Showing posts with label sewer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sewer. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

In this Talk Franklin episode, we talk public works with the folks in the DPW (audio) - 02/22/24

"In this episode, we talk public works with the folks in the DPW who manage the infrastructure we don't usually see, and the roads/grounds we do see, and everything else in between! Plus a little fun with music and top hit songs about roads."

FM #1147 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1147 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares a new format for "Talk Franklin'' with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen, Deputy Administrator Amy Frigulietti. 


This episode features a conversation with many of the key folks from the Department of Public Works. We recorded our discussion in person in the 3rd floor Training Room on Thursday, February 22, 2024.


Topics for this session

Water & Sewer

Beaver Stream Interceptor

PFAS mitigations

Stormwater

New fee abatement cycle opens April 1

Trash & recycling

Composting coming

GIS (graphical information service)

The storymaps and the “data”

Fleet management

Over 200 registered vehicles

Another 80 unregistered devices (large & small)

Always looking for efficiencies

Engineering

Baron Road out to bid for work this year (ARPA funded)

Highway/ & Grounds

The most visible working section of the DPW


The recording runs about 96 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie, Amy & the DPW group on Thursday, February 22, 2024


Audio link -> https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/letstalkfranklin/episodes/Talk-Franklin--a-podcast-from-the-Town-Administrators-Office---February-22--2024-e2ga87e/a-ab0n2nm


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Town Administrator page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/administrator


Talk Franklin podcast page -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin 


DPW top page  https://www.franklinma.gov/public-works 

Water & Sewer  https://www.franklinma.gov/water-sewer-division 

Stormwater https://www.franklinma.gov/stormwater-division 

GIS https://www.franklinma.gov/gis-department 

Engineering   https://www.franklinma.gov/engineering 

Highway & Grounds  https://www.franklinma.gov/highwaygrounds-division 


A new “Talk Franklin” version of “Family Feud” 

Sparked some discussion, laughter, and “why was that left out?”

https://drive.google.com/file/d/111umQfHbvRTcxCAQaLmjZhXMHIm6kYMR/view?usp=drive_link 



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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


In this Talk Franklin episode, we talk public works with the folks in the DPW (audio) - 02/22/24
In this Talk Franklin episode, we talk public works with the folks in the DPW (audio) - 02/22/24

Friday, November 10, 2023

Beaver Street Sewer Interceptor Replacement Project Groundbreaking Ceremony

Today (11/09/23) the Town of Franklin kicked off the Beaver Street Sewer Interceptor Replacement Project at the Franklin Recreation Center located at 275 Beaver Street.  

Town Council Chair, Tom Mercer, welcomed everyone to the groundbreaking and declared “the rehabilitation and realignment of the Beaver Street Interceptor will provide the most cost-effective, long-term solution to the Interceptor’s capacity and structural deficiencies, and will improve accessibility, operational and maintenance challenges as well as environmental impacts for the Town”. 

The Beaver Street Interceptor has been in continuous service for 108 years and is considered Franklin’s most critical sewer asset, conveying almost 70 percent of the Town’s sewage with an average daily sewage flow of approximately 1.5 million gallons per day through the pipeline. Other than routine maintenance, no improvements to the interceptor have been made since its original construction in 1914.

According to Franklin’s Department of Public Works Director, Robert Cantoreggi, extensive manhole inspections and cleaning and closed-circuit television inspection of the pipes were last completed in 2013 and 2014. Results of these investigations showed signs of increasing deterioration and worsening conditions of the pipes and manholes, most notably increased tuberculation, cracks, manhole and pipeline infiltration, and root intrusion.

“Due to its age, the risk and consequence of failure, environmental impacts, and the percentage of the Town’s sewer flows conveyed by the interceptor it is imperative we undertake this project and keep Franklin flowing,” stated Cantoreggi. 

Beaver Street Sewer Interceptor Replacement Project
Beaver Street Sewer Interceptor Replacement Project
Liz Taglieri, Executive Director of the Charles River Pollution Control District, recognized the Town’s proactive efforts toward infrastructure and safety. “Seeing the Town of Franklin invest in such a critical piece of its sewer infrastructure demonstrates just how much the Town values its responsibility to safely and effectively collect and transport the wastewater, ensuring the health and safety of not only the Town of Franklin, but also its neighboring communities.”  

The cost of this project will total more than $33 million. The Town was able to secure funding for this project through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Division of Municipal Services and State Revolving Fund (SRF) low-interest loan and principal forgiveness program. This program assists cities and towns to improve drinking water, stormwater and wastewater facilities and infrastructure to comply with federal and state quality requirements. Commissioner Bonnie Heiple of MassDEP was present for the groundbreaking ceremony. 

