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 January 2018: Biosolids Dryer: Chuck Galvin is scheduled to be onsite beginning January 22nd. Some modifications to the leveling auger will be implemented to prevent the end flight from scooping material over the leveling screw. Chuck will be onsite up to 3 weeks tuning the dryer for optimum performance. After this week of operation, we will have a better understanding of the dryer status to coordinate the remaining steps. Garney will be onsite tomorrow to coordinate with Chuck and implement the modifications needed.  

Last Update: Thursday January 25, 2018