The following action items passed by majority vote during the regular meeting of the Sanitation District No. 1 Board of Directors held Tuesday, March 16.
1. Master Service Agreement – Water Resource Management Services
A Master Service Agreement (MSA) for Professional Water Resource Management Services at the rates submitted with each proposal was awarded to the following firms: AECOM, Civil Environmental and Consulting, CT Consultants, DLZ, Fishbeck, Geosyntec, GPD Group, Gresham Smith, Hazen and Sawyer, Human Nature, JMT, LimnoTech, Power Engineers, Prime AE, RA Consultants, RESPEC Company, Stantec, Strand, Sustainable Streams, Tetra Tech, Third Rock, Wade Trim and Wood.
SD1’s approach to procuring professional services required for various water resource management services is based on the establishment of master service agreement (MSA) contracts. Tasks associated with water resource management services can be grouped into three categories: Program Management Assistance, Monitoring and Modeling Support, and Best Management Practices (BMP). Through the competitive bidding process a group of qualified firms are identified. A Master Services Agreement of standard terms and conditions are then entered into with each of the firms to establish a pool of as needed bidders for individual tasks. This allows SD1 to establish with successful bidders the standard terms and conditions upfront thereby expediting services and increasing efficiency in the process.
SD1 Goals Advanced: Financial, Operational Efficiency & Resiliency, Optimal Infrastructure Management
2. Licking River Siphon - Design
The Board awarded a contract to CT Consultants in an amount not to exceed $189,368 for engineering services for the design and to provide construction administration for the Licking River Conveyance Upsizing Project, Phase 1.
This project, along with the Licking River Equalization Tank project and the 12” Licking River Siphon project – all located in the City of Wilder – will reduce the sanitary sewer overflows (SSO) in the SD1 system by 41% or 47 MG when complete. In the Clean H2O40 Amended Consent Decree, the SSO percent reduction is 20% for the first milestone of July 1, 2023 and 75% for the second milestone of January 1, 2029. This project, in conjunction with the other capital projects included in the FY 2021 CIP, will ensure that we achieve these percent reductions by the specified milestone dates.
SD1 Goals Advanced: Operational Efficiency & Resiliency, Optimal Infrastructure Management, Environmental Stewardship
3. Reservation of Sewer Capacity
Three new requests for reservation of sanitary sewer capacity were approved at the March 2021 meeting.
The reservation of capacity program provides SD1 with knowledge of development, an opportunity to assess system capacity, track committed capacity in balance with system operations and capital improvements, and provide developers assurance of capacity. This process benefits the communities served by SD1 by providing planning tools for economic vitality.
SD1 Goals Advanced: Financial Viability, Optimal Infrastructure Management, Stakeholder Support, Environmental Stewardship
4. Storm Water Public Cost-Share
One new request from the City of Fort Wright was approved during the March 2021 Board meeting. This project will address public drainage issues at Redwood and Birchwood Drive in Fort Wright.
The SD1 Public Cost-Share Program provides financial assistance to co-permittees for the installation of new storm water infrastructure that addresses drainage issues associated with a dedicated and accepted right-of-way, impacting a right-of-way, or caused by or related to public infrastructure drainage. Upon satisfactory completion of the project, SD1 assumes ownership of the new infrastructure and reimburses the co-permittee a percentage of the project cost. Currently, the SD1 reimbursement percentage is set at 50% of the cost.
SD1 Goals Advanced: Customer Satisfaction, Financial Viability, Stakeholder Support, Environmental Stewardship
Details about the SD1 Strategic Business Plan are available at: https://www.sd1.org/223/Strategic-Business-Plan.
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SD1 is responsible for the collection and treatment of northern Kentucky’s wastewater and also serves as the regional storm water management agency. SD1 is the second largest public sewer utility in Kentucky, serving more than 312,000 residents throughout Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. SD1 maintains approximately 1,662 miles of sanitary-sewer system pipeline, 124 wastewater pumping stations, 15 flood pump stations, seven package treatment plants, three major wastewater treatment plants, 428 miles of storm-sewer system and 32,728 storm-sewer structures.