Capital Project Tracking and Reporting SystemCity of St. Joseph, Missouri
Biosolids Machine

Project Information

Biosolids Machine

Project Manager: Lee Sommers

Current Project Status: Construction

Project Scope:
   Bio-Solids Project: Presently the final sludge from the Water Protection Facility contains a considerable amount of water and is transported to local agricultural fields to be land applied as a fertilizer. More stringent requirements from regulatory agencies may limit the ability of the City to continue to land apply this waste product, thus requiring this product be taken to a land fill. This project would construct a sludge drying facility that would dry the sludge to an 8% moisture content thus reducing the volume of the sludge to approximately 10% of its current volume. It also pelletizes the product for land application, placement in a land fill, or other beneficial reuse. The reduction of waste solids volume by 10 times will significantly reduce disposal costs and will also preserve available landfill capacity.  

Project Funding:
   2014 B MDFB Bonds
   2014 SRF Funding

Project Funding Amount: $8,284,021.58

   Change Order No. 11 was executed to add an additional 264 days to Final Completion for the Biosolids Project to which now makes Final Completion on June 12, 2018. The following activities are still on going as of November 2017: Biosolids Dryer: Andritz will be on site the first week of December to changed the screw configuration to better distribute the material across the dryer belt. Andritz will work with Garney on removal of the old unit and installation of the new one. After Andritz and Garney install the new feed section they will inspect the belt for any damage. If any damage to the belt is found, Andritz will replace the belt. A spare belt is being ordered to be onsite with the new feed section. Chuck Galvin is the belt drying operations expert and will continue to be involved in the project thru closure. In addition, once the new feed section is installed and running Andritz will send a process engineer to help optimize the dryer.  

Last Update: Wednesday November 29, 2017