BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A
FIVE YEAR CONTRACT WITH WLSSD FOR WASTEWATER CAPACITY ALLOCATION AND SETTING
BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to execute
and implement a contract, containing the terms and conditions of that contract
on file with the city clerk as Public Document No. ________________ (corrections
for matters such as spelling or typographical errors being authorized)
between the city and Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, which allocates
capacity for wastewater treatment.
OF PURPOSE: The WLSSD provides treatment for sewage
and wastewater created within the city. The city is required to implement
a capacity agreement which defines the limits of waste generated in Duluth
that can be delivered to WLSSD's facilities. This is a renewal of
the agreement for the period 1995 to 2000. The allocated capacities
have not changed. There is no charge unless capacities are exceeded.
The capacity allocation for biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and total suspended
solids (TSS) has increased from 16,800 lb/day to 20,000 lb/day and from
19,000 lb/day to 22,500 lb/day, respectively. A surcharge fee for
exceeding the allocated capacity is assessed only when the treatment plant
incurs additional cost for treating the excess loading. To date,
the city has not been billed any surcharge fees.