Goals and Objectives

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The following project goals and objectives were identified at the Project Kick-off Meeting:

    • Limit storage of sludge in the primary clarifiers.
    • Achieve more efficient removal of screenings and grit.
    • Use technologies and systems that will remain sustainable over time.
    • Upgrade obsolete electrical systems.
    • Develop initial Building Information Model (BIM) and BIM Standards.
    • Utilize available state and federal funding sources for the project, such as the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA).
    • Make future operator training modules available online.
    • BIM model should be available to geographical information systems (GIS), specifically as it relates to yard piping.

Commitment to Sustainability

The City of Kansas City, Missouri has a long-standing commitment to sustainability. From the highest city and departmental levels down to individual projects, efforts have been made to encourage and support an overall sustainable approach to capital improvements.

KC Water is committed to true sustainability by evaluating the social and economic impacts of a project along with the environmental impacts when making decisions. Shortly after the release of Envision, the City passed Resolution 140859 in 2014, supporting the incorporation of Envision sustainability principles on all City projects. Pursuing verification recognizes the extensive efforts the City and project teams have put forth to incorporate sustainability.

The Blue River Biosolids Facility project is pursuing Envision Silver verification. Through the verification process, the project will consider enhanced use of a waste product for beneficial use, reduced energy, natural gas, and water demands, odor reduction, recycling of materials that are demolished, noise mitigation during construction, and safety.

A strong foundation: Building down to build up!

A big part of recent construction at the Blue River Biosolids plant is the installation of over 200 helical piles. Chances are these helical piles, while not “piles” in the familiar sense, will be all but forgotten once building foundations are laid, but are undoubtedly unsung heroes.

The ins and outs about Envision verification

The City of Kansas City, Missouri made a commitment to sustainable infrastructure decades ago. According to the World Commission on Environment and Development, sustainability is the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Now you see it, now you…see it somewhere else

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