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					State of Alabama                   SRF Section                           Phone: (334) 271-7796
Alabama Department of              Permits and Services Division         Fax: (334) 271-7950
Environmental Management           Alabama Department of Environmental
Clean Water State Revolving Fund   Management
(CWSRF) Loan Program               PO Box 301463
                                   Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463




CWSRF INTENDED USE PLAN
Fiscal Year 2010                        Draft Version
Issued for public comment
March 15, 2010 through April 14, 2010
Introduction ....................................................................................................... 1 
Program Goals .................................................................................................... 2 
    Short-Term Goals.......................................................................................................... 2 
    Long-Term Goals .......................................................................................................... 2 
    Sources ....................................................................................................................... 3 
    Uses ........................................................................................................................... 3 
    Transfer of Funds from the CWSRF to DWSRF ................................................................... 4 
Project Selection and Methods of Distribution of Funds..................................... 5 
    Priority List .................................................................................................................. 5 
    Additional Subsidization ................................................................................................. 5 
    Green Infrastructure ...................................................................................................... 5 
    Distribution of Funds to Set-Aside Accounts ...................................................................... 6 
    Inadequate Allocations ................................................................................................... 6 
    Unanticipated and Uncommitted Funds ............................................................................. 6 
    Project Bypass/Reallotment ............................................................................................ 6 
Certifications ...................................................................................................... 8 
Program Income ................................................................................................ 9 
Estimated DWSRF Capitalization Grant Schedules ........................................... 10 
    Estimated Grant Draw Schedule .................................................................................... 10 
    Estimated Grant Disbursal Schedule............................................................................... 10 
    Capitalization Grant Budget Periods ............................................................................... 11 
CWSRF Fundable Projects ................................................................................ 12 
Project Descriptions ......................................................................................... 13 
CHAPTER   1




Introduction
As required by Title VI of the Clean Water Act, each year the Department must prepare an Intended
Use Plan (IUP) identifying the projected uses of funds available in its Clean Water State Revolving
Fund (CWSRF). This Intended Use Plan (IUP) serves as a basis for the development of the
capitalization grant payment schedule.

The State of Alabama is projected to receive an EPA Capitalization Grant of $22,783,000 from EPA
that will be used to provide low interest loans for the CWSRF program. The 20% State matching
fund requirement for the capitalization grant is $4,556,600 and will be fulfilled by an expected
appropriation of $516,849 and overmatch from previous years’ programs for the balance. The
capitalization grant funds for the CWSRF and the 20% State matching funds will be distributed as
outlined by this plan.

In accordance with the Clean Water Act (CWA) Amendments of 1987, the Department proposes the
following plan for the intended use of the CWSRF funds for FY 2010 as required by Section 606(c) of
the CWA.




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CHAPTER    2




Program Goals
Short-Term Goals

    1.   To provide CWSRF loans with principal forgiveness of a minimum amount of $3,412,170 or
         approximately 15% of the 2010 Capitalization Grant for the construction of wastewater
         treatment and collection facilities.
    2.   To provide CWSRF loans to the extent there are sufficient eligible project applications, not
         less than 20% of the CWSRF Capitalization Grant for projects to address green
         infrastructure, water or energy efficiency improvements, or other environmentally
         innovative activities.
    3.   To implement the State's CWSRF in compliance with Title VI of the Clean Water Act and to
         ensure conformance with Federal crosscutting issues as required by the 1987 Clean Water
         Act amendments.
    4.   To ensure compliance with the "first use" requirements which require that CWSRF
         assistance be available to projects which are members of the National Municipal Policy
         (NMP) universe; projects which have legally enforceable compliance schedules.
    5.   To achieve statewide compliance with Federal and State water quality standards,
         particularly with the NMP as rapidly as possible.
    6.   To protect the public health and the environment and promote the completion of cost
         effective wastewater treatment facilities.


Long-Term Goals

    1.   To maintain the CWSRF program and the fiscal integrity of the fund.
    2.   To provide a self perpetuating source of low interest loans for the construction of public
         wastewater treatment and transport facilities needed to meet water quality standards and
         provide capacity for future growth.
    3.   To assure that all Municipal NMP facilities achieve compliance as soon as possible.
    4.   To assure that all Municipal facilities achieve compliance with final effluent limits as soon as
         possible.
    5.   To assist in the maintenance of water quality standards wherever such standards are
         adversely affected by municipal wastewater point sources.
    6.   To meet public health and environmental needs of those communities with malfunctioning
         on-site treatment systems that are either identified as a health hazard by the State Health
         Department or that adversely affect water quality.

