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WWTP Chemical Feed System Conversion –
This project consists of the renovation of the current chlorine and sulfur dioxide chemical building, and installation of new sodium hypochlorite and sodium bisulfite storage tanks and dosing systems, replacement of a Return Activated Sludge (RAS) flow meter, and installation of two air valves to the aeration basins. The project has reached Substantial Completion and final punch list items are being completed. The installation of the RAS flow meter, vault and piping has begun. An overnight plant shutdown, from Thursday (9/6) to Friday (9/7), was executed to install a permanent bypass line.  Final installation of the flow meter and vault is expected to be complete by mid-September.

Project Manager: Russell Ferlita, Ph.D., P.E. (727) 298-3186
Construction Manager: Tim Calvit, P.E. (727) 298-3211
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177

WWTP Denitrification Filter Building Repair & Rehabilitation –
This project consists of the removal and replacement of twenty (20) valves and actuators for the denitrification filters, removal and replacement of two pumps and 2 check valves, and repair of damaged concrete portions of the filter building. To perform the work, insertion of eight line stops are required to isolate portions of existing piping and valves. In addition, all piping corresponding to replaced valves will be painted. SGS Contracting Services was awarded the contract in the amount of $697,400 on April 19th. The Pre-Con meeting was held on May 29th; due to long lead times for the valves and actuators, the “NTP” was issued for August 20th; with project completion anticipated before June 12, 2019.

Project Manager: Russell Ferlita, Ph.D., P.E. (727) 298-3186
Construction Manager: Tim Calvit, P.E. (727) 298-3211
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177

Water Treatment Plant – Design Build
The Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Refurbishment Project will rehabilitate / replace the existing 9.5 MGD treatment plant and ensure the ongoing production of high quality potable water to the City of Dunedin’s residents and customers. This is a Progressive Design-Build project which consists of two phases.  Phase I, includes pilot testing and detailed design to 90% in order to establish a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for construction. Phase II, includes completing detailed design, construction, commissioning and turnover to the City. Phase I detailed design is currently underway; the City has completed the review of the 30% design package. The 60% design package is expected by September 14th, which will be reviewed by the City and the City’s value engineering consultant, Tetra Tech. The City and Black & Veatch met with fire and building officials concerning requirements for the new installations. Design is expected to be complete by the end of 2018, with the GMP anticipated during the first quarter of 2019 to be brought before the Commission for consideration of construction award.

Project Manager: Russell Ferlita, Ph.D., P.E. (727) 298-3186

Lift Station 8 & 15 Emergency Diesel Pumps –
These Emergency Diesel Pumps will automatically turn on in the event of a power outage, thus minimizing the need for wastewater staff to physically access the stations to respond to an emergency power outage.  In addition, the back-up pumps will be designed to handle above normal flows to the stations during inclement weather, in an effort to minimize SSO’s. The City’s consultant has submitted the 50% Design Drawings and Specifications for the project.  It is anticipated the 100% design will be completed by the middle of September, and will be advertised for Bid in October. 

Project Manager: Tim Calvit, P.E. (727) 298-3211
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177

Edgewater Drive Sanitary Sewer Replacement and Crosswalk RRFB Project –
This project consists of the removal of existing 8” vitrified clay sanitary sewer pipe (VCP) and replacement with 8” PVC pipe, the removal and replacement of one manhole, installation of a crosswalk with signage and rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB’s), and associated restoration work.  This project will improve water quality, and decrease Inflow/Infiltration into the sanitary sewer collection system. The Project was awarded to Rowland Inc., on July 24th.  The Pre-Con meeting was held on September 6th, and construction is scheduled to commence in September.  During construction, Edgewater Drive will be closed at Albert Street for approximately one month.

Project Manager: Russell Ferlita, Ph.D., P.E. (727) 298-3186
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177

Wastewater Treatment Plant SCADA System Upgrades –
The City of Dunedin intends to upgrade its existing PLC’s and InTouch application in the Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility AWWTF and Collection systems. The scope of work includes: supply materials, install, test, and commission existing Local and Remote Telemetry Units, PLC’s, network equipment, power supplies, terminal blocks, wire, wire ways, surge suppression, cellular communication modems, miscellaneous mounting hardware, & computers. The scope of work and estimation is completed. The bid package is expected to be advertised in September/October, award in November, with construction commencing December/January.

Project Manager: Russell Ferlita, Ph.D., P.E. (727) 298-3186

Roadway Section:

Albert Street Crosswalk –
This Edgewater Dr crossing is being retro-fitted with RRFB’s (see above).

Pavement Preservation – 
The 2018 annual paving contract was bid on August 31st with bid opening scheduled for October 2nd.

Project Manager: Katie Agoado, P.E. (727) 298-3181
Project Inspector: Mark Torrance (727) 298-3183

Community Center Pervious Concrete Parking Lot Improvements –

Project consists of the removal and disposal of existing granite chips, geoweb, and subsurface material in the existing parking lot on the east side of the Community Center; and subsequent replacement with pervious concrete. This project will improve storm water quality and reduce maintenance responsibilities associated with the existing gravel parking spaces. A SWFWMD Permit Exemption was issued for the installation of a base of 12” washed FDOT #57 stone and filter fabric under 6” of Pervious Concrete. The Bid Opening occurred on September 4th with bids received from two contractors. The Parks & Recreation Department is assessing if available funding exists to award the project.

Project Manager: Tim Calvit, P.E. (727) 298-3211

Drainage / Interdepartmental Support:

Marina Sediment Removal Project –

The City Commission approved an authorization request for $62,430 on August 21st for a natural resources survey, bathymetric survey, and geotechnical data collection in order to complete Phase 1 of the project, and finalize permitting.  With these results, the consultant can then move forward with the design in Phase 2, if it is confirmed that sediment depths warrant removal.

Project Manager: Bruce Wirth, P.E., (727) 298-3208

Marina Boat Ramp Replacement –
The concrete boat ramp to the gulf has been damaged by wave erosion and needs to be replaced. Staff received verbal confirmation from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) that removal and replacement with a boat ramp of similar size and footprint is exempt from permitting. A formal request to FDEP for a written Exemption Verification will be submitted; plans for a smaller ramp are currently being prepared.

Project Manager: Bruce Wirth, P.E., (727) 298-3208

Idlewild Ditch Project –
The City Commission approved an authorization request for $49,996 on August 21st for the Idlewild Ditch Project, which will address erosion and sediment issues affecting adjacent properties, and the City maintained ditch system. The consultant (ADA) will provide design and permitting services.

Project Managers: Keith Fogarty (727) 298-3131 / Bruce Wirth, P.E., (727) 298-3208