Update Newsletter – April 2013 - MSD


Update Newsletter – April 2013 - MSD

Upd at eCur r e n t MSD Ne w sApr i l 2013Bancroft WQTC to be removedMSD continues decreasing sewer overflowsinto our waterwaysThe Devondale Pumping Station (PS) has beenidentified as a source of sanitary sewer overflowswithin the MSD system. Capacity deficiencyat the existing station is the cause of thewet weather overflows. MSD will addressthese sanitary sewer overflows by installinga new pumping station and undergroundstorage basin.BancroftWQTCMoreover, the neighboring BancroftWater Quality Treatment Center (WQTC)will be removed as part of our ongoing effort to eliminate small water quality treatment centers,wherever such action is practicable. The Bancroft WQTC and Devondale PS Elimination Project willeliminate operational expenses and maintenance issues that are associated with small treatment centersand pumping stations, sanitary sewer overflows, and pumping/hauling during wet weather events.This initiative will incorporate the design of a 0.33 million gallon per day (MGD) pumping station;a 0.25 MGD storage basin; 1,200 feet of 12-inch sanitary sewer; and 1,200 feet of 4-inch forcemain. Most of the project will be within the dedicated open space along Goose Creek between theDevondale PS property—which is located at 7404 Arrowwood Road—and the Bancroft WQTCproperty at 7610 Old Orchard Circle.MSDMetropolitan Sewer DistrictMSD’s Mission:We, at MSD, build, maintainand operate quality wastewater,flood protectionand stormwater facilitiesfor the people of our community.24/7 Cu s t o m e r Re l at i o n s:502-587-0603TDD/TTY: 502-540-6233m s d lo u k y.o r gMaking a difference in the health of our streamsSimple everyday activities can affect our environment. Workingtogether, all of us can help to prevent sewer overflows and keep ourwaterways clean and safe.Please help us clear our creeks and the Ohio River of trash by keepinglitter out of your yard and street. Catch basins and yard drains willusually receive this waste due to the fact that rainwater carries itdownhill. In addition, because such drains lead to the nearest streamor creek, the debris could end up there. Making certain to place yourtrash in the can is the easiest way of ensuring that this type of wastedoes not pollute our community waterways.En e s pa ñ o l: 502-540-6423d e 8:15 d e la m a ñ a n a a 5 d e la ta r d e,d e l u n e s a v i e r n e s

Camp Taylor Sanitary Sewer Projectto replace some of city’s earliest underground sewersA large portion of the Camp Taylor neighborhood’s sanitary sewers dates back to the early 1900s,when lines were established to serve the location of U. S. Army training facilities. Residentialdevelopment took over the area after the training facilities were closed. Most of such developmentwas achieved without appropriateplans, approvals and/or notification.The results—undersized lines,lines below structures and singleproperty service connections withmultiple hookups—cause continuousdifficulties and problems for MSD’sMaintenance Department.MSD MilestonesWelcome to MSD:Derry Baker,Building and Grounds LaborerDarrick Johnson Jr., Lab Tech IICongratulations on your promotion:Christina Judd, Accounting AssociateJustin Martin, Utility Worker IIITrevor Williams, Utility Worker IIWelcome to a new role:Patrick Beasley, Sewers DepartmentBrian Reed, Floodwall LaborerMichael Tindle,Floodwall MaintenanceIn order to comply with ourAmended Consent Decree, aSanitary Sewer Evaluation Study(SSES) was performed in 2010.The Camp Taylor neighborhoodhas been divided into five areas.SSES recommendations for thefirst section of Area 2 are to:• Replace existing sanitary sewerlines;• Rehab some existing manholes;• Disconnect catch basins,downspouts and yard drains fromthe sanitary sewer system; and• Provide the required surfacedrainage to accommodate morerunoff from disconnecteddownspouts and yard drains.The Camp Taylor Sanitary Sewer Project will replace old sewer linesthat date back to the early 1900s.Happy service anniversary:25 years Larry BooneJames CrowderMichael HolleySherri Sutton15 years Vikki Huelsman5 years Keith BrooksJerry Logan Jr.Denzil Whalin Sr.Congratulations on your retirement:Jerry BondRobert SalleeKlondike Interceptor Project will meandecreased overflows in the Hikes Lane areaThe Klondike Interceptor Project is one of several interceptor sewer line projects that are being built,or have been constructed, in direct relation to the elimination of the Jeffersontown Water QualityTreatment Center (WQTC) and of overflows in the area. The elimination of Jeffersontown WQTCis included in MSD’s 2009 Amended Consent Decree.The Klondike Interceptor Project extends gravity sewer from the decommissioned Highgate SpringsPumping Station—a frequent and high-volume sanitary sewer overflow location along Hikes Laneand Klondike Lane—to a manhole into which the Jeffersontown Force Main will eventually pumpwhen it is built. This specific project provides for:• 3,262 feet of 36-inch gravity sewer;• 16 manholes;• 103 feet of road bore (54-inch steel casing);• stream restoration; and• other miscellaneous appurtenant work.PAGE 2

