Water Treatment Plant Sedimentation Basin Improvements Residuals Removal System

Project Summary and Scope

This project is required to maintain compliance with the treatment requirements of the City’s Waterworks Operations Permit.  This project replaces an aging residuals removal system with new collection/removal system in all four basins and makes necessary electrical and structural modifications to support the new system.  These improvements are required to comply with the City's Waterworks Operations Permit.  


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

  1. 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

Punchlist and Project Closeout - Spring 2020

Project Funding

DPU Water Utility Enterprise funds in the amount of $17,000,000.  Funds for this project were appropriated prior to Fiscal Year 2016-2017.

Project Status Updates

Construction work is complete.  Project is in Closeout Phase.  Contractor is currently performing punchlist and warranty work.

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 # 100276

Total expenditures as of 02/11/2020:  $16,211,448.00

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

  • City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities Media Contact:  Jonathan Snyder JONATHAN.SNYDER@RICHMONDGOV.COM (804) 646-5465
  • City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities Project Contact:  Stephen Morgan STEPHEN.MORGAN@richmondgov.com  (804) 646-8522

Performance Measures and Benchmarks

Details concerning progress are reviewed at weekly construction meetings.  Actual performance of new residuals removal system is monitored continuously when in operation.

Project Overall Status (Active, Pending or Complete)


Ordinance Information


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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