regan called the meeting at 7:30pm in the Hearing Room of the Town Hall Building.
ITEM 1: APPROVAL OF MINUTES of February 21, 2018 Meeting with changes noted below:
-Page 2- Clarification that testing is on the sludge for metals and aquatic toxicity on the effluent
MOTION: Approve minutes from February 21, 2018 meeting, R. Regan (motion), A. Atamian(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 19,710 gallons
-6,596 gallons from waste tank was removed for off-site disposal
– Pupper Septic removed 3, 4,000 gallon loads from aeration
– #1 Plant water pump has been repaired and is now in operation
– NIC Systems replaced failed PLC switches
– Completed organics cleaning on membrane trains 1&2
REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE
-There were no permit violations for Redding in the month of February 2018
- Aeration level control alarm went off because sludge buildup from inactive bugs freezes. Sludge was removed.
- A blower failed with no alarm code, reason, or power interruption. Blower was reset and it is now functioning normally.
- Interruption on power due to Nor’easter but it did not affect the plant.
- CBYD on 2 Main St. Mark-out was required. Since it was along Meadow Ridge’s line, K. Stauffer will send them a bill for reimbursement.
- Membrane cleaning has increased flow to 125-150 gpm. Filtration has improved which allows for better flow.
- When Cleaning was performed, G. Burke pumped waste into the empty waste tank and had that pumped out separately while they did the inorganic cleaning. This allowed for better hosing of membranes and removal of buildup.
- UV Disinfection has been started and it is working very well.
- PAC has been started at 8% instead of 22% and the plant is at .70 lbs./day which is below the permitted limit of 1.08 lbs./day (rolling average).
- PLC Upgrade. Veolia had a meeting with the safety control company that will be overseeing the plant upgrade along with NIC. There is no set schedule for the upgrade to begin. Discussion followed.
- Amendment 4 to set a payment schedule for the upgrade has been signed. R. Regan is waiting on first invoice to arrive so payment can be arranged.
- Power study response is not completed because of a service backup Eversource has been experiencing from all the storms that have occurred in the past months. Matt Johnson will follow up with a report at next meeting.
- 18 Main St meter has been installed but there was a problem with an outside meter where the wiring did not match. This issue has been resolved and there is a reading.
- 25 and 29 Old Mill Rd need new meters. Mulvaney Plumbing went out to inspect and they need to get into the homes in order to change the meters. K. Stauffer will be in touch with the homeowners.
- 58 Redding Rd now has an accurate meter reading after switching to Aquarion.
(8:07pm) Veolia Leaves
ITEM 3: DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON INVOICES AND FINANCIAL STATUS
MOTION: Commission will approve the following:
- Aquarion Monthly- $141.33
- Eversource- $2,821.78
- Frontier- $301.36
- Hocon Gas- $15.00
- Hocon Industrial Gas- $2,407.55
- Keough’s Hardware- $12.58
- Transcanada- $5,168.59
- Veolia CBYD- $75.00
- Veolia Monthly February- $27,678.05
- Veolia Reimbursable December- $16,173.28 (pending A. Atamian review)
-A. Atamian asked when it comes to reimbursables, if there is a way to refuse payment on certain purchases made by Veolia. K. Stauffer will look into it and report at next month’s meeting.
R. Regan (motion), T. Eubanks(second). Unanimous
ITEM 4: DISCUSSION ON WPCC PURCHASE POLICIES
Item tabled for next month’s meeting.
ITEM 5: COMMISSION MEMBER COMMENTS
J. Miller received message from Layne requesting information on our cleaning practices for the past 3 years. Veolia is gathering information to respond to Layne and will put an information packet together. Layne is still denying liability for plant failure.
ITEM 6: PUBLIC COMMENT
ITEM 7: ADJOURNMENT
MOTION: A. Atamian (motion), R. Regan (second). Unanimous
Submitted by Katherine Stauffer