The Department shall comply with all of the requirements of the latest Operating Agreement made with
EPA, including the assurances contained therein. The Operating Agreement is incorporated by reference.




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CHAPTER   3




Sources and Uses of Funds
The Department is expected to fund FY 2010 projects using a combination of interest earnings on the
Fund, repayments from direct loans and the EPA Capitalization Grant. Match for the EPA cap grant
will be provided by excess match pledged in previous years’ programs, which totals $48,191,199, and
a cash appropriation from the Legislature. The estimated sources and uses of funds in the FY 2010
CWSRF program are as follows:

Sources

     2010 EPA CWSRF Cap Grant                                                              $22,783,000
     Direct Loan Repayments, Interest Earnings and Unobligated Funds                       $27,130,685
     State Match Cash Appropriation (Projected)                                                     $0
                                                                       Total:             $49,913,685



Uses

     Project Assistance Loans                                                              $43,450,775
     Green Infrastructure Assistance                                                        $7,411,000
     Additional Subsidization (Principal Forgiveness)                                       $3,412,170
     Transfer to the DWSRF                                                                  $5,551,590
     4% Administrative Costs                                                                  $911,320
                                                                       Total:             $49,913,685


Projects on the CWSRF Project List are ranked by their respective priority point rating and may be
funded according to availability of funds. Projects that are not funded from the Project List may be
funded in subsequent years.

The Department will utilize 4% of the federal capitalization grant for administration of the CWSRF
program.

The rate of cash draws from the federal capitalization grant will be based on dollar-for-dollar draws
of direct loan projects. Consistent with EPA policy, draws from the federal grant for these direct loan
projects are required to be proportional to the disbursement of state match funds to borrowers for
eligible project costs. The State intends to manage its disbursements to borrowers to insure that
State funds are spent first in order to ensure that the proportionality requirement is met
expeditiously. This technique is necessary to ensure that direct loan borrowers funded from federal
capitalization grants are able to receive requisitioned funds in a timely manner. It should be noted
that overmatch from previous years’ programs will be used to match the grant in addition to the
appropriation provided by the State Legislature.




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Transfer of Funds from the CWSRF to DWSRF

The State of Alabama reserves the right to transfer from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund
(CWSRF) capitalization grant to the DWSRF. The DWSRF has an immediate need for funding FY 2010
projects. The CWSRF will have sufficient funds for all eligible projects on its priority list after the
transfer. The maximum amount allowable for transfer is 33 percent of the DWSRF capitalization
grant.

The funds used for the transfer are expected to consist of interest earnings and repayments, drawn
from the Master CWSRF Account. No Federal funds will be transferred. All funds transferred will be
subject to the 15% set-aside for small water systems.

The transfer for the FY2010 funding cycle would take place before September 30, 2010.




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CHAPTER   4




Project Selection and Methods of Distribution of
Funds
Priority List

In order to be considered for CWSRF assistance, projects must be on or added to the Priority List and
have a proposed project schedule that coincides with the availability of CWSRF funds. The CWSRF
project list was developed by identifying the priority point rating for each proposed project. The
funding of such projects is also subject to the availability of funds.


Additional Subsidization

The 2010 Capitalization Grant will require that not less than $3,412,170 or approximately 15% of
assistance provided is in the form of additional subsidies. The attached project list demonstrates
that this requirement will be met by providing projects identified with green infrastructure only
principal forgiveness. Principal forgiveness will be based on a percentage of costs of each project
with green infrastructure components in relation to total project assistance. Any subsequent revision
to this project list will likewise demonstrate that at least $3,412,170 of the available funding for
projects will be to provide principal forgiveness. The Department has authority to provide additional
subsidization by the Code of Alabama Section 22-34-3(a).


Green Infrastructure

The EPA capitalization grant requires that, to the extent there are sufficient eligible project
applications, not less than 20% of the funds provided by the 2010 Capitalization Grant for projects
must be used for water or energy efficiency, green infrastructure, or other environmentally
innovative activities (the State statute and ADEM regulations limit the use of the CWSRF to
traditional POTW projects). The Department actively solicited for green infrastructure projects for
2010. This solicitation included a notice posted on the ADEM website as well as a notice sent to
approximately 1,200 e-mail addresses on the Department’s e-mail list. Approximately 100 entities
were mailed hard copies. These lists include all incorporated towns and all county governments.

