The CITY is currently undertaking numerous projects as part of its Capital Improvement
Program (CIP) to improve and upgrade facilities at the FACILITY, including a two-phase
project to rehabilitate sixteen (16) secondary clarifiers originally constructed during the
1970s and 1980s, referred to as the Nitrification Clarifiers that support the Biological
Nutrient Removal 2 (BNR2) treatment train.
The FACILITY BNR2 secondary treatment facilities were commissioned in 1975 and 1981
to provide second-stage nitrification to the BNR1 process. The BNR2 process consists of
two separate treatment trains identified as .Battery A. and .Battery B.. Each treatment
train or Battery consists of four (4) aeration basins and eight (8) secondary clarifiers. The
clarifiers have a diameter of 140 feet, sidewater depth of 12 feet 9 inches, and are
configured for peripheral mixed liquior feed, peripheral effluent collection, and a
submerged suction header for removal of settled solids.
Battery A clarifiers are numbered A-1 through A-8 and Battery B clarifiers are numbered B-
1 through B-8. The Project consists of complete rehabilitation of eight (8) clarifiers and
partial rehabilitation of the remaining eight (8) clarifiers and associated facilities at the
BNR2 complex of the FACILITY. The work to be completed at each of
the sixteen (16) clarifiers varies as described more fully below in paragraph 1.04.
Larry Etcheverry (510)234-0926
This project is subject to the Project Labor Agreement (“PLA”) entered into between the City of San José and the Santa Clara and San Benito Counties Building & Construction Trades Council.
Project is subject to Owner Controlled Insurance Program Contractor's Insurance Procedures (OCIP)
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