Join us for a lunch time webinar on September 8, 2020 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm!
This webinar is the 8th in the Conference Webinar Series ... Bringing the Annual Conference to you Virtually!
Registration will be open until 10 AM on September 8, 2020!
"North Jersey District Water Supply Commission (NJDWSC) Upgrades Two of Their Clarification Basins"
Robert K. McIntyre, Stone Hill Contracting Co; Kristin Munoz, HDR
In March 2016, North Jersey District Water Supply Commission (NJDWSC) put a Design/Build project out to bid for the upgrades to the existing Clarifier System in Basins 5 and 6 of their facility. The existing tube settler system had never work efficiently since they were installed. The Team of Stone Hill Contracting and HDR Engineering working closely with the NJDWSC staff to optimize the project to meet the needs and desires of the commission. It was determined early on that the hydraulics throughout the facility would need to refined in an effort to ensure that there would be no detrimental effects to the upstream or downstream process, as well as to work efficiently with basins 1-4, which were configured differently than the basin 5 & 6 clarifiers. Touching on the challenges as well as the overall success of the project, the project team will present: The hydraulic challenges and how they were overcome; How to overcome a survey datum problem mid-project; Working with the process equipment vendors to reach a mutually acceptable; outcome for all stakeholders; Why it was a benefit.
"Improvements to a Critical 223 MGD Pump Station While Maintaining Pumping Operations"
Stephen Gitungo, Gannett Fleming; Oleg Kostin, NJ American Water
The New Jersey American Water Company (NJAW) owns and operates the Raritan Millstone Water Treatment plant, located in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey. The existing plant, which draws its surface water supply from the Raritan River, Millstone River and Delaware & Raritan Canal, has a firm delivery capacity of 155 MGD. Raw water is pre-treated and conveyed to the sedimentation basins for clarification via the existing Low Lift Pumping Station. The existing water treatment plant services a population of over 1,000,000 in seven counties in Central New Jersey. The water system also serves as a source of supply to surrounding systems and the City of Elizabeth. It is a critical interconnection with the City of Newark and the City of Trenton and constitutes a vital asset within the North Jersey water supply drought mitigation plan.
Professional Development Credits:
This webinar is approved for the following Professional Development Credits (1 TCH for Water Operators, 1 CPC for NJ PE, 1 PDH for NY PE).
Credits will be awarded after successful completion of the Webinar, Quiz, obtaining an acceptable interest level as calculated by GoToWebinar, and completion and submitted Participant's Statement of Attendance and Participation.
Member Cost $15; Non-Member Cost $25
Robert McIntyre has been in the construction field for over 35 years serving in various positions. He is Certified Design Build Professional through the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), and serves on the board of the Liberty Region of DBIA, as well as he is the chair of the DBIA National Water/Wastewater Conference in Dallas in 2020. Bob has also served in committees with NJ AWWA, PA AWWA, and PA WEA.
Stephen Gitungo is a Senior Project Manager based at Gannett Fleming's Piscataway, NJ Office. He has over 20 years experience in providing engineering services and construction supervision related to water and wastewater collection, conveyance, and treatment systems. His background includes providing process engineering, hydraulic engineering, design engineering and management, tunneling (drill and blast), horizontal directional drilling, and technical direction on municipal projects. Project experience includes the design of water and wastewater pumping stations, treatment plants, transmission mains, sanitary sewers, force mains, and stormwater collection and treatment systems.
Oleg Kostin is the Senior Production Manager and T-4 Licensed Operator of Record for the Central Operating Area of New Jersey American Water (a.k.a. the Raritan System). He is responsible for the operation of a system that includes two "run of the river" surface water treatment plants (combined treatment capacity of 275 MGD) as well as 28 ground water plants producing 13.2 MGD, 51 booster stations and 43 distribution system tanks holding 98 MG in reserve. Oleg manages 28 pressure gradients, 14 allocation permits, as well as other environmental permits (e.g. TCPA and DPCC programs). He has been with New Jersey American Water in various capacities since November of 1987.
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