Sludge in the San Bernard Update - Feb 28
Posted on Mar 1st, 2022
Updated Mon Feb 28, 2022
City of Brazoria WWTP Temporary Mitigation Activities Schedule
2/09/2022 - Mercer Controls evaluate electrical equipment, etc.
2/10/2022 - Notice to Proceed to MagnaFlow
2/10/2022 - Notice to Proceed to Aeration Industries
2/22/2022 - Delivery of borrowed aerators, new item
2/24/2022 - MagnaFlow mobilized - completed 2/21/2022
3/10/2022 - Delivery of rental aerators - completed 2/17/2022
3/10/2022 - Sludge removal complete
3/15/2022 - Completion of installation of aerators
3/16/2022 - Delivery of seed sludge
3/17/2022 - Completion of site work for dewatering box, new item
3/18/2022 - Delivery of sludge dewatering box
Two aerators were borrowed from a neighboring city and one will be installed as a ready-to-run spare. All electrical parts have been tested and any that might still fail under full load are believed to be short delivery items. Strand Engineers will meet with the civil and electrical contractors this Friday to agree on scope and schedule for remaining work. Schedule will be reissued after that if needed.
Mike Collard, City of Brazoria Engineering Director, estimates the total cost will exceed the $300,000 the city had appropriated to date and requested an additional $150,000 at a special council meeting last night. Gary Kersh amended the request to $200,000 and council passed the measure unanimously. Total City of Brazoria commitment for temporary mitigation is now $500,000.
“…Brazoria’s issues with its wastewater plant date to at least 2006, Shugart (Brazoria Mayor) said. The city has active violations, dating back to 2016, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental (TCEQ) database, including 60 violations for the river failing to meet the limit for one or more permit parameters. Complaints about the river’s water quality date to 2004…” --THE FACTS newspaper, Fri Mar 4, 2022 “Brazoria boost funding $200K” article