Increasing capacity to eliminate overflowsProposed IOAP changes to affect original design scope of Bells Lane WWTF ProjectThe Bells Lane Wet Weather Treatment Facility (WWTF), formerly known as Paddy’s Run, treatsstormwater and sanitary flows at the largest combined sewer overflow in MSD’s system. TheSouthwestern Outfall pipe carries both storm and sanitary flows from a 7,500-acre service area tothe Southwest Pumping Station (SWPS), from which they are pumped for treatment to the MorrisForman Water Quality Treatment Center. The pumping station capacity can be surpassed duringperiods of heavy rain, which means that excess flow is then carried to the Ohio River. The new BellsLane Facility—which is a key element of our Integrated Overflow Abatement Plan (IOAP)—isintended to decrease overflow events from 61 times per year to a target of eight times a year.MSD was makingenhancements andmodifications to the IOAPwhile the design initiativebegan for the Bells Lanetreatment facility. The revisedIOAP recommendations haveincreased the flow projections.The new facility will requiremore capacity, thus involvingthe design of the SWPSimprovements. The currentSWPS sizing is 160 milliongallons per day (MGD).In addition, a 25-milliongallon-capacityequalizationbasin is necessary for storingflow that is in excess of the50-MGD treatment facility.Left: The Southwestern Outfallis the largest combined sewerin MSD’s system. The new BellsLane facility will provide morecapacity for sewage treatmentduring rain events and sodecrease overflow to theOhio River, shown below.Customers FirstI recently had the occasion to contactJane Poole, who is a staff memberof the Louisville/Jefferson CountyInformation Consortium, regardingan issue about its maps. She isquite knowledgeable, helpful andfamiliar with the subject of my concern.She was able to address the matterfor me. I am very impressed withher courtesy and advice.— Denis HommrichThe MSD crew that conductedmy service line repair was very nice.Mitchell Casper, Ricky Millsand Ryan Satram did a great joband worked together quite well, too.Although they used a lot of equipment,these crew members cleaned up thearea so well that you could not eventell they had been here.— Toni CarverI want to pass along a complimentand express our appreciation toGerald Dunlap’s crew ofJermaine Murphy, Ron Smithand Trevor Williams for doingan excellent job of repairing aproperty service line.— Ralph KeelingPAGE 3

MSDMetropolitan Sewer District700 West Liberty StreetLouisville, KY 40203-1911Printed on 30% post-consumercontent paper.© COPYRIGHT 2013LOJIC map data copyrighted by the Louisville and Jefferson CountyMetropolitan Sewer District, Louisville Water Company, LouisvilleMetro Government and Jefferson County Property ValuationAdministrator. All rights reserved.MSD Board information:You can find information aboutMSD Board actions on our website,msdrecords.louisvillemsd.orgThe public is welcome to attend MSD Board meetings.Access msdlouky.org/aboutmsd/board.htmfor the schedule of both regularand Board committee meetings.Upcoming EventsApril 8MSD Board Meeting10 a.m., 700 West Liberty StreetApril 11Joint Utility Reception1 p.m.-4 p.m., Memorial Auditorium,970 South Fourth SteetApril 12MSD Personnel Committee Meeting9 a.m., 700 West Liberty StreetApril 22MSD Board Meeting10 a.m., 700 West Liberty StreetMSD helps Boy Scouts add new merit badgeto their uniformsKen Nichter, who is an Emergency Response Pretreatment Inspector, recently led his Boy Scoutsfrom Troop 77 on a tour of our Cedar Creek Water Quality Treatment Center (WQTC) to assistthem in completing their requirements for the Environmental Science Merit Badge. Accordingto Process Supervisor Richard Mills, who conducted this tour, “I enjoy working with youngpeople. They have interesting ideas and are always asking great questions. They are the future.”The tour has enabled the Scouts to learn firsthand how wastewater is physically, biologicallyand chemically treated for its discharge back into the environment. The use of UV (ultraviolet)disinfection prompted a great discussion with regard to chemical safety and the environment.The Boy Scouts left Cedar Creek WQTC with an enhanced understanding of environmentalscience, as well as an appreciation for MSD’s treatment process.April 26MSD BoardStrategic Business Planning Meeting9 a.m., Central Maintenance Facility,3050 Commerce Center PlaceRi g h t: MSD Emergency ResponsePretreatment Inspector Ken Nichterleads Boy Scout Troop 77 on a tourof Cedar Creek WQTC.PAGE 4

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