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Charles River Pollution Control District - Presentation 2/5/09


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The presentation by the Charles River Pollution Control District to the Franklin (MA) Town Council on 2/5/09. The presentation provides an overview on the capital improvement plan, the reasons why it is needed, and the budget required to support it.

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Charles River Pollution Control District - Presentation 2/5/09

  1. 1. Charles River Pollution Control District 2010 Budget 15-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) February 2009
  2. 2. District Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  3. 3. District Wastewater Treatment Facilities <ul><li>Average daily flow to plant about 4.5 million gallons per day (mgd) </li></ul><ul><li>Peak days double or even triple </li></ul><ul><li>220 miles of sewer lines contribute to plant </li></ul><ul><li>Seven communities contributing flow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Franklin ~ 3.1 mgd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medway ~ 0.8 mgd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Millis ~ 0.3 mgd and Bellingham ~ 0.3 mgd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Norfolk, Dover and Sherborn < 50,000 gpd as septage </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. District Budget <ul><li>Significant budget increases for 2010 due to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capital projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salaries and benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance costs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2011 through 2016 projected budget to be within Proposition 2.5 % </li></ul>
  5. 5. Requested District Increase Over Prop 2.5 <ul><li>FY 2009 budget (O&M and capital) </li></ul><ul><li>2.5 % Increase </li></ul><ul><li>Sewer connections (CY 08) </li></ul><ul><li> Subtotal: </li></ul><ul><li>FY 2010 proposed budget </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Difference : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* does not include 2.5% increase and sewer connections from CY08  </li></ul></ul>$3,123,400 (+) $78,100 (+) $16,100 $3,217,600 $3,707,600 $490,000
  6. 6. Franklin FY 10 Assessment <ul><li>68.2 % O&M wastewater assessment </li></ul><ul><li>67.0 % capital wastewater assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Total expected 2010 budget share: $2,523,740 </li></ul><ul><li>FY 09 Budget: $2,078,170 </li></ul><ul><li>Difference: $ 445,570 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Purpose of 15-Year CIP <ul><li>Required improvements to maintain compliance with Federal and State Permits </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements necessary to keep plant operating at current capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment replacement expected after ~20 yrs operation to keep the facility in good condition </li></ul><ul><li>Plan necessary expenditures and schedule for implementation </li></ul>
  8. 8. Major Components of CIP <ul><li>National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Landfill closure </li></ul><ul><li>Plant process/mechanical improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Facility improvements </li></ul>
  9. 9. District’s I/I Requirements <ul><li>Map and description of inspection and maintenance activities/expenditures </li></ul><ul><li>Map of areas for inspection and maintenance activities </li></ul><ul><li>Calculation of annual average I/I and maximum month for previous year </li></ul><ul><li>Report of I/I-related corrective actions, including unauthorized discharges </li></ul>
  10. 10. Landfill Closure <ul><li>Existing Landfill </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Located adjacent to plant, near parking lot, chlorine building and outfall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.5 acres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1979 to 1989 dewatered sludge, grit and screenings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1989 to 2002 only grit and screenings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closed since 2005 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Process/Mechanical Improvements <ul><li>System for washing and compacting screenings </li></ul><ul><li>Improved septage receiving facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Clarifier mechanism replacement </li></ul><ul><li>Conversion from gaseous chlorine to sodium hypochlorite </li></ul>
  12. 12. Facility Improvements <ul><li>Brickwork: repair and replace </li></ul><ul><li>Roofs: replace plywood underboards, recoat metal </li></ul><ul><li>Exterior doors: replace as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Windows: reseal and weather-strip </li></ul><ul><li>Exterior walkways and platforms: replace bricks where needed, refinish concrete </li></ul><ul><li>Lime silo: recoat </li></ul>
  13. 13. Estimated Total Cost of CIP <ul><li>NPDES permit compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Landfill closure </li></ul><ul><li>Plant improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Facility improvements </li></ul><ul><li> Total: </li></ul><ul><li>*Note: all figures are escalated costs, with construction planned between 2010 and 2014 </li></ul>$7.1 million $1.9 million $8.6 million $1.8 million $ 19.4 million
  14. 14. Expected Total Debt Service <ul><li>2011 – 2012: permitting and design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interest on short term loan (short term borrowing) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2013 – 2014: design complete, construction underway </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interest on short term loan (~$ 150,000 per year) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2015 – 2034: all 15-year CIP construction complete </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General obligation bond at 5% (~$ 1.55 million per year) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Member Community Assessment <ul><li>Franklin </li></ul><ul><li>Medway </li></ul><ul><li>Bellingham </li></ul><ul><li>Millis </li></ul><ul><li>Norfolk </li></ul><ul><li>Dover </li></ul><ul><li>Sherborn </li></ul><ul><li>* All percentages based on total reserved capacity per community (total plant 5.7 mgd) </li></ul>67.50 % 16.75 % 5.25 % 8.75 % 0.85 % 0.45 % 0.45 %
  16. 16. Franklin Community Debt Service <ul><li>67.5 % assessment of plant capacity </li></ul><ul><li>2013 and 2014: $ 102,000 per year </li></ul><ul><li>2015 through 2034: $1,050,000 per year </li></ul>
  17. 17. Questions?