The climate crisis has brought significantly increased rainfall and storm impacts that can overwhelm infrastructure that was designed for a different time,” said Commissioner Heiple. “We are pleased to help bring this important project to fruition, as it will have tangible benefits to both public health and the environment.”

The Rehabilitation and Realignment of the Beaver Street Interceptor will improve environmental impacts, access, maintenance, and sanitary sewer overflows. The interceptor includes 59 manholes and approximately 2.3 miles of pipe, extending from the intersection of Cottage Street and Union Street to the easement behind Pond Street, near the Interstate 495/Route 140 interchange, where it discharges to the Mine Brook Interceptor. The projects consists of re-routing a portion of the existing interceptor, rehabilitating 6,100 linear feet of cured-in-place pipe lining, replacing 2,600 linear feet of the interceptor, upsizing of portions of the interceptor, installing 6,000 linear feet of new force main and gravity sewers, abandonment of 5,000 linear feet of the interceptor, and the construction of one new pump station and its associated force mains.

The interceptor project is extensive and is anticipated to take about 30 months to complete, starting in the fall of 2023 and ending in the summer of 2026.

For more information on the project please visit the Department of Public Works website at https://www.franklinma.gov/water-sewer-division/pages/beaver-street-interceptor.

Invitation for Bids: On Call Electrical Services for Water and Sewer Facilities for Town of Franklin (MA)

On Call Electrical Services for Water and Sewer Facilities

In accordance with MGL c 149, it is the intention of the Town of Franklin to retain the services of an electrical firm to provide on-call electrical services at water and sewer buildings, treatment facilities, and various other locations within the water and sewer system within the Town of Franklin.

Additional Information:  On-Call Electrical Services for Water and Sewer Facilities

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/purchasing/bids/call-electrical-services-water-and-sewer-facilities


Invitation for Bids: On Call Electrical Services for Water and Sewer Facilities for Town of Franklin (MA)
Invitation for Bids: On Call Electrical Services for Water and Sewer Facilities for Town of Franklin (MA)

Monday, September 18, 2023

Sewer Station Pump & Controls In-Kind Replacement - Invitation for Bids

In accordance with MGL c. 30 section 39m, it is the intention of the Town of Franklin to retain the services of a company for the purposes of the SEWER STATION PUMP & CONTROLS IN-KIND REPLACEMENT project in the Town of Franklin.

Additional Information:  Sewer Station Pump & Controls In-Kind Replacement

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/purchasing/bids/sewer-station-pump-controls-kind-replacement

Sewer Station Pump & Controls In-Kind Replacement - Invitation for Bids
Sewer Station Pump & Controls In-Kind Replacement - Invitation for Bids

Saturday, September 16, 2023

DPW sewer line work street schedule for week of 9/18/23

Phase 7 - Sewer Lining Project Continues Next Week! 

Green Mountain Pipeline Services are scheduled to be out working on the following streets next week:
  • Monday, Sept. 18 ~ Main St.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 19 ~ Main St., Corbin St. and Emmons St.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 20 ~ Elwood Rd., Washington St. and Oak St.
  • Thursday, Sept. 21 ~ Beaver St.. and Church St.
Residents will be notified if there will be any disruption to their service.


DPW sewer line work street schedule for week of 9/18/23
DPW sewer line work street schedule for week of 9/18/23

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

DPW update on sewer line maintenance for week of Sep 11, 2023

"Phase 7 - Sewer Lining Project continues this week!

Green Mountain Pipeline Services are scheduled to be out working on the following streets this week:
  • Monday, Sept. 11: Garden St. and Ledge St.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12: Hill Ave and Washington St.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13: Cleveland Ave., Washington St. and Hill Ave.
  • Thursday, Sept. 14: Washington St. and Harmon Rd.
Residents will be notified if there will be any disruption to their service."

Shared from -> https://www.instagram.com/p/CxDVk1MMDgN/
DPW update on sewer line maintenance for week of Sep 11, 2023
DPW update on sewer line maintenance for week of Sep 11, 2023

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Request for Proposal: Sewer Station Pump & Controls In-Kind Replacement

Sewer Station Pump & Controls In-Kind Replacement

In accordance with MGL c. 30 section 39m, it is the intention of the Town of Franklin to retain the services of a company for the purposes of the SEWER STATION PUMP & CONTROLS IN-KIND REPLACEMENT project in the Town of Franklin.

Additional Information:  Sewer Station Pump & Controls In-Kind Replacement

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/purchasing/bids/sewer-station-pump-controls-kind-replacement

Request for Proposal: Sewer Station Pump & Controls In-Kind Replacement
Request for Proposal: Sewer Station Pump & Controls In-Kind Replacement

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

DPW layouts the multi-year infrastructure project costs to the Town Council (audio)

FM #1043 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1043 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the Town Council meeting held in Council Chambers on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. 8 members of the Council were present in the Council Chambers; Jones was absent, Hamblen covered as clerk for the meeting.