The fundable portion of the priority list demonstrates that this 20% is expected to be met. The
Department intends to provide principal forgiveness solely to green infrastructure projects on the
project list. All applicants on the fundable list that have submitted green infrastructure projects will
be required by the Department to submit business case models.

If there are insufficient projects that meet the definition of green infrastructure on the fundable and
non-fundable portions of the priority list, the Department will revise this Intended Use Plan after
soliciting a new round of applications. The Department will identify additional qualifying projects and
amend its IUP; if changes within this list fall below the 20% objective.




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Distribution of Funds to Set-Aside Accounts

Prevailing Wages
The Department’s CWSRF program will require all loan recipients to include in their bidding
documents “Supplemental General Conditions for SRF Assisted Wastewater Facilities Contracts”. The
Supplemental Conditions include payment of wages consistent with a wage determination as
described in the Davis-Bacon Act. This practice fully implements that “all laborers and mechanics
employed by contractors and sub contractors on projects funded directly by or assisted in whole or in
part by and through the Federal Government pursuant to this Act” shall be paid prevailing wages.


Inadequate Allocations

If the actual federal CWSRF allocations are less than anticipated by the Department in the
development of the CWSRF priority list, the Department may find it necessary to reduce their
commitments to projects on the priority list. The Department may take formal action to reduce the
number of commitments in accordance with subparagraph 3) of this paragraph.

    •   The Department may redistribute the CWSRF funds allocated to each project.
    •   The Department may redistribute funds from lower priority projects to higher priority projects
    •   The Department may bypass projects on the priority list in accordance with Section H below.


Unanticipated and Uncommitted Funds

If unanticipated or uncommitted funds become available, the Department may take action to
distribute them in accordance with subparagraphs 1 2 of this paragraph: The criteria for ranking
projects give priority to projects that:

    •   The Department may use the unanticipated or uncommitted funds to fund the highest priority project(s)
        from the priority list.
    •   The Department may use the unanticipated or uncommitted funds to increase the amount of funds
        allocated to CWSRF fundable projects or to provide increased assistance to projects which have already
        received CWSRF assistance.

Additionally, supplemental loans may be made to previous recipients as needed to complete
segmented projects or to cover unanticipated cost overruns.


Project Bypass/Reallotment

The Department may bypass any project on the CWSRF priority list that is not, in the Department's
opinion, making satisfactory progress in satisfying requirements for CWSRF assistance. Bypassed
projects will be removed from the priority list. In determining whether or not a project is making
satisfactory progress in satisfying the requirements for CWSRF assistance, the Department shall use
the criteria contained in subparagraphs 1 6 of this paragraph. Funds released through project



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bypass will be considered as uncommitted and available for redistribution in accordance with this
section.

    •   Any project on the CWSRF Priority List may be bypassed if the applicant fails to submit a complete
        CWSRF application.
    •   The Department may use individual project schedules developed by the Department to determine
        whether or not the project is making satisfactory progress during the fiscal year.
    •   In order to comply with EPA certification restrictions related to equivalency requirements, it may be
        necessary to bypass projects which have not complied with Title II requirements and other federal
        authorities.
    •   Any project on the CWSRF Priority List may be bypassed if the applicant fails to demonstrate the ability
        to repay the loan.
    •   To maintain the fiscal integrity of a leveraged loan program or provide funds for new construction, the
        Department may choose to bypass projects which involve refinancing of existing debt.
    •   Projects may be removed from the priority list at the request of the applicant or if the Department finds
        that the project is ineligible for CWSRF assistance.




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CHAPTER   5




Certifications
The Department certifies that this IUP will be subject to public review and comment with a public
notice period of 30 days.

The Department certifies that all wastewater facility projects in this IUP are on the CWSRF Priority
List.

The Department certifies that it will enter into binding commitments for 120% of each payment
under the CWSRF capitalization grant within one (1) year after receipt of each payment.

The Department certifies that it will expend all funds in the CWSRF in an expeditious and timely
manner.

The Department certifies that all wastewater facilities in the state are in compliance with enforceable
requirements or are making progress toward meeting those requirements except as specifically noted
in the IUP.

The Department certifies that all facilities funded by the CWSRF shall complete a NEPA-like
environmental review process.

The Department certifies that it will comply with all requirements of the 1997 Operating Agreement
with EPA.

