N ews A bout C urrent B oard A ctions Update and E vents at MSD J anuary 2011 I-64 and Grinstead Drive Storage Basin Project advances to its final design stage The Interstate 64 and Grinstead Drive Storage Basin is part of the Final CSO Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP) of MSD’s Integrated Overflow Abatement Plan. When this project is completed, it will decrease the incidence of overflows at CSOs 125, 127 and 166 in accordance with the LTCP. In April, the members of the MSD Board endorsed an agreement with Qk4 for its initial design effort related to the basin. This initiative was intended to evaluate alternative locations and configurations for the CSO basin, in order that a more precise scope could be developed for the final design. The study established that a single off-line storage basin cannot be built with a gravity-in, gravity-out operation. Moreover, this study identified three other feasible basin locations that require additional consideration. Sewer surcharge basins, such as the Wheeler Basin that is shown above, decrease wet weather sewer overflows and reduce pollution in local waterways. On December 13, the Board members allotted the not-to-exceed amount of $1,170,000 to Qk4 to further examine the remaining sites and complete the final design. Expanding capacity at Fairmount Road Pump Station MSD Metropolitan Sewer District 24/7 Customer Relations: 502-587-0603 TDD/TTY: 502-540-6233 www.msdlouky.org de En español: 502-540-6423 8 de la mañana a 5 de la tarde, de lunes a viernes The Fairmount Road Pump Station, with an ultimate peak flow original design of 1,923 gallons per minute (GPM), was placed into service in 1997. Its pumping capacity has increased by 30 percent over the years— to 2,530 GPM—due to the improvement in pumping equipment efficiency. Although the station’s ultimate design included a triplex pumping configuration, only two pumps were initially installed. This station has a history of pump failures. Pump shafts have been sheared in half at least twice, probably because an accumulation of debris or rags within the check valves has prevented these valves from closing completely. It has been determined that installing a channel grinder would shred any material before it reached the pumps. As a result, the installation of a channel grinder within the influent channel would reduce the number of pump failures and extend the life of the pumps. The Fairmount Road Pump Station Expansion recently was awarded to MAC Construction for $715,000. Project scope entails increasing station capacity by converting it from a duplex to a triplex pumping configuration, as well as installing an influent grinder to resolve the check valve clogging issues. This pumping station will be able to operate at 2,530 GPM when the conversion is completed. Project DRI progress Floyds Fork/North County Area Drainage Response Initiative projects Project DRI now is in the process of resolving drainage issues throughout the community. The following projects are ready for construction: Upcoming Events Beargrass Creek Area 3 2 1 Brokers Tip Lane This project is required to resolve drainage service requests along the 5500 and 5600 blocks of Brokers Tip Lane in District 14. 2 Olive Road This District 24 project is needed to resolve drainage service requests along the 3400 and 3500 blocks of Olive Road, the 6900 block of Charmon Avenue and part of the 1000 block of Minor Lane. 3 Thalia Avenue This project will resolve drainage service requests due to inadequate drainage facilities in the rear of properties on Carolyn Road in District 21. 1 Pond Creek/ Mill Creek Area January 10 MSD Board Meeting 10 a.m., 700 West Liberty Street You can help to protect your neighborhood from stormwater flooding January 17 MSD Offices closed For emergency service anytime, phone MSD’s Customer Relations Department at 502-587-0603. Catch basins and street gutter drains carry stormwater away from homes and streets when it rains. They cannot function properly when their grates are clogged with leaves, twigs, grass clippings and other debris. Covered or clogged drains add to street and yard flooding. January 24 MSD Board Meeting 10 a.m., 700 West Liberty Street MSD Milestones Welcome to MSD: Jesse Schulz, Maintenance Electrician Happy service anniversary: 20 years Allen Adams Joseph Falleri 5 years David Ehman Chiffon Vaughn Please take time to rake away leaves and other debris from catch basin grates. Just a few minutes of your time could prevent street flooding in your neighborhood during heavy rains. A basin may be stopped up even when the grates are clean. If the drain still does not carry water away, call MSD Customer Relations, at 587-0603, to receive assistance. Remember: lDo not remove the grate from a catch basin or from a drain. The area located beneath them can be deep and dangerous! lIf a catch basin grate or manhole cover is missing, immediately contact MSD Customer Relations at 587-0603. Stormwater flooding can be prevented by keeping catch basins free from leaves and debris. Do not pour oil, paint thinner, gasoline, or other petroleum-based chemicals or products into drains. Contaminating streams is a very dangerous practice, which also violates the Louisville and Jefferson County Hazardous Materials Ordinances. Stormwater flooding can be prevented by keeping l catch basins free from leaves and debris. PAGE 2 Replacing channel grinders The Shively Pump Station, which is located in southwest Jefferson County, pumps 11,500 gallons per minute (GPM). When this pumping station was built in 1977, it was designed with two influent channels that lead to three dry pit submersible pumps. In 1995, two grinders—with a combined capacity of 11,500 GPM—were installed in the two channels. One of these grinders was removed from service in 2009 because it failed beyond repair. On December 13, the MSD Board designated $322,000 for Pace Contracting