In spite of a drier June, rainfall is above normal

Posted 7/12/20

Rainfall continues to be well above normal for 2020 in the Cleveland and Bradley County community.Precipitation numbers were included in a report to the Cleveland Board of Public Utilities in a …

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In spite of a drier June, rainfall is above normal


Rainfall continues to be well above normal for 2020 in the Cleveland and Bradley County community.

Precipitation numbers were included in a report to the Cleveland Board of Public Utilities in a recent virtual meeting, as submitted by Craig Mullinax, vice president of the Cleveland Utilities Water Division.

June's rainfall was 1.39 inches, which was well under the monthly average over the previous five years. This may signal some relief from an abundant and wet year.

High totals of rainfall in February, March, April and May pushed the year's total  to 45.16 inches. This is 15.23 inches above the average cumulative total of 29.93 inches at this time of the calendar year.

The projected accumulation for 2020 is 90.32 inches, which would be more than 33 inches above the annual total.

Mullinax also reported that there were 38 meter sets for the month of May, which rivals the 40 sets for the same month in 2018 and 2019. This brings the total number of meter sets to 408, which is well above the 327 in 2018 and 339 in 2019.

Twenty-four meter sets were for single-family homes, eight for apartments, four for townhomes and two for commercial.

Mullinax's wastewater report led off with treatment plant projects, prior to information about the filter plant.

J.R. Wauford Company is doing a study of the treatment plant's handling of solids, and is better than 60% finished. The contract amount for the study was $60,000.

The city of Cleveland has an $80,000 contract for pavement of the entrance road to the administration building. This work is scheduled to begin in the spring.

Compliance audits are scheduled this month for the utility's Process Safety Management and Risk Management Plan, which is being handled by ABS Consulting.

ABS was also in charge of the Process Hazard Analysis Revalidations.

Jacobs is doing a design and construction of safety platform for the Spirolift Pumps.

Work began recently on the construction of Headworks Piping Modifications. Wright Industrial has the $57,014 contract.

Cleveland Utilities has the design and construction of the South Blower Building Motor Control Center, a $120,000 project.

At the Cleveland Filter Plant, the design of HVAC improvements by AEED Inc. has been completed, a $10,000 contract; and construction and administration is 24% completed.

The Process Safety Management and Risk Management Plan study, and Process Hazard Analysis Revalidation study, are for both the treatment and filter plants

CTI has completed the Backwash Catchtank Preliminary Engineering Report, a $15,500 project.

A $47,600 contract was awarded to CTI for the painting of various rooms at the filter plant.

Additional construction at the filter plant will begin after the completion of HVAC improvements. Mansfield Industrial has this $196,126 contract. Clearwell inspection and curtain repairs are also planned, at a cost of $29,200.

The final project at the filter plant is a study by CTI of Sodium Parmanganate Conversion and raw water intake. This is a $3,500 project.

The Engineering Department has a number of projects underway relating to water distribution. They include:

• The utility relocation for the widening of Georgetown Road, from Davis Circle to Eureka Road. These drawings were submitted to the Tennessee Department of Transportation in April.

• The Cherokee Gateway Boulevard Water Storage Tank is progressing, and the property has been transferred to the utility by the Cleveland/Bradley Industrial Development Board. 

• Design and construction is underway for 610 feet of six-inch water main on Bellview Drive S.E.

• There will be customer/county participation for 950 feet of a six-inch water line extension on Bell Road S.E.

• The design is completed for 450 feet of eight-inch water main to create a "loop"near the Dialysis Center on Clingan Ridge Drive. Hampton Backhoe will handle the construction.

• Hampton Backhoe is also doing the construction of 715 feet of eight-inch waterline to the Tennessee/Bradley County Veteran Home, being constructed off Westland Drive. 

• The Brymer Road water main extension, 2,300 lineal feet of six-inch line, is 90% complete.

• Hampton is 95% finished with the construction of the 450 lineal feet water main extension on Elderidge Circle.

•  Stantec has the design and construction administration of the water main relocation at 25th Street and Peerless.

• Stantec is also in charge of design, construction administration and easements preparation for the Spring Branch water main extension. This will be 1,050 lineal feet of six-inch line.

• Cleveland Utilities is partnering with Hampton Backhoe on water main extensions on Harrison Pike, Baugh Springs Road, and Moore Circle Road.

Sewer collection projects were also listed in Mullinax's report.

• The 2010 annexation sewer on APDR 40 is pretty much complete. This was funded through a 20-year, low-interest $1,730,000 State Revolving Fund (SRF) grant. GRW Engineers were in charge of this project.

• Cleveland Surveying continues with design, surveying and easements for the 2010/2012 annexation sewer on Benton Pike at Durkee Road.

• Cleveland Utilities has completed 646 feet of sanitary sewer line to the construction of the new veterans home off Westland Drive.

• The utility is also working with 1,025 feet of eight-inch sewer to the Ocoee Coffeehouse on Ocoee Street at 23rd Street N.E.

• CTI is in charge of preliminary plans for the 2019 annexation sewer service to Prospect and Hensley roads.

• Cummings Power South has installed an emergency transfer switch at the Chatata Creek Pump Station.

• The utility is also in charge of 287 feet of sewer main relocation at North Lee Elementary School. Cleveland Utilities has designed 287 feet of eight-inch sewer main to North Lee Elementary School; is working on the Quail Ridge sewer main extension to the Anatole Pump Station; is conducting a capacity analysis for the Dalton Pike area, and capacity study for the Spring Branch area; and is designing the Pleasant Grove Road sewer extension.

Engineering plans under review include:

• Remember Me Assisted Living, five buildings on King Den Drive; Graystan Square at Mouse Creek Road and Paul Huff Parkway; Cherry Glen Townhouses, formerly Huff Avenue Townhouses, on Huff Avenue (eight units); Timber Ridge Subdivision, 23 lots off Mouse Creek Road; sewer and water line relocation for the Lee University's Track Program; Savannah Apartments (24 units), on Pryor Road; and the Tasso Lane Liquor Store.



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