The Department certifies that it will complete a Benefits Assessment worksheet for each loan
agreement executed in order to comply with EPA environmental results reporting requirements.




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CHAPTER     6




Program Income
The Alabama Water Pollution Control Authority, with ADEM as its agent, assesses a 0.75%
fee annually based on outstanding principal.        These fees are collected twice a year when
the recipient initiates repayment of the loan. In accordance with Guidance on Fees Charged
by States to Recipients of Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program Assistance , published
October 20, 2005, fees collected from loans sourced from outstanding grants will be used for
administration of the SRF fund only. All other fees will be used to implement the Department’s water
pollution control program. The Department expects to receive fees during FY 2010 as follows:

     Date       Total Program        Program Income Collected       Program Income Collected
                Income               During Grant Period            After Grant Period
     2/15/10         $1,687,610.29                         $0.00                     $1,687,610.29
     8/15/10         $1,728,525.15                     $1,677.97                     $1,726,847.18
       Total        $3,416,135.44                     $1,677.97                     $3,414,457.47


The fee receipts from this loan will be deposited into a subfund of the fee account for SRF
administrative use only.

Program income collected after the grant period will be used to support water quality related
programs of the Department’s Water and Field Operations Divisions. The Water Division administers
the NPDES program for municipal and industrial sources, pursuant to which publicly owned treatment
works (POTWs) and private facilities are permitted to discharge wastewater to surface waters. In
addition to permit issuance/re-issuance, other responsibilities include performing inspections,
providing compliance assistance, and ensuring an appropriate enforcement response. The Field
Operations Division supports the Water Division by conducting compliance sampling inspections and
compliance bio-monitoring inspections of POTWs to evaluate compliance with permit requirements.
In addition, facility self-monitoring whole effluent toxicity testing reports are submitted and
reviewed. The Division also conducts ambient water quality monitoring activities in the vicinity of
these facilities to determine the impacts of the wastewater discharges upon ambient water quality.

The budget for the program income collected after the grant period is as follows:

     Personnel                                      $1,831,218.30
     Fringe Benefits                                  $648,468.30
     Travel                                            $20,000.00
     Equipment                                         $10,000.00
     Supplies                                          $15,000.00
     Contractual                                            $0.00
     Other                                                  $0.00
     Total Direct                                   $2,524,686.60
     Indirect                                         $889,770.87
                             Total                 $3,414,457.47


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CHAPTER     7




Estimated DWSRF Capitalization Grant
Schedules
Estimated Grant Draw Schedule

     Fiscal Year            Quarter                   Draw


     2010          4th   7/1/10 - 9/30/10                $2,500,000

     2011          1st   10/1/10 - 12/31/10              $3,500,000

     2011          2nd   1/1/11 - 3/31/11                $3,500,000

     2011          3rd   4/1/11 - 6/30/11                $4,250,000

     2011          4th   7/1/11 - 9/30/11                $4,500,000

     2012          1st   10/1/11 - 12/31/11              $4,533,000

                                              Total    $22,783,000



Estimated Grant Disbursal Schedule

     Fiscal Year            Quarter             2010 SRF Cap Grant


     2010          4th   7/1/10 - 9/30/10                $2,500,000

     2011          1st   10/1/10 - 12/31/10              $3,500,000

     2011          2nd   1/1/11 - 3/31/11                $3,500,000

     2011          3rd   4/1/11 - 6/30/11                $4,250,000

     2011          4th   7/1/11 - 9/30/11                $4,500,000

     2012          1st   10/1/11 - 12/31/11              $4,533,000

                                              Total    $22,783,000



Payments are defined as increases to the amount of funds available from the federal SRF
capitalization grant. This draft payment schedule is based on the State's projection of binding
commitments and disbursements from the SRF to the members of the SRF project list. The
disbursement schedule will essentially coincide with the grant payment schedule as ACH draw
requests will be processed only upon submittal of payment requests from loan recipients for actual
costs incurred. Funds from the ACH will be disbursed to the recipient immediately.




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The disbursement of funds will be in proportion to the amount of state and federal funds provided by
the grant and state match. This will be ensured by disbursing all state match funds prior to drawing
capitalization grant funds for project disbursements. The disbursement of funds will be in proportion
to the amount of state and federal funds provided by the grant and state match. This will be ensured
by disbursing all state match funds prior to drawing capitalization grant funds for project
disbursements.


