Monday - January 27, 2014

Water Treatment Plant Construction Update

Auger cast piles complete in the base of the ballasted flocculation

Auger cast piles complete in the base of the ballasted flocculation

All 250 auger cast piles in the clearwell and 78 piles in the ballasted flocculation are now complete! The smaller drill rig is now being demobilized and will be removed from site next week. The large drill rig will remain on site to drill piles for other foundations.

Demolition of the two existing lagoons on the northeast of the site is underway. A hydraulic hammer will break up the remaining base of the lime building next week. Starting Monday, the stockpiled concrete will be crushed on-site for later reuse. Crushing will occur after 8 a.m. toward the middle of the site and with the fan facing inward to reduce noise. Crushing the material for later reuse on site reduces truck traffic in the neighborhood by over 1,300 one way trips.

In February, sheet piles will be installed using a hydraulic vibratory hammer along the western wall of lagoon 3. Also, the contractor plans to install a second tower crane west of the existing one in early February.

During the demolition, sheet pile and concrete coating work, there is the potential for increased noise, odor and vibration during work hours, depending on neighbor’s locations or personal sensitivities. 

Generally over the next month, work hours will be Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more detail about what activities are happening on site please see the table below.

Upcoming Activities*Purpose of WorkPotential ImpactsEstimated Duration

Week of January 27

1 Continue forming the base slab for clearwell and walls for finished water pump station Provide foundation and support the finished water pump station Concrete pouring, concrete trucks entering/exiting, concrete coating - possible odor 2 weeks
2 Begin excavating for new electrical building Building will contain electrical wiring and components to power the plant Noise, possible vibration as excavator digs, trucks entering/exiting 1 week
3 Begin forming the base slab and walls for ballasted flocculation building Provide foundation and support the ballasted flocculation building Concrete pouring, concrete trucks entering/exiting 3 weeks
4 Remove 100 ton drill rig from site

Noise, large trucks as equipment is hauled off site 1 week
5 Begin crushing stockpiled concrete on site Crushed material will be reused on site NEW ACTIVITY! Noise and vibration east and north of site as crusher operates 1 week
6 Demolish base of lime building using hydraulic hammer Remove remaining base of lime building NEW ACTIVITY! Noise and vibration east and north of site 1 week

Week of February 3

1 Continue forming base slab for clearwell and walls for finished water pump station (see 1 above)
2 Continue forming base slab and walls for ballasted flocculation (see 3 above)
3 Begin installing auger cast piles for electrical building and second tower crane Piles will support the foundation of the building and tower crane Noise, vibration as drill moves across site 1 week

Week of February 10

1 Continue forming base slab and walls for ballasted flocculation (see 3 for of 1/27)
2 Begin installing sheet piles along wall of lagoon 3 for solids storage tank Provide support for the existing lagoons that will remain in service NEW ACTIVITY! Noise and vibration east and north of site 1 week
3 Begin backfilling the finished water pump station in the clearwell Refill excavated area after concrete placement Trucks entering/existing, noise 1 week

*Please note, activity duration and schedules may change