Quick recap:

One appointment to the Agricultural Commission was approved. Daniel Morse moved from an associate role to a full seat. Likely a future appointment coming for a new associate.


Two PUBLIC HEARINGS were conducted. These previously were reviewed by the Economic Development Subcommittee and forwarded with unanimous approval. Both measures passed by 8-0-1 (8 for, 0 against, 1 absent)

a. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 23-898: A Zoning Bylaw to Amend the Franklin Town Code at Chapter 185, Attachment 9, Schedule of Lot, Area, Frontage, Yard and Height Requirements  

b. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 23-899: Marijuana Use Overlay District, A Zoning Bylaw Amendment to the Code of the Town of Franklin at Chapter 185, Section 5, Zoning Map  


Presentation: DPW Project Updates - Brutus Cantoreggi, DPW Director

The presentation doc can be found here ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/pages/councl_update_aug_23.pdf 

i. Current Project Updates

ii. Pavement Management Program & Sidewalk Plan   

iii. Water Tank Master Plan


Discussion: Proposition 2 ½ Operating Override. As noted during the Joint Budget Subcommittee meeting, Jamie provided an overview on the Prop 2 ½ process. Attorney Cerel provided an overview of the more pertinent nuances of what could be done, and importantly what can’t be done.

i. Process - Jamie Hellen, Town Administrator  

ii. Campaign & Political Finance and Ethics Laws - Mark Cerel, Town Attorney 


The recording runs 3 hours and 8 minutes. Let’s listen to the Town Council meeting on July 19, 2023.  Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1043-town-council-mtg-08-16-23



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The agenda doc can also be found on the Town of Franklin page -> 

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/agendas/town_council_agenda_-_aug_16_2023.pdf


My notes in one PDF file -> 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17mCqfZ5ZEaL6jBcpFEFFOrqh8NrW6noP/view?usp=drive_link 


Town Council Quarterbacking with Chair Tom Mercer ->

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/08/this-town-council-quarterbacking.html


Franklin TV meeting video -> https://www.youtube.com/live/vlYIlCbc4hs 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------


You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


DPW team presenting to the Town Council 08/16/23
DPW team presenting to the Town Council 08/16/23

DPW layouts the multi-year infrastructure project costs to the Town Council
DPW layouts the multi-year infrastructure project costs to the Town Council

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Notice from the Department of Public Works: Phase 7 Sewer Lining Project Starts Week of August 21, 2023

Notice from the Department of Public Works:

Starting Monday, August 21st, 2023, the Town's contracted vendor; Inland Waters Inc. will conduct cleaning and CCTV inspection of the sewer lines on the following streets ...

  • Alpine Row
  • Beaver St.
  • Chestnut St.
  • Church St.
  • Corbin St.
  • Crescent St.
  • Cross St.
  • Emmons St.
  • Fales St.
  • Garden St. 
  • Highland St.
  • Hillside Rd
  • Horace Mann Elementary Parking Lot
  • Josephine St.
  • Main St.
  • Milliken Ave.
  • Moore Ave.
  • Oak St.
  • Pleasant St.
  • Queen St.

During this part of the lining there will be minimal disruption to sewer service. If you experience any issues please call the DPW at 508-553-5500.

Shared from ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/notice-department-public-works-phase-7-sewer-lining-project-starts-week-august-21st-2023

Notice from the Department of Public Works: Phase 7 Sewer Lining Project Starts Week of August 21st, 2023
Notice from the Department of Public Works: Phase 7 Sewer Lining Project Starts Week of August 21st, 2023

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The "All About Sewer" series

These three sessions of the radio show share my conversation with Doug Martin, Franklin’s Water and Sewer Superintendent and Jake Standly, the Assistant Water/Sewer Superintendent. 


We had our conversation in the Franklin Public Radio studios on Hutchinson St.


This is one of three in a series exploring the status and operations of the Franklin’s Water & Sewer Division. During 2021, we did a 3-part series on the water supply. With the Beaver St interceptor project starting later this year, we decided to cover the sewer side of the business. A little more dirty talk although we do start out with some updates on water.


Part 1 -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/07/all-about-town-of-franklin-sewer.html 


Part 2 -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/07/all-about-town-of-franklin-sewer_02109748944.html


Part 3 -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/07/all-about-town-of-franklin-sewer_0306615856.html



The 3 part water series can be found -> 

https://www.franklinma.gov/water-sewer-division/news/franklin-matters-conversations-doug-martin-jake-standley


Construction of the Beaver Street Interceptor. The houses in background are West Central Street, Panther Way area.

Construction of the Beaver Street Interceptor. The houses in background are West Central Street, Panther Way area.