Capitalization Grant Budget Periods

2010 EPA CWSRF Capitalization Grant

July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2014




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  CHAPTER          8




CWSRF Fundable Projects

Community              Project Name                                                           NPDES Permit       Needs         Priority        Assistance          **Subsidization          Green       Estimated     Estimated
Served                                                                                          Number(s)    Categories     Point Rank           Amount          Amount (Principal   Infrastructure   Construction      Project
                                                                                                                                                                     Forgiveness)          Amount       Start Date   Completion
Athens Utilities       Athens Sanitary Sewer Collection System Improvements                     AL0020206           IIIB        54.52         $6,800,013                 $231,821        $503,500       11/1/2010     2/1/2013
Hartselle              Hartselle Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge Management & Water Reuse     AL0054764              II       44.73           $755,140                 $172,657        $375,000       10/1/2010    3/30/2011
Dothan                 Dothan Sanitary Sewer Enhancement Program                                AL0047465      IIA, IIB,        40.95          $3,500,00                 $184,168         $400,00        3/1/2011     6/1/2012
                                                                                                               IVA, IVB
Madison                Madison Wall Triana Sewer Line Replacement                               AL0071897       IIA, IIB        38.59         $1,290,000                                                10/1/2010    3/31/2011
Alexander City         Alexander City Dobbs/Coley Creek Force Main Emergency Replacement        AL0021156           IIIB        37.71           $970,000                                                 2/1/2010    10/1/2012
Sheffield              Sheffield WWTP Upgrade and Sewer Rehabilitation                          AL0050121         I, IIIA       31.54        $11,713,000                 $773,505       $1,680,00        4/1/2011    6/30/2013
Tuskegee               Tuskegee Wastewater Collection System Improvements                       AL0048763           IIIB        31,51         $1,861,300                                                 3/1/2011    10/1/2012
Daphne                 Daphne Wastewater System Infrastructure Improvements and Improved        AL0027561    I, IIIA, IIB       27.85         $5,530,000               $1,818,658      $3,950,000        6/1/2010    5/31/2011
                       Energy Efficiency
Maplesville            Maplesville Sewer Extensions                                             AL0070858           IVA         26.31         $4,339,157                                                 5/1/2011     9/3/2012
Locust Fork            Locust Fork Wastewater System Improvements                               AL0054348         I, IVA        19.99         $1,286,925                                                 1/1/2011     9/1/2011
Jacksonville           Jacksonville Sewer System Improvements                                   AL0022586       IIA, IIB        13.18         $1,131,500                 $231,361        $502,500        1/1/2011    11/1/2013
Fort Payne             Fort Payne Wastewater Pumping and Transmission Facilities                AL0023311           IIIB        11.58           $921,138                                                 1/1/2011    1/31/2012
Orange Beach           Orange Beach Roscoe Road Sanitary Sewer Force Main                       AL0052515            IIB          3.14        $3,352,610                                                10/1/2010    10/1/2011
                       13 Projects                                                                                                           $43,450,783               $3,412,170      $7,411,000
                                                                                                                                          *Percentage %                     *15%            32.5%
                       Needs Categories:
                       (I) SECONDARY TREATMENT                  (IVA) COLLECTOR SEWERS                                                    *Subsidization and Green Infrastructure amount based on full 2010
                       (II) ADVANCED TREATMENT                  (IVB) INTERCEPTOR SEWERS                                                  Capitalization Grant
                       (IIA) I/I CORRECTION                     (V) COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOWS
                       (IIB) MAJOR REHABILITATION




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CHAPTER   9




Project Descriptions

Athens Sanitary Sewer Collection System Improvements Project

The City of Athens Utilities proposes: replacement of the Market Street Trunk Sewer Line by means
of parallel line replacement of 1,700 LF of 6 inch, 1,000 LF of 8 inch, and 850 LF of 12 inch clay tile
pipeline with PVC; replacement of the 2T Trunk Sewer Line by means of parallel line replacement of
3,700 LF of 12 inch and 7,850 LF of 16 inch clay tile pipeline with DIP; replacement of the Spring
Branch 7T Trunk Sewer Line by means of parallel line replacement of 800 LF of 12 inch and 1,850 LF
of 16 inch clay tile pipeline with DIP; replacement of the 6TA Sub-basin Sewer by means of parallel
line replacement of 4,700 LF of 8 inch clay tile pipeline with PVC; replacement of the 5th Street
Sewer by means of parallel line replacement of 800 LF of 8 inch clay tile pipeline with DIP; and
replacement of approximately 5 miles of additional 6 to 18 inch clay tile pipeline with PVC or DIP and
replacement of 50 brick manholes.

