In the past, the use of gas chlorine for drinking water disinfection was the industry standard due to its low cost and effectiveness; however, due to safety concerns this is no longer the case. For approximately the last 10-years, the City has been eliminating gas chlorine and moving to a liquid hypochlorite solution which serves the same purpose. Anderson Creek Pump Station 2 is the last installation of gas chlorine equipment to be eliminated. With the completion of this project, the City will no longer have any gas chlorine stored in any of its facilities.
The project includes construction of site piping, cast-in-place retaining wall and a new masonry building that will house sodium hypochlorite storage and dosing equipment in the future. Following construction of the building by SGC General Contractors, the City’s Water Resources Division will install the various process equipment that is required for a complete system and remove the existing gas chlorine at this location.
Bids were opened on February 3, 2016 at 1:00pm with SGC General Contractors being the apparent low, responsive, responsible bidder in the amount of $367,322.95 (which includes sales tax). SGC was issued the Notice to Proceed on March 7, 2016. The contract term is 160 days making the Substantial Completion Date August 14, 2016.
Project Status (Updated September 29, 2016)
The contractor is in the last stage of completion of this project. It is anticipated they will be finished with the final touches by the first week of October 2016.