Water Treatment Plant Sedimentation Basin Improvements, Plate Settlers

Project Summary and Scope

This project is required to maintain compliance with the treatment requirements of the City’s Waterworks Operations Permit.  The project replaces failing and aging plastic tube settlers with new stainless steel plate settlers in all four basins and makes structural modifications necessary to support the new system. 

“Information and documents authorizing, depicting or outlining details about the project, including, but not limited to, the following:

Procurement Bid Documents (although drawings and details about the design are available from the Procurement office, these documents should be considered as protected by the Homeland Security exception and should not be shared unconditionally with the public.  Anyone requesting access to these documents should complete and sign a FOIA request form with DPU). 

Project Milestones

Construction Start – June 2014

Construction Completion –Spring 2019

Warranty, Punchlist and Closeout -June 2020 

Project Funding

DPU Water Utility Enterprise funds in the amount of $12,000,000.  Funds for this project were appropriated prior to Fiscal Year 2016-2017.


Project Status Updates

As of  Spring 2019, all 4 basins have been completed. Project is in Closeout Phase.  Contractor is completing final punchlist and warranty work. Warranty and punchlist items to be completed by July 2020.

Permit, information is listed below. For details please call the Department of Planning, Development and Review at 804-646-4169.

Virginia Department of Health Waterworks Construction Permit

City Building Permit

Expenses (costs are reported quarterly)

RAPIDS Project # 100197

Total expenditures as of 02-11-2020:  $8,526,144.00

Project Contact Information, if you have questions about this project please contact this individual.

Performance Measures and Benchmarks

Construction project details and schedule are reviewed at weekly construction progress meetings.  Actual performance of new plate settlers is monitored continuously when in operation.

Project Overall Status (Active, Pending or Complete)


Ordinance Information

CIP Project Funding

Contract Information

City contract # 14000019306 with English Construction ($17,134,000.00)  Although two design packages, both Plate Settlers and Residual Removal System projects were bid as a single construction project.  

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