Cleveland Utilities board hears water project updates

By LARRY C. BOWERS
Posted 12/29/17

Water/Wastewater Manager Craig Mullinax brought the board of Cleveland's public utility up to date on a number of ongoing projects during the December board meeting.Mullinax said the Headworks …

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Cleveland Utilities board hears water project updates

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Water/Wastewater Manager Craig Mullinax brought the board of Cleveland's public utility up to date on a number of ongoing projects during the December board meeting.


Mullinax said the Headworks Rehabilitation project is ready to begin, once the necessary equipment arrives.


W&O Construction has the contract for the $1 million-plus construction. Jacobs has already completed the equipment proposal and design.


There are a number of projects ongoing at the Cleveland Filter Plant.


One new project is improvements to the plant's raw water pump station. This work will include electrical improvements, building improvements, and screen replacement.


There are also plans to repair filter No. 2 at the plant.


Other work is the flocculation/sedimentation basin improvements, at a $1.8 million budgeted projection; high-service pump/electrical improvements; backwash return pit rehabilitation; interior lighting; and CFP drainage improvements. 


Construction of a booster station and tank on Georgetown Road is continuing — a water distribution project —  with a water main extension.


There are also upgrades to the Dempsey Street basin; water main replacements on Craigmiles Street, Ridgeview Drive, and Cherokee Drive; main replacements on Savannah and Spring streets; and the Georgetown Road utility relocations.


The relocations on Georgetown are being coordinated with the Tennessee Department of Transportation as part of the widening project for State Route 60.


In engineering/sewer collection projects, construction is under way on overflow pump station modifications. The work is about 75 percent complete.


Sewer work continues on the 2010 annexation route on APD 40, and the 2010-2012 route on Benton Pike and Durkee Road.


The Villa Drive sewer extension is complete, and there is a new project of a sewage pump station to service Olin and United Hydrogen. This new project is funded by the Cleveland/Bradley County Industrial Development Authority.


The utility is planning renovation of the maintenance office area, bunker room, and bathroom. The design is by Rardin & Carroll.


Engineering has two plans under review. This includes the 73 lots in the Heartland subdivision on Tasso Lane, formerly Laurel Ridge. The second is Larry Armour's sanitary sewer on Cherokee Gateway Boulevard.


Plans approved include Eagle Creek, Phase 3, on North Mouse Creek Road (16 lots); Stone Creek subdivision on New Murraytown Road (eight lots); and Stonebriar subdivision (four lots) on Old Tasso Road.


Developments under construction include Spring Branch Industrial Park on Cherokee Gateway, Fleeman Place on Foxfire Road, Stonebriar subdivision on Old Tasso Road, Westmore/Inverness subdivision on Inverness Drive, and Legacy Commons Senior Living on Candies Lane.


Several contractors are doing rehabilitation with the utility's Wastewater Division. This includes long-term flow monitoring and capacity assurance, sewer maintenance and clearing, the Candies Creek main replacement and basin work.


There is also monitoring and maintenance of flow monitors, clearing along sewer main easements, and other projects.


The utility reports a total of 108 meter sets for the year through October, averaging 27 per month. This is somewhat less than the past two years.


The meter sets include 14 single-family homes, two townhomes, and six single sets, one for the new Cleveland elementary school at 4445 Georgetown Road N.W.


Rainfall recorded for the year is just over 2 inches less than was predicted for the year to date.




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