to increase station efficiency by replacing the smaller existing channel grinder with two 11,500-GPM ones, each of which will be sized to handle the flows from the interceptor entering the pumping station. They will be sized to manage maximum wet weather flows to this station, thus preventing flooding concerns due to lack of operating capacity. The two new units will allow each influent channel to operate independently and provide staff members with full site flexibility for operation and maintenance purposes. Metro Operations employees will refurbish the existing grinder, which then will become an on-site backup unit. MSD exchanges property with Metro Government For some time, MSD has been involved in discussions with Louisville Metro Government to acquire multiple Louisville Metro properties for constructing detention basins, enlarging MSD’s Central Maintenance Facility (CMF) and providing property for various sewer projects. MSD simultaneously was negotiating to buy easements across property at 3515 Newburg Road for the Southeastern Interceptor Relief Sewer, while Louisville Metro wished to purchase this same Manheim property for its fleet operations base. It has been determined to be financially beneficial for MSD to buy the Manheim property and exchange it with Louisville Metro for the multiple properties that MSD requires. Properties to be transferred to MSD include: 912 East Breckinridge Street, and 917 and 935 East Logan Street (the most feasible location for the Logan Street CSO Basin); l a proposed 2-acre tract at 2601 Millers Lane (this property, which is adjacent to the Central Maintenance Facility, will offer additional access to CMF and be used to build a new facility for disposing of debris and waste from MSD’s vactor and catch basin cleaning operations); a proposed 5.25-acre tract at 1388 Lexington Road (to be utilized as a CSO basin); and l several Petersburg Road properties (will be crossed by the Southeastern Interceptor Relief Sewer and be rendered unmarketable because of the size of the needed easements). performed a ditch regrade on my property. Nathaniel Elliott, Nelson Little and Justin Martin were not only courteous, but the work that they did was excellent. I am very impressed. —Kathy Ray When I arrived home, I noticed what a good job William Baskette, Robinson and Derek Shields had done of clearing the alleyway and drain system at the rear of my home. I know how important it is to praise such a wonderful job done is supervisory. Good job! —Christopher Lyons I want to compliment Leila Employee Spotlight Cunningham and Yozette The Instrumentation Testing Association (ITA) honored Saeed Assef, Director of Infrastructure and Flood Protection, with an award for his continued participation and volunteer support. Assef has served on the ITA Board of Directors since 2002 and as president of the organization since 2009. l TheTri-State Minority Supplier Development Council recognized MSD as the 2010 Corporation of theYear (Public Sector) at its recent Annual Agave’ Awards ceremony. MSD was recognized for a program that demonstrates a strong commitment to diversity in business and procurement activities. MSD crew members who have by a very nice crew because my job l l I would like to compliment the Keith Brooks, Rashawnda l lThe Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers named Anthony “Tony” Marconi, Infrastructure and Flood Protection Preventive Maintenance and Support Manager, as the 2010-11 Young Engineer of the Year. Customers First Gaither, both of whom talked with me regarding my sewer bill. I have never been treated so nicely. I would offer both of them jobs if there were any openings at my Tori Coward enjoyed the snowman display at the Annual Holiday Celebration, held at CMF on December 3, with the daughter of her co-worker Celethia Neal. business. They could not have been more helpful or polite. —Diana Polsgrove PAGE 3 MSD Metropolitan Sewer District 700 West Liberty Street Louisville, KY 40203-1911 Printed on 30% post-consumer content paper. © COPYRIGHT 2011 LOJIC map data copyrighted by the Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville Water Company, Louisville Metro Government and Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator. All rights reserved. Board Actions In May, Phase 6 of the Floodwall Concrete l Joint Repair Project—which is located between the closures at Shelby and Buchanan Being part of the solution streets—was awarded to Larry W. Doyle & Associates. The members of the Board in December approved a change order for $53,713 that will allow MSD to take advantage of established procedures and unit prices for extending joint repairs with maximum cost effectiveness. The Morris Forman Water Quality l Treatment Center Final Effluent Pump Station (FEPS) Electrical Modifications contract was awarded to Eaton Electrical Corporation in November 2008. MSD’s Board recently authorized an $86,045 change order with Eaton to provide extended crane rental, rigging crews and mechanics for reinstalling Pump B-4; relocate the existing seal water piping system; and install a pump and motor grounding system for connection with the FEPS Electrical Substation. PAGE 4 You can improve the quality of Louisville Metro’s waterways! The conditions of our streams, creeks and the Ohio River affect our quality of life in many ways. When it rains, stormwater carries pollutants to catch basins and drainage ditches, which then flow into creeks or into the Ohio River. Leaving pet waste in your yard, dropping litter in the street, or treating your yard or lawn with chemicals before a rainstorm is equivalent to placing those materials directly into a creek. Sump pumps, washing machines and dishwashers fill sanitary sewers and contribute to sewer overflows during rain events. When such overflows happen, streams become loaded with pollutants that can cause sickness with human contact.