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Reclaimed Water System: Due to funding
limitations, the City’s new reclaimed water system was
planned for construction in two phases.
Phase one components included the flow
diversion tower, all piping and the high pressure pump
station at a cost of approximately $3,000,000.
Construction of Phase 1 is complete and the full cost
was paid in full with a SRWMD grant.
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Phase 2 of the project will consist of purchase and
installation of a DynaDisc Filter System and
construction of a 1.5 million gallon concrete reclaimed
water storage tank.
The cost to complete Phase 2 is $1,750,000. The SRWMD
has allocated $419,000 leaving a balance of $1,331,000
to complete Phase 2.
A staff proposal will be presented to the City
Utility Board on December 8, 2009. Staff will ask for a
Board recommendation for Council approval to fund Phase
2 from the Water/Sewer Construction Trust Fund.
The following are reasons to move aggressively with
completion of Phase 2 of the Reclaimed Water System:
will prevent having to “moth ball” the completed $3
million Phase 1 components. Without Phase 2, the Phase 1
components will tend to “rust in place” and have a
prematurely shorten useful life. To achieve the full
worth value Phase 2 components need to be completed and
the entire project placed into operational service.
will satisfy a “Consent Order” commitment made to the
FDEP (2005) to implement a reclaimed water system
thereby reducing the amount of treated wastewater
applied to the Sisters Welcome Road Spray Site and
minimize environmental impacts on Ichetucknee Springs.
will satisfy a commitment made to the SRWMD and to
provide reclaimed water to an agricultural site to
offset its consumptive use of Floridan Aquifer
will reduce the city’s consumptive use (withdrawal) of
Floridan Aquifer groundwater by the city’s Price Creek
Water Treatment Plant extending that plant’s capacity
and reducing chemical (liquid oxygen, chlorine, etc.)
and power costs.
will improve customer satisfaction by providing less
expensive reclaimed water for yard irrigation.
It will delay the construction of new filters and
storage tanks at the new Kicklighter Road WWTF delaying
over $3 million in construction costs until defined by
It will place the city in line for future grants to
extend the regional reclaimed water distribution piping
grid to I-10 on the north and SR 100 on the East thereby
providing discharge locations for future AWT/PA WWTF’s
in these potential growth areas.
It will improve the city’s standing for future grants to
aid in the construction of the Kicklighter Road WWTF by
having the discharge system “on-line” when the plant is
It will protect the Phase 1 warranties and guarantees
for the pumps, piping, controls, and equipment that
might otherwise be voided or lost due to time delays in
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