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: $8,187,091.34

   The Final Completion Date for the for the project has been extended by 184 days to June 15, 2019 Biosolids Dryer: Andritz has picked up the drive chain to check the length and adjust. Andritz are also working on a solution to the belt stretching and fraying along the edges. HDR is working on the vacuum conveyance system and a tentative date to start up is in April 2019.  

Last Update: Friday March 29, 2019