For Board Meeting May 6, 2010
1. Reclaimed Water Aquifer Storage Recovery
ASRus assisted EWD staff with preparation of the March 2010 monthly report to DEP’s Underground Injection Control Staff. Excess water has been stored in the well since December. A total of 788 MG was in storage as of April 20, 2010. The allowable storage volume in the well is 820 MG.
2. ASR Supplemental Reclaimed Water Source
The two primary sources that will be explored under this project will be lowering the intake piping in the existing wet weather pond at the WRF and constructing an additional recovery well to tap into stored water at the ASR site. ASRus submitted a draft memorandum addressing the activities required to develop the supplemental sources. Comments were received from EWD staff and incorporated into the final memorandum. This document was forwarded to SWFWMD for comment and to better define permitting requirements for the project. SWFWMD responded that no additional permitting is needed at this time, but a WUP will be needed if additional sources are developed. Discussions with FDEP are planned and a meeting will be set up with FDEP for May 4, 2010 or May 6, 2010 to discuss this project now that the SWFWMD permitting has been better defined.
3. Annual Wellfield Evaluation Report
ASRus submitted the final 2010 Annual Wellfield Evaluation Report to SWFWMD before the Water Use Permit deadline of April 1, 2010. Future annual reports will be based on the requirements of the new WUP. All work has been completed on this project and will be removed from the report.
4. Wellfield No. 5
The WF No.5 production wells are now permitted under the renewed WUP for withdrawals of up to 820,000 gallons per day (gpd) on an average annual daily basis and 1,000,000 gpd on a peak month basis. EWD and Sarasota County are working on a License Agreement for two additional monitor wells. Sarasota County has submitted a license agreement to EWD for installing a PZ1 monitoring well on N. Elm St. Sarasota County is installing their own monitoring well at the second location and does not want a well installed by an outside agency, but will share their monitoring results. The License Agreement for the McCall Road property was approved by the District Board at their last meeting. EWD staff has been notified by Sarasota County that the Agreement will be presented at the May 25, 2010 Board of County Commissioners meeting.
5. DIW #1 & #2 2009 Annual Operating Report
The DIW annual operating reports have been completed in draft form and were submitted to EWD staff for review and approval. PBS&J has received EWD staff comments and are in the process of incorporating review comments and finalizing the reports in preparation for submittal to FDEP. Anticipated delivery date to FDEP is during the week of April 26th.
6. 2010 R/O WTP DIW#1 MIT
The MIT of the R/O WTP DIW #1 was initiated on April 5, 2010 and completed on April 6, 2010. Both the internal and external MIT in addition to the borehole video survey was performed by Youngquist Brothers, Inc of Ft. Myers under the observation of PBS&J. The internal and external MIT was also observed by Ms. Rommy Lahera of the FDEP in conjunction with PBS&J. The MIT report is currently being prepared for submittal to EWD for review prior to submittal to FDEP.
GPS information has been completed on the fire hydrants and water main valves as of March 23, 2010. A data base has been created for Charlotte County area to connect the water mains to the fire hydrants and vales. The entire distribution system in Charlotte County is completed.
8. Force Main Modeling
We have begun the data collection phase of modeling our force main system, North of Dearborn Street, to assess the impacts of Villages of Manasota Beach and Gottfried Creek Overlay District. Carols and Jay attended a MWH Soft Training Class in April on Force Main Modeling. EWD staff has begun work on the modeling of the 6 inch thru 16 inch force mains.
9. Water Main Extension
This will be a EWD in-house project. Staff has submitted the permit request to Sarasota and Charlotte Counties on April 16, 2010. The DEP permit request was submitted on April 21, 2010. This project will add 5 fire hydrants, close loops, remove old galvanized mains, and extend existing mains.
10. South Manasota Key Drainage Improvement (Phase 1) and (Phase 2)
The project is started February 8, 2010 and is scheduled to end July 9, 2010. There will be progress meetings every 2 weeks. A Bald Eagle has established a nest at the corner of Gulf Blvd and Little Court at 1205 Gulf Boulevard. This nest is currently active and requires protection as per Federal rules. The Engineers are working with the contractor and the wildlife agencies on a plan of how to re-arrange the project schedule. The Contractor is installing the water main on Gulf Boulevard. DMK and GWE are jointly inspecting the project. The first Pay Request was received from Charlotte County on March 18, 2010. The pay request was reviewed by our Inspector and EWD Staff. It was processed for payment.
11. Dearborn Street Drainage Project
EWD will be working with DMK on a redesign of the Dearborn Street Drainage Project. DMK will be removing various sidewalks in the vicinity of Dearborn from the Englewood project and designing them in the Dearborn project. It is possible that sidewalks will be relocated and/or removed. This could affect the previously designed relocation of EWD facilities in the Englewood Sidewalk project. A Public Meeting was held on April 15, 2010 where DMK presented several different options. Dorian Popescu from DMK met with Jay on April 27, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. to go over the design plans.
*12. Philman Mining Permit AKA Winchester Lakes
EWD reviewed the Construction Plans prepared by DMK on February 3, 2010. Clarifications and/or corrections were requested by EWD staff and completed by DMK. The permits were executed on February 12, 2010 and sent to DMK for submittal to DEP. The DEP Wastewater Permit was received March 3, 2010. The Developer Agreement was sent March 9, 2010.
*13. Charlotte County Sidewalks
EWD staff reviewed the Manor Road Sidewalk Preliminary Construction Plans on February 9, 2010.
14. SR 776 & Oriole Blvd.
DOT has a project at SR 776 and Oriole Boulevard. EWD staff attended the DOT Project Coordination Meeting on November 4, 2009 at Fort Myers DOT Office. There will be no interference with EWD facilities in the area. A letter stating there would be no interference was e-mail to DOT. EWD staff will attended the on-site meeting on March 25, 2010. There is a Progress Meeting scheduled for April 28, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
*15. SR 776 from San Casa to Sunnybrook Blvd. Landscape Project
DOT has a landscape project on SR 776 from San Casa to Sunnybrook. EWD staff reviewed the plans and there will be no interference with EWD facilities in the area. A letter was sent to DOT on February 17, 2010 stating there will be no interference with our facilities; however, the District’s Locator will be on site when the landscaping begins to assist the contractor with any questions concerning our utilities.
16. Sarasota County Water Interconnect
EWD and County staffs met January 14, 2010 to discuss this project and an Interlocal Agreement. A Draft Interlocal Agreement was sent to EWD staff from Sarasota County February 23, 2010 for review. After staff review a few suggested changes were submitted to Sarasota County. Sarasota County will meet with Giffels-Webster Engineers to secure a more defined cost of the project. Sarasota County contracted EWD staff on April 21, 2010 stating that they have completed the review of the preliminary report on the interconnect and the Interlocal Agreement. They will send the Interlocal Agreement to EWD which will place on the May Board Meeting Agenda.
EWD staff reviewed the draft Facilities Management Plan for the PRMRWSA Conjunctive Water Use Permit.
18. Water Conservation Work Group
Jay will attend the Authority-Alliance Water Conservation Work Group for Water Conservation Priorities on April 14, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sarasota SWFWMD Office. A verbal update was given at the April 15, 2010 Board Meeting. This item will be removed from the report.
19. Elevated Tank Painting Project
The Invitation to Bid was advertised on April 14, 2010. A Mandatory Pre-Bid meeting was held on April 27, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the EWD Board Room. There were eight contractors in attendance. The bid opening is scheduled for May 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
*NO CHANGE IN STATUS