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A Tale of Three WWTPs (Frangel, Town of Kent, Kent Manor ) NYC Watershed/Tifft Science and Technical Symposium September 19, 2013 Thayer Hotel, West Point,

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1 A Tale of Three WWTPs (Frangel, Town of Kent, Kent Manor ) NYC Watershed/Tifft Science and Technical Symposium September 19, 2013 Thayer Hotel, West Point, NY Presented By: Robert Ravallo

2 2 A Tale of Three WWTPs Prologue

3 3 WWTP Upgrade Program Genesis 1986 Safe Drinking Water Act/1989 Surface Water Treatment Rule Filtration Avoidance Determination 1997 Memorandum of Agreement 1997 Rules and Regulations for the Protection From Contamination of the New York City Watershed Regulatory and SPDES Upgrade Programs

4 4 The WWTP Upgrade Program & PHL 1104 Regulatory Upgrade Program (Section 141 of the MOA) PHL 1104 (Section 143 of the MOA)

5 5 Regulatory Upgrade Program (Section 141& 143 of the MOA) Upgrade Existing (141) & New/Expanded (143) WWTPs to Comply with the NYC Watershed Regulations: Phosphorus Removal Sand Filtration (with redundancy) Disinfection (and Back-Up with Auto. Start-Up) Microfiltration (or equivalent technology) Stand-By Power and Automatic Start-Up Capability Recording Flow Meters Alarm Telemetering (ex. Power, Disinfection)

6 6 The Tale Frangel WWTP Upgrade – Beginning Construction Town of Kent Proposed WWTP – a Dream Kent Manor WWTP – Approved with No Time Table to Build

7 7 Town of Kent – Lake Carmel Area

8 8 Frangel Site

9 9 Frangel – Existing WWTP Chlorine Contact Tanks

10 10 Proposed Frangel WWTP Upgrade Flow: 3.2 kgd Cost: + $ 4M Extremely Difficult Site Other WWTPs with +100X of Frangel’s Flow Cost Less to Upgrade

11 11 Proposed Frangel WWTP Design WWTP Site on Side of Steep Slope

12 12 Proposed Frangel WWTP Upgrade WWTP Building

13 13 Town of Kent (Potential Town WWTP) April Frangel Begins Upgrade Construction. April Kent Informs DEP of their Plan to Consolidate Proposed Town WWTP with Frangel. o Estimated Flow for proposed Town District kgd. They want Frangel Upgrade $. o Proposed Town WWTP will not fit on Frangel site. August DEP issues “Stop Work Order.” Town given 6 months to identify a suitable site and most important come up with funding.

14 14 Town of Kent Initial Proposed Town WWTP District

15 15 Town of Kent – Initial WWTP District Fall DEP discussions with Kent Manor on sharing their capacity with Town. Winter Initially Town not interested. April No significant progress on Town plan. They had not secured necessary additional funding. April DEP rescinds “Stop Work Order” at Frangel. Construction resumes.

16 16 Kent Manor 546 bedroom count sub-division and 70kgd WWTP approved. Financial difficulties, law suits and market conditions have delayed start of construction. Kent Manor willing to reduce bedroom count and share WWTP capacity with Town Kent Manor initiates meeting with Town to discuss Town Plan.

17 17 The Final Chapter August Town & Kent Manor present a revised Plan The Plan mirrors DEP’s original Vision, one WWTP not three. August Town & Kent Manor request a second DEP Frangel “Stop Work Order”. DEP refuses but agrees to begin discussions on how to make the Plan work and protect DEP’s interests.

18 18 The Plan Expand & Construct Proposed Kent Manor WWTP to 103kgd: - 60 kgd from Kent Manor. - 3 kgd from Frangel kgd from existing sources in the Town kgd from potential new sources in the Town. Construct Town Sewer system Decommission Frangel WWTP

19 19 The Final Chapter The Town WWTP District including Frangel and Kent Manor

20 20 The Final Chapter – Benefits of the Plan Environmental o 1 WWTP instead of 3 o Elimination of Failing Septic Systems Cost Positive Good Will with Local Municipality

21 21 Implementation of the Plan Term Sheet: o DEP pays 30% Kent Manor WWTP Capital Costs. o Town and Kent Manor pay 70%. Town Share from Water Quality Funds o DEP pays Town the savings from Frangel Upgrade vs. Connecting Frangel to Town Sewer System. These Funds to be used to construct the Town Sewer System. Remaining Funds to be returned to DEP. Indemnification Agreement: o Indemnification Schedule detailing major milestones to Implement Plan and financial exposure to Town and Kent Manor for failing to complete project.

22 22 Key Milestones Town Application & Approval of Variance for Increased WWTP Flow (done) Town Design (done) & Construction of Sewer System (commenced) Kent Manor Design (done) & Construction of WWTP (commenced) Frangel Connection Design (done) & Construction Various Agency Approvals (done)

23 23 Construction of the Kent Manor WWTP

24 24 Construction Begins – Town Line

25 25 Acknowledgements DEP WPP Staff o David Warne, Rocco Mastronardi, Ronit Kapoor City & DEP Legal Town of Kent Supervisor and Board Kent Manor Owners Frangel Owner Putnam County Government

26 26 Epilogue The Future ?? – A Sewered Lake Carmel


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