Budget Request 2019-2020
Detailed Decision Package


Public Works - Sewer / Wastewater Treatment Plant
2 FTEs - Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
Hire two (2) new Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators to maintain levels of service.
Background
The City has added a significant number of customers to the system over the last decade since the last Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) upgrade project was started.
Current situation
The City’s WWTP is the most complicated and technically challenging collection of infrastructure the City owns and the current staff is unable to keep up with the demands placed on them.  The significant growth has also generated additional pump stations for the City crews to maintain.
Proposed solution
To maintain levels of service, hire two new FTEs to complete WWTP maintenance activities.  The two new individuals would be used to increase levels of service at the WWTP and services associated with the City’s sewer pump stations.    
The addition of these FTEs is proposed in the current Rate Study Update.   
One new vehicle (total) is assumed to be purchased with the hiring of these FTEs.
Expenditure Calculations and Assumptions