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Services Center Water System Upgrade

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McFarland Creek WWTP Renovation & Upgrade

Chardon Township Sewer Project

Aquilla WWTP Upgrades

NAME: Aquilla WWTP Upgrades TOWNSHIP: Claridon Township ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION COST: $1,720,000 CONSULTING ENGINEER: HDR Inc. CONTRACTOR: TBD FUNDING: Ohio HB 168 funds, Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC), Geauga County ARPA funding, and GCDWR capital improvements funding. SCOPE OF PROJECT: As a condition of the NPDES permit renewal in 2016, the county was to upgrade/repair the Aquilla WWTP by 3/1/2021. However, project has been delayed until 2023. It will require the removal of sludge from the two lagoons, inspection of/repair of/ replacement of the: (1) lagoon liners & clay beds if necessary, (2) the aerators, and (3) the lagoon effluent land application system (piping, pumps, and valves).
NAME: Chardon Twp WWTP & Sewer Project TOWNSHIP: Chardon Township ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION COST: $5,560,000 CONSULTING ENGINEER: GPD Group CONTRACTOR: Trax Construction Company FUNDING: Loans via OPWC, and OEPA-WPCLF SCOPE OF PROJECT: Construction of a sanitary sewer collection system and a 50,000 gpd wastewater treatment plant to service 113 households in the Berkshire Heights subdivision, Chardon TWP.  The project is the result of the “Findings & Orders” issued by the Ohio EPA in February 2015.  Homes can connect to the sewers and once sewage flow increases, the WWTP can begin full operation. Homes must be connected by 8/31/23. ARPA funding is available for lateral connections.
NAME: McFarland Creek WWTP Renovation & Upgrade TOWNSHIP: Bainbridge Township ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION COST: $35,000,000 CONSULTING ENGINEER: HDR Engineering Inc. CONTRACTOR: TBD FUNDING: OWDA Planning Loan $997,459 and FY22 EPA-STAG Grant $800,00.00.  The Department is requesting ARPA funds from the County Commissioners. Project is listed in the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Year 2023 Final Program Management Plan for $20,000,000. The County is pursuing FY2024 Federal Funds to apply to construction costs. SCOPE OF PROJECT: The McFarland WWTP is currently under an Administrative Order on Consent with the U.S. EPA Region 5 requiring the County to improve the plant operations in order to meet the NPDES permit requirements and halt bypassing.  The renovation and upgrade will include new headworks, oxidation ditches, clarifiers, and disc filters.  The current and revised deadline to complete this is 12/31/2024.  Once the final engineering design is complete and approved by regulatory agencies, the construction project will go out for bid.  We expect to begin work in mid 2023.
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NAME: Services Center Water System Upgrade TOWNSHIP: Claridon Township ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION COST: $600,000 CONSULTING ENGINEER: GPD Inc. CONTRACTOR: TBD FUNDING: FY2023 Federal Community Project Funding via Rep Dave Joyce, Geauga County ARPA funding, and GCDWR County Water System Fund. SCOPE OF PROJECT: Provide a 50,000-gallon water storage tank, two high service pumps, required controls, ancillary piping/valves, and a generator. This will provide an emergency water supply if the water tower goes offline and will ensure safe drinking water to a myriad of County Offices and Agencies in the County Services Center area. Moreover, this system is a backup supply to the University Hospital’s Geauga campus
Chardon TWP WWTP Sewer Project Update 6/13/2023