Purpose: Update the aged UV and controls system.
Funding: WPCLF Loan repaid from monthly user charges
Status: The project is scheduled to begin in autumn 2021 and be completed in 21 months.
Downtown Newark still has many overhead electric and communication lines. These lines pose a significant health and safety hazard through the risk of fire, shock, or arc to area residents and businesses. Therefore, the City, in cooperation with AEP, has contracted with Claypool Electric to bury the lines underground in a manner consistent with current safety and building codes. The work will start downtown on November 1st and will last 6-8 months.
SCADA system upgrades. The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system provides monitoring and control capabilities for many of the Water Treatment Plant processes. The upgrades include replacing or upgrading the existing Human Machine Interface (HMI), PLC controllers plant-wide, Data Highway Plus network and Remote I/O and various monitoring and reporting upgrades for plant processes.
Purpose: Upgrade SCADA
Funding: Bond or OWDA Loan.
Professional Serv. Currently being designed by Arcadis Engineers
Installation of a 16” waterline extending from a new line on Country Club Drive to West Main Street, going under Raccoon Creek and State Route 16.
Purpose: This transmission line is part of an overall plan to provide greater volumes of water to the west end area and the Tamarack Business Park in particular. As part of the 2002 master plan, sections of the transmission line have already been installed and this is just another portion.
Issue: Working on acquiring easements for line under St. Rt. 16.
Funding: Will issue bonds for this project in 2017 (210,000/year)
Status: Construction on North 40th Street in progress and expected to be completed 2021
Funding: Revenue: Bond
New booster station to serve the Southwest Portion of the City that is currently a pressurized water zone.
Purpose: Will provide additional fire protection as well as a back-up for the current booster station.
Issues: Currently have easement purchased for this work. We also have an agreement with on developer in the area to help pay for this. Need to work on plan to spread cost to all property being developed.
Funding: Water unappropriated balance and Water replacement funds. Also, working on agreements with developers in area to help with funding.
Completion: With current development estimated to be needed in 2016
Funding: Revenue 621.706.5522
Legislation Loan None
Construction of the new Anaerobic Digester has begun. This project replaces all existing equipment for this process. Anaerobic Digesters are used to stabilize the solid byproducts left over from the wastewater treatment process. These stabilized “biosolids” are then applied to local farmlands for their nutrient value. Another byproduct of this process is methane gas which is cleaned and recycled back to the gas company to be used by residents as natural gas. This upgrade will ensure the treatment process is operating at peak efficiency.
Purpose: Provide treatment solids produced as a by-product of the wastewater treatment process. Also can be a significant source of income due to trucked waste to the plant.
Cost: $12,000,000 (Contract to Dugan and Meyer).
Funding: WPCLF Loan with repayment start date of January 2020
Completion: Substantial completion is scheduled for August 2019
Issues: Plant system is currently operational.
Funding: Revenue Expense
The project is still under design and will include 3 new siphons and 1 small intercepting sewer to help get more flow to the Wastewater Treatment Plant during rain events. The City of Newark, Division of Water and Wastewater has submitted a Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP) to Ohio EPA and this project is part of that plan.
Purpose: Reduce combined sewer overflow events
Funding: Loan from Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental and Financial Loan program
Issues: Waiting on additional development in the area.
Completion: Late 2020
Design currently in process with Hazen and Sawyer