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File #: 2020-397    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/4/2020 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 11/25/2020 Final action: 11/25/2020
Title: Contract No. 2003901 Regional River Water Quality Monitoring Program O&M
Sponsors: Cheryl Porter, Todd King
Indexes: Water Operations
Attachments: 1. 2003901 Procurement Report, 2. memorandum - 20201116 - response to question - 2003901 regional river water quality monitoring program
Contract No. 2003901
Regional River Water Quality Monitoring Program

Agenda of: November 25, 2020
Item No.: 2020-397
Amount: $1,365,000.00

TO: The Honorable
Board of Directors
Great Lakes Water Authority

FROM: Sue F. McCormick
Chief Executive Officer
Great Lakes Water Authority

DATE: November 4, 2020

RE: Contract No. 2003901
Regional River Water Quality Monitoring Program
Vendor: U.S. Geological Survey

Upon recommendation of Cheryl Porter, Chief Operating Officer - Water and Field Services, the Board of Directors (Board) of the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), authorizes the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to enter into Contract No. 2003901 "Regional River Water Quality Monitoring Program" with U.S. Geological Survey, at a cost not to exceed $1,365,000.00 for a duration of five years; and authorizes the CEO to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.
One of the key outcomes of the GLWA Wastewater Master Plan was to use a regional focus to maximize existing infrastructure and measure impacts from future system improvements in accordance with their expected improvements to receiving stream water quality. In order to measure and document current impacts to the receiving water bodies, the GLWA Wastewater Master Plan proposed a River Water Quality Monitoring Program to garner a better understanding of river health in the region. The program was conceived as a two phased approach. GLWA is committed to leading regional efforts to protect receiving waters by controlling combined sewer overflow (CSO) and sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) discharges, fostering green infrastructure and MS4 (municipal separate storm sewer system) compliance, and increasing resource recovery and operational efficiency at the Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF). Development of a regional water quality monitoring program for all major receiving waters will demonstrate and quantify the benefits ...

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