Village of Randolph seeks approval for wastewater treatment plant improvements, public...

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  1. By South Central Region August 25, 2015

    Contact(s): Gerald Novotny, DNR wastewater engineer, [email protected], 608-267-7625 Jennifer Sereno, DNR communications, [email protected], 608-770-8084

    RANDOLPH, Wis. - The village of Randolph has requested approval from the Department of Natural Resources for construction of improvements to its wastewater treatment plant.

    The treatment plant was constructed in 1983 and although the plant has sufficient capacity to serve the village for the next 20 years, much of the equipment is in need of replacement or rehabilitation. The proposed improvements include:

    � Collection system rehabilitation;

    � Mechanical fine screen replacement;

    � Influent pumping and screen process mechanical replacement;

    � Aeration system upgrades (blowers, diffusers, process mechanical);

    � Final clarifier equipment and tank rehabilitation;

    � Solids pumping and process mechanical;

    � Re-purpose spare aeration basin as digester and sludge storage;

    � Upgrades and repair of three existing buildings including HVAC and plumbing;

    � Related electrical and controls; and

    � Miscellaneous site work.

    The total capital cost of the improvements is estimated to be approximately $3.25 million. The village anticipates financing the project through the Clean Water Fund loan program and is seeking additional funding via a Community Development Block Grant. User charges for an average residential customer are expected to increase from the current average residential charge of $21.55 per month to between $33 and $40 per month.

    Although the proposed project is not expected to involve significant environmental impacts, the public is invited to comment. Provide comments by Sept. 9 to Gerry Novotny, Bureau of Watershed Management, Department of Natural Resources, Box 7921, Madison, Wisconsin 53707, (608) 267-7625.

    Last Revised: Tuesday, August 25, 2015