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BIOSOLIDS SHORT AND LONG RANGE PLANNING. Utilities Department Orange County Board of County Commissioners January 11, 2011. Presentation Outline. Purpose Background Current Issue Next Steps Requested Action. Presentation Outline. Purpose Background Current Issue Next Steps

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biosolids short and long range planning

BIOSOLIDS SHORT AND LONG RANGE PLANNING

Utilities Department

Orange County

Board of County Commissioners

January 11, 2011

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Presentation Outline

  • Purpose
  • Background
  • Current Issue
  • Next Steps
  • Requested Action
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Presentation Outline

  • Purpose
  • Background
  • Current Issue
  • Next Steps
  • Requested Action
purpose
Purpose
  • Emergency ratification of contract for biosolids hauling and treatment
    • 90-day contract
    • 30-day extension, if needed
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Presentation Outline

  • Purpose
  • Background
  • Current Issue
  • Next Steps
  • Requested Action
background
Background
  • What are Biosolids?
    • “Sludge”
    • “Domestic Wastewater Residuals”
    • “Biosolids”
    • “Primarily organic solid product produced by wastewater treatment processes that can be beneficially recycled and meets US Federal criteria for beneficial reuse”
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Background

Distribution

& Marketing

17%

Landfill

17%

Land Application

66%

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Background
  • Beneficial Reuse
    • Class “AA”- Unrestricted public access areas such as playgrounds, parks, golf courses, and lawns. Can be bagged and sold
    • Class “B”- Limited to restricted public access such as agricultural sites, forests, roadway shoulders, and medians. Requirements for permitting, access, setbacks, public notification
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Background

  • Biosolids production (wet tons/year)

NWRF

10,585

EWRF

46,720

SWRF

38,325

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Presentation Outline

  • Purpose
  • Background
  • Current Issue
  • Next Steps
  • Requested Action
current issue
Current Issue
  • Previous contract expired
    • Shelley’s provided biosolids hauling and treatment for EWRF and NWRF from 12/01/06 thru 11/30/10
    • Elected not to extend contract due to contractor’s FDEP permit issues
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Current Issue
  • DEP letter 10/14/2010 “Notice of Permit Denial”
    • Criminal Investigations Bureau on 9/27/2010 observed
    • Under litigation as a result of investigation in July 2008
    • Facility had a history of non-compliance
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Current Issue
  • Shelley’s employees charged with 3rd degree felony for illegal dumping in Flagler County on September 27, 2010
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Current Issue
  • Settlement Agreement reached 1/4/2011
    • $74,500 penalty
    • Must sell land to VitAg Company “for the purpose of constructing a biosolids treatment plant”
  • Must submit proposal for 3rd party oversight of operations
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Current Issue
  • Ratification of N-Viro Contract (Y11-172)
    • Emergency contract for biosolids hauling and treatment for EWRF and NWRF
    • Effective 12/1/10 thru 2/28/11 (90 days) with option for 30-day extension
    • $55.25 per wet ton
    • Estimated contract amount for 90 days is $894,000
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Presentation Outline

  • Purpose
  • Background
  • Current Issue
  • Next Steps
  • Requested Action
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Next Steps

  • Currently advertising IFB Y11-178
    • New annual contract for biosolids hauling and treatment
    • Bid opening on 1/13/11
    • Successful bidder will commence operations at the end of the 90-day term of the N-Viro contract
    • One year term with two renewals of one year each
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Next Steps

  • Dewatering improvements
    • IFB to be issued for pre-purchase of three centrifuges in February 2011
    • Anticipated cost of equipment is $1,500,000
    • Equipment purchase will require BCC approval
    • IFB to be issued for installation
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Regional Biosolids Study

Evaluate future regional biosolids production

Biosolids processing alternatives evaluation

Consider regional facility partners:

Reedy Creek Improvement District

City of Orlando

Toho Water Authority

Next Steps

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Presentation Outline

  • Purpose
  • Background
  • Current Issue
  • Next Steps
  • Requested Action
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Requested Action

  • Ratification of Emergency Contract Y11-172 Transport, Processing and Disposal of Biosolids from the Eastern Water Reclamation Facility and Northwest Water Reclamation Facility in the estimated contract amount of $893,849 and authorization for contract extension of one month for an additional $297,849, if necessary
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BIOSOLIDS SHORT AND LONG RANGE PLANNING

Utilities Department

Orange County

Board of County Commissioners

January 11, 2011