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Geneva hires firm to upgrade treatment plant

GENEVA  – Aldermen acting as the Committee of the Whole on Monday, approved a contract for nearly $140,000 to update engineering service for the wastewater treatment plant.

The company, CDM Smith, will do a facility plan update to evaluate the aeration system and identify improvements; evaluate phosphorus  removal alternatives; and evaluate capacity improvements for the wastewater treatment plant, officials said.

Superintendent of Water and Wastewater Bob VanGyseghem said the additional services are needed so the city will comply with new phosphorus limits set  for the city and other Fox River communities, as determined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act.

The city’s new national pollutant discharge elimination system Permit requires this, he said, because the Fox River is deficient in dissolved oxygen.

The contract was awarded to CDM Smith after reviewing the services to be provided by four companies. In all, seven consultants responded to the city’s request for qualifications, Public Works Director Dan Dinges said.

“We determined who we felt was most qualified and started negotiations with that firm, CDM Smith,” Dinges said.

The City Council will take final action.

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