Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #37

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Funding Agreement for the Water Treatment Plant Biofiltration Unit


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Mark Simpson, Water Manager, 5258

Action Requested
Authorization for Chairman to execute the State Financial Assistance Agreement between the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Manatee County for the Water Treatment Plant Biofiltration Unit.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 125.01 Florida Statutes, and Chapter 63-1598, Laws of Florida, as amended.

Background Discussion

The construction will include construction of six (6) new Biological Filter Elements to include a new filter backwash pumping system, new filter backwash air scour system, a backwash clearwell structure, new building for housing the filter elements (including electrical room), new backwash holding pond, meters, valves, piping to interconnect to existing treatment process, instrumentation and control system integrated with existing plant SCADA, and integration with the existing on-site emergency power system.

The main driver for the biological treatment unit is the reduction of taste and odor issues, which can cause residents to turn to other sources for drinking water (bottled water, point of use treatment devices, etc) at substantial added expense. However, it also serves as another barrier in the treatment process assisting in the removal of many trace constituents (pesticides, pharmaceuticals, etc.) without the use of added treatment chemicals.

The grant, in the amount of $500,000 will be utilized to offset contractual services costs associated with the project.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Exact process as utilized the last two years. Review provided by Kate Zamboni.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Two (2) executed agreements to Sandy Waters, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Planner II, State Revolving Fund Management, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Mail Station 3505, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Not Yet Determined

Attachment:  Biofiltration Unit Agreement and Amendments Final.pdf