The Milford Village Council voted Tuesday, Jan. 18 to approve contracts totaling just under $90,000 for the purchase of two replacement drive units and engineering costs for two secondary clarifiers at the Milford Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The council approved the low bid of $54,003 from WesTech Engineering, over the $66,400 bid from Siemens Water Technologies, for engineering of the project.
The council also approved the low bid of $36,736 from T.H. Eifert Inc., over the $35,660 bid from Process Pipe and Equipment, Inc., for the project materials.
The total cost of the project is expected to be $89,663.
According to the Wastewater Treatment Plant’s website, wastewater exits the oxidation ditch and enters the clarifiers for separation of solids and water.
The settled solids are either returned to the inlet of the oxidation ditch as a constant source of bio-mass, or washed out to the aerobic digesters for further treatment.
Village Manager Arthur Shufflebarger said that the plant has two clarifiers that are over 20-years-old and will be rebuilt because rust has been building up and the mechanics have been submersed.
Shufflebarger didn’t have a specific timetable, but said the project will be completed later this year before, next winter arrives.