Amsterdam Sewer Project Sanitary Sewer System
Amsterdam, Springfield Township and Loudon Township (Carroll County)
UPDATES AS OF APRIL 2020
The work on the District’s large sewer project in the Village of Amsterdam has officially begun. There are three contractors working on this project on behalf of the District. The contractors are Workman Industrial Services for the treatment plant construction at a low bid of $2,419,780.00, Rudzik Excavating for the sewers and pump stations in Jefferson County at a low bid of $7,190,203.90, and Alexi Paris Contracting Company for sewers in Carrol County at a low bid of $1,862,785.00. All three contractors have started work on the project. Both Rudzik Excavating and Alex Paris Contracting have multiple crews on site and our actively working on sewer line installation. The project is being inspected by the District’s consulting engineer, Arcadis-US and they currently have two inspectors on site overseeing the work of the contractors. These inspectors, Steve Dickinson and Cord McKenna, will be interacting with residents as sewer construction approaches a resident’s dwelling unit. This project started approximately ten years ago with orders issued by the OEPA against the Village of Amsterdam. The treatment plant will be 50,000 gpd is size and there will be approximately 55,000 feet of gravity sewer line and force main installed on this project.
Design work on the new sewer system for the Village of Amsterdam was completed in January of 2018. An application for a Permit to Install (PTI) from the OEPA was applied for near the end of January. Additionally, design documents were submitted to several funding agencies and the County Soil and Water Conservation District for review and comments.
In summary, the project will include the construction of about 63,000 feet of sanitary sewer lines, three sewage pump stations, and a 50,000 gallon per day sewage treatment plant. The plant will be located on property purchased by the County adjacent to the Village’s Rogers Park. The estimated cost of the project is around $9.7 million dollars, and approximately 70% of this amount will be paid for by grants from various agencies. This project will serve over 400 new customers.
The District will need to obtain approximately 100 private rights of ways for the project. Those property owners from whom a right of way will be needed will be contacted in late spring or early summer by the Water and Sewer District’s Solicitor about the purchase of the right of way. Another town-hall type of meeting will be scheduled this summer to go over details of the project and the right of way acquisition process. Due to the timing of project funding and grant allocations, the project will not be advertised for bids until December of 2018 or January of 2019. Construction is expected to commence in the spring of 2019.