Klingner provided professional services for a sewer line prioritization study, an I / I flow monitoring study, and an “Energize Missouri Communities” funding application. The sewer line prioritization study was a detailed review of all prior I / I studies, which covered approximately 50% of the existing sewer system. The I / I Study involved completion of up to two rounds of flow monitoring in the previously unstudied areas as well as smoke testing in identified problem areas. Klingner worked with the City and Missouri DNR to negotiate a Voluntary Compliance Agreement for I / I reduction.
The “Energize Missouri Communities” funding application was a cooperative effort between Klingner and the City for a competitive grant and set forth two separate projects for possible funding. Wastewater treatment plant energy efficiency improvements consisted of blower replacements, pump motor replacements, and aeration diffuser retrofits.
Subsequently, Klingner provided professional services for an USDA-Rural Development Environmental Report, exhibits, and other information so required state and federal agencies could review and comment on potential environmental impacts of the proposed project.
The report outlined comments and necessary mitigation to avoid environmental impacts from the proposed sewer project. Klingner also addressed any comments that USDA had regarding the environmental report until approval. Ultimately, this project became a design and construction project for sewer improvements. The project was completed approximately $1 million below project budget. Over 80,000 LF of 8”, 10”, 12”, 15”, 18” and 21” sewers were lined with CIPP and over 20,000 LF of VCP sewers were replaced with PVC. Over 300 manholes were modified or lined as part of this project. The project reduced I / I in the community by about 70%.
Klingner recently completed a facility plan for replacement of the wastewater treatment plant using DNR Small Community Engineering Assistance Program (SCEAP) grant funds.