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PUBLIC WORKS AND UTILITIES DEPARTMENT:             Engineering Pipes
Engineering Division (Utilities):

New Reclaimed Water Ground Storage Tank Related Projects

Construction of a new 2 million gallon ground storage tank and associated equipment is underway at the Wastewater Treatment Plant to increase the reclaimed water storage capacity. The City will also receive water from the adjacent Coca Cola facility on MLK, Jr. Avenue to augment the reclaimed water system. The underground piping to and from the equipment pad has been completed. Installation of the Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s), VFD building, and monitoring building is complete and final electrical and piping work is underway. Installation of the duct bank is underway.

Project Managers: Russell Ferlita, Ph.D., P.E. (727) 298-3186; Paul Stanek (727) 298-3100Brian Antonian (727) 298-3256
Project Inspector: Mark Torrance (727) 298-3183

Water Plant Greensand Filter Media Replacement

The City is replacing exhausted media in the green sand filters at the Water Treatment Plant to ensure reliability of the treatment process and potable water supply. Reconditioning of Filter #2 is complete, the media has been loaded, and the filter has been disinfected and placed back online. Filter #3 reconditioning is complete, the laterals have been installed, and media loading is underway. The filter will be disinfected and placed back online once media loading is complete. Filter #4 is offline and the media has been removed; the filter has been cleaned and sandblasted, and repainting is underway. 

Project Manager: Russell Ferlita, Ph.D., P.E. (727) 298-3186
Project Inspector: Mark Torrance (727) 298-3183

Wastewater Plant Methanol Tank Replacement

Replacement of the methanol storage tank at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, with a new tank meeting current code requirements, is substantially complete. Final installation of tank accessories is completed. The tank and dosing pumps were commissioned and placed into service. Final punch list items are completed and the project is being closed out.

Project Manager: Brian Antonian (727) 298-3256
Project Inspector: Mark Torrance (727) 298-3183

Wastewater Plant Headworks Redundant Discharge Pipe

The City has added a redundant pipe connecting the headworks of the plant, which receives all the wastewater for the City, to the treatment process. This project ensures the plant is able to continue to treat wastewater in the event of a primary headworks pipeline failure. All items have been installed, tested, and accepted. Final punch list items are completed and the project is being closed out.

Project Manager: Brian Antonian (727) 298-3256
Project Inspector: Mark Torrance (727) 298-3183

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 was advertised for bids in June; and the bid opening is scheduled for July 18th.

Project Manager: Russell Ferlita, Ph.D., P.E. (727) 298-3186
Project Inspector: Mark Torrance (727) 298-3183

Water Treatment Plant

City of Dunedin’s Request for Proposal #17-1085, issued on May 19, 2017, solicited proposals from qualified consultants to provide services required to assist the City in obtaining and administering a State of Florida DEP Revolving Fund (SRF) loan. The Consultant will be responsible for all administration and compliance activities required to meet the terms of the SRF loan. The purpose of the loan will be to refurbish the City’s Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant (ROWTP), constructed in 1992. The City received proposals from three SRF loan administration consultants. Angie Brewer & Associates, LC (AB&A) was ranked highest by the selection committee. SRF loan consultant services will be required throughout the 3-4 year design/construction period. A recommendation to award a contract to AB&A will be brought before the Commission in August. The City is currently finalizing contract negotiations with Black & Veatch/Overland Construction (B&V), for progressive design-build services for the Phase I - Pilot Testing, and future GMP for reconstruction of the existing ROWTP. A recommendation to award Phase I to B&V will be brought before the Commission in August. This project is estimated at $26.5M.

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

Project Inspector: Mark Torrance (727) 298-3183

Engineering (Stormwater):

Lakewood Estates Drainage Improvements Project

Construction of this project is progressing well (approximately 80% complete), consisting of the installation of large stormwater culverts within the right-of-way. Paving along Oakwood Drive has been completed. Work continues along Parkwood, and Pinewood Drives. This $5.2M SWFWMD cooperatively funded project will address historic flooding issues in this neighborhood. The contract duration is 18 months, with project completion anticipated well before March 2018.

Project Manager: Marcello Tavernari, P.E. (727) 298-3208
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177 

Engineering (Roadway):

Application of Asphalt on Various Street Locations

Various locations will receive asphalt milling and overlay throughout the City. The Public Works Department utilizes an advanced pavement management program to model and plan roadway preservation treatments throughout the City’s 110-mile network. The goal is to increase the pavement condition index (PCI) throughout the entire city. Bidding of a 90 day duration contract, estimated at a cost of $245,000 is anticipated to open in August.

Project Manager: Marcello Tavernari, P.E. (727) 298-3208
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177

Application of Asphalt Rejuvenating Agent on Various Street Locations

Asphalt Rejuvenating Agent is a surface treatment that will preserve and protect newer asphalt roadways. The rejuvenating agent is designed to improve the durability lost to weathering, therefore extending the service life of roadways. Bidding of a 60 day duration contract, estimated at $56,000 is set to open on July 25th.

Project Manager: Marcello Tavernari, P.E. (727) 298-3208 
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177

Application of Micro-surface and Crack-seal on Various Street Locations

The Micro-surface aspect of this project includes sealing pavement cracks and applying a surface layer to protect the asphalt from further damage. Also included in this project is Cold in-Place Recycling, used to strengthen segments of specific roadways. Bidding of a 90 day duration contract, estimated at a cost of $305,000 is anticipated to open in August.

Project Manager: Marcello Tavernari, P.E. (727) 298-3208
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177

Engineering (Miscellaneous):

Dunedin Marina Fishing Pier Rehabilitation

 The Dunedin Marina Fishing Pier is located at the northwestern corner of the Marina, at the western end of Marina Plaza. The rehabilitation project includes removal and replacement of the timber decking, stringers, handrail, bench, lighting, electric line, and water line. The Commission approved Stamper Construction Company as the contractor for this project at their July 11, 2017 Work Session.  City staff will begin removal of the existing timber decking, stringers, handrail and benches in late July. The contractors work will begin shortly thereafter.

Project Manager: Joan Rice. P.E. (727) 298-3179
Project Inspector: Mark Torrance (727) 298-3183

Dunedin Marina Sediment Removal & Disposal Project

The rehabilitation project includes retaining a consultant to plan, design, and permit, the removal and disposal of the existing sediment that has accumulated within the City’s Marina. Within the next few weeks, Engineering Staff will bring the scope and fee to the Commission for recommendation of award to begin the planning efforts on this project. Planning will begin this fiscal year with design to occur in FY18, and construction activities planned to start in FY19, depending upon the approval of permitting activities by various state agencies.

Project Manager: Marcello Tavernari, P.E. (727) 298-3208
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177

School Flashing Beacon Time Switch with Cellular Modem Update

The update to the City’s existing school flashing beacons, with new time switches and cellular modem, will be presented to Commission on July 25th. The new equipment will fit in the existing school flashing beacon control boxes. The modem will allow staff to control all of the beacons via computer, laptop or cell phone, without opening each individual unit. Changes can be made from the office and remotely. Timing can be set for the regular school year, holidays, early release, summer school, and during multiple times a day. The computer program records the beacon activity, and sends notification to the operator, such as low battery warnings.

For inquiries call Joan Rice, P.E. (727) 298-3179


Engineering would like to thank you for your interest in the City's Public Improvements Projects and welcomes you to contact us at any of the above mentioned links or phone numbers with any questions or concerns.

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