Kaw River Water Treatment Plant

Executive Summary 2009

720 W. 3rd Street

Description: Buildings and above ground structures’ exteriors are brick. Administration building interior is sheetrock, block, and metal. All other buildings’ interiors are glazed or painted block. Above and below ground structures are concrete. Facility includes 10 buildings, 1 above ground structures, and 6 below ground structures, as well as miscellaneous underground piping and equipment.

Year Constructed: 1916

Current Replacement Value: $18,189,852

Condition Report: The water treatment plant structures are in good overall condition. General maintenance of all buildings and structures is required on a regular basis.

Completed Improvements: The original structures of the water treatment facility were constructed in 1916. The facility was expanded with additional filters in 1954. Maintenance and improvements are planned and completed on the facility on an on-going basis. However, the following major improvements were completed in recent years:

2000

  • Added the carbon building and feed system.

2002

  • Replaced chemical feeders.

2003

  • Added pumps station and main to transport lime residual to the WWTP lagoon.

2007

  • Replaced low service intake pumps with more energy efficient pumps.

2008

  • Replaced chemical feed pumps with energy efficient peristaltic pumps.
  • Replaced high service pumps with more energy efficient pumps.

2009

  • Added sodium hypochlorite feed system and storage to replace the use of chlorine gas.

Energy Conservation Efforts

  • Change pumps and motors to more efficient ones when replacement is needed.
  • Occupancy sensors (motion detection) lights in shop and warehouse.
  • Boiler replaced with more energy efficient one for heating of main building (2004)
  • Brick rehab on main building (2008-2009)
  • Replacement of windows to double insulated glass

Needed Improvements

  • Occupancy sensors (motion detectors) throughout the rest of the plant and buildings
  • Replacement of shop roof and ammonia building roof

Needed Energy Efficiency Projects

  • Construct 3-5 megawatt electrical generation facility at Hamm’s Landfill.

Energy Costs History

 

2007

2008

Gas

$49,455

$36,677

Gallons water treated per cu. ft.

533

640

Electric

$266,791

$301,094

Gallons water treated per kw

475

454

Heating degree days

NA

NA

Cooling degree days

NA

NA

Note: Most of the electricity and gas is used for the operation of the plant, including the pumps, motors, blowers, and other equipment that is used in the treatment of water. Only a small percentage of these costs are related to lighting, temperature control, and other office uses.

Energy Consumption

Natural Gas Usage

 

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2007

13862

9789

8202

2969

3085

756

360

255

209

238

223

2936

2008

7577

7895

8222

5353

2935

127

22

39

24

970

 

99

Electricity Usage

 

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2007

346601

497424

460230

281990

302693

294014

548731

547132

468548

331746

289132

315949

2008

346601

497424

460230

281990

302693

294014

548731

547132

468548

331746

289132

315949

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