Work continues on the expansion of the wastewater plant in Briar Chapel. As a reminder, this will expand the capacity from 250,000 gallons per day to 500,000 gallons per day to serve the build out needs of the Briar Chapel Community. Most of the concrete pours are complete, and the remainder of the concrete is anticipated to be placed by the second week in February.
Process equipment continues to arrive, with the vast majority of the equipment already onsite. There are several components of the plant scheduled for delivery in the coming weeks. The remainder of the electrical and motor control panels are scheduled to arrive any day now. Fed Ex was scheduled to deliver them on Tuesday, December 18th, but we are still awaiting their arrival. The clarifier equipment is scheduled to arrive by the end of January, though the manufacturer has not confirmed this date, despite repeated attempts by ONSWC to confirm. The odor control equipment is scheduled to arrive before the end of February. We remain concerned about further delays in equipment delivery and will update you as we learn final dates.
Concrete pours have been delayed by adverse weather conditions. The general contractor is taking cold weather precautions and continues to pour concrete through the winter. It is anticipated the concrete work will be completed by mid-February. Work is progressing simultaneously on several fronts. In parallel with the concrete pours the electricians are installing wiring conduits, junction boxes and preparing to set the control panels (when they arrive). In addition, the diffusers for the aeration, digestor and sludge holding basins have been installed.
Final completion has been delayed from the original schedule. The revised schedule is now projecting the completion date in mid-April, and we are working diligently to finish as quickly as possible. As you can see from the pictures, substantial progress has been made since the last update.
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