When the City purchased the “Alafaya” wastewater system in 2010, it was known that there were many upgrades and enhancements that would need to occur in order to integrate the two systems for improved utility services to City residents.
In 2011, the City engaged the services of CPH, Inc. under a continuing consulting agreement to provide an updated Wastewater Master Plan so that the needed improvements and updates could be identified, budgeted, and included in the City’s Capital Improvement Program for implementation. The updated Master Plan was completed in 2011 and was adopted by City Council on April 2, 2012 via Resolution No. 2498-12. The approved resolution directed the City Manager to implement identified improvements to the facility and infrastructure to provide an economical and reliable operation.
Many of the identified upgrades have already been accomplished over the last five (5) years; including completion of the headworks project, installation of the City's surge tank with odor dome, new odor control system, reclaimed water filtration improvements, and lift station rehabilitation. The next improvement earmarked for design during FY 2015-16 under the Wastewater Plant Enhancement Project No. 15-010 is the expansion of the Oviedo Water Reclamation Facility (OWRF) to the permitted capacity of 2.4 million gallons per day (GPD).
The City has worked with Reiss Engineering, who is also a continuing consultant for the City, to provide preliminary and final design services for the expansion project. In November 2015, City Council authorized a Work Order to Reiss Engineering in the amount of $102,590 for the final design, including bidding services. The 100% plans are complete and construction of the project is expected to be bid in November of 2016.
Reiss Engineering is designing improvements and bid documents. These documents should be ready for advertisement mid-2016.
Josef Grusauskas is the project manager.
If you would like additional information for this project, please contact the Public Works Department at (407) 971-5681.