Water and Wastewater Construction Projects

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WWTP UV Disinfection Upgrade and SCADA Master Plan

The UV upgrade project is being undertaken to update the aged UV and controls system. Construction will include the supply and installation of an open-channel, gravity flow, low-pressure, high-intensity, vertical or inclined-vertical lamp, and an automatically controlled and automatically cleaned UV disinfection system with all associated and ancillary equipment. Specifically, the proposed project will supply and install the following:
  • UV lamp modules and support frames
  • UV lamps with quartz sleeves
  • Electronic ballasts/drives and ballast/driver enclosures
  • Power distribution equipment and enclosures
  • Control equipment and enclosures
  • UV intensity and lamp monitoring systems
  • Online UV transmittance monitor
  • Automatic lamp sleeve cleaning system
  • Field testing of equipment and instruction to WWTP personnel

Purpose: Update the aged UV and controls system.

Cost: $4,445,498

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 Utility Burial Project

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.

Water Plant I&C (SCADA) Project:

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

Cost: $1,600,000

Funding: Bond or OWDA Loan.

Funding: Revenue

Professional Serv. Currently being designed by Arcadis Engineers


40th Street/Tamarack Transmission Waterline:

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.

Cost: $4,500,000

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

Click here for map of the new waterline planned for this project.

  • As of August 23rd, the following Road Closure is in effect.
  • From Monday, August 23rd to Friday, August 27th, Granville Road will be closed between Wayne Drive and Country Club Drive for waterline work.
  • The detour will be Country Club Drive to West Church Street to Bryn Mawr Drive.
  • Access will be maintained for Wayne Drive residents.

West Side Booster Station

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.

Cost: $700,000

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
Bidding None

Anaerobic Digester Upgrades

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

Horn’s Hill Sewer

Installation of approximately 5,000 feet of 12” sanitary sewer line to transport additional flow from existing lift station to a gravity line on Horn’s Hill Road. This project will include the installation of a culvert near the intersection of Licking Springs Road. The cost of this project will be assessed to property owners being served by the sanitary sewer line. Work should start in the first quarter of 2019 and completed by the end of the year. Purpose: Elimination of Lift Station for the Fairway Estates subdivision. This station is currently owned by the residents in the development. Cost: $800,000 Funding: This would be assessed to impacted property owners. City has agreed to pay a portion related to development of the Trout Club. Issues: Funding: Bond

Interceptor Siphons Optimization Project

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

Cost: $2,600,000

Funding: Loan from Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental and Financial Loan program

Issues: Waiting on additional development in the area.

Completion: Late 2020

Funding: Revenue

Design currently in process with Hazen and Sawyer