        Green Infrastructure Descriptions
              o   Environmentally Innovative – Utilizing trenchless technology as alternative to sewer
                  replacement.
              Green Infrastructure Cost $503,500


Hartselle WWTP Sludge Management & Water Reuse

Hartselle Utilities proposes closing the Hartselle WWTP's existing 2 acre sludge holding pond using
unmanned, remote controlled dredging equipment and dewatering pond solids for disposal at a Class
D sanitary landfill; purchasing and installing three 30 cubic yard Spectrum Turbo Phase Separator
gravity filtration dewatering boxes with polymer feed equipment, related piping, and operational
management and system controls in treating clarifier waste sludge; installing a new septage
receiving and processing facility with settling, grinder, screening, flow metering, and screening
disposal; and the installation of a water reuse treatment and distribution system at the WWTP that
will utilize treated water from the chlorine contact chamber in meeting non-potable water needs
throughout the plant.

        Green Infrastructure Reserve
              o   Energy Efficiency
                          SCADA for operational efficiencies and reduce carbon emissions.
                          Gravity dewatering boxes sludge eliminating electrical power consumption.
              o   Water/Energy Efficiency
                          Gravity dewatering boxes sludge does not require water as with alternative
                          belt presses and centrifuges.
                          Water reuse withdrawn from the chlorine contact chamber.

                  Green Infrastructure Cost $375,000




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Dothan Sanitary Sewer Enhancement Program

The City of Dothan proposes rehabilitation, repair, and/or replacement of existing sanitary sewer
lines and manholes in order to reduce as much as an estimated 5 mgd of Infiltration and Inflow (I/I)
system wide; installation of a new sanitary sewer gravity main in order to eliminate the need and
expense of an existing sanitary sewer lift station; installation of another sanitary sewer gravity main
in replacing an aging existing main that is considered beyond repair; and the addition of SCADA
controls and software to 65 existing sanitary sewer lift stations.

        Green Infrastructure Reserve Descriptions
             o   Energy Efficiency - SCADA/Telemetry system installed at sewage lift stations for
                 operational efficiencies and reduction in carbon emissions.

             Green Infrastructure Cost $400,000


Madison Wall Triana Sewer Line Replacement

Madison Utilities proposes replacement of approximately 14,050 LF of aging sanitary sewer line along
Wall Triana Highway form Quail Road to Brownsferry Road in order to reduce infiltration and inflow,
thereby significantly lessening the potential for overflows and groundwater contamination, reducing
loading to Madison's WWTP, and allowing for the most efficient routing of flows within the existing
system.


Alexander City Dobbs/Coley Creek Force Main Emergency Replacement

The City of Alexander City proposes emergency replacement of 5 different sections of Alexander
City's 16 inch ductile iron, cement lined Dobbs/Coley Creek Force main, which have experienced long
term hydrogen sulfide corrosion. A total length of approximately 6,600 LF of force main has been
identified for replacement.


Sheffield WWTP and Sewer Rehabilitation

Sheffield Utilities proposes upgrades to their existing WWTP and rehabilitation of their existing
sanitary sewer collection in continued response to ADEM Consent Order 08-173-CWP. Primary
project work items at the plant will involve upgrades.

        Green Infrastructure Reserve Descriptions
             o   Environmentally Innovative – Utilizing trenchless technology as alternative to sewer
                 replacement.

             Green Infrastructure Costs $1,680,000




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Tuskegee Wastewater Collection System Improvements

The Utilities Board of the City of Tuskegee proposes repairing its 2 existing large flow sanitary sewer
lift stations: Sharpe Field Lift Station and Pleasant Springs Lift Station; completely replacing 3 aging
smaller flow lift stations which are greatly deteriorated: Lakeshore Drive (West) Lift Station,
Lakeshore Drive (East) Lift Station, and Oneal Street Lift Station; and constructing a completely
new laboratory building with updated equipment at Tuskegee's North WWTPP.                    Lift station
improvements are to minimize or eliminate potential backups and overflows and accommodate future
growth.      The new lab will provide much greatly needed office and working space and improved
conditions for required water quality testing and record keeping.

Daphne Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements

The Utilities Board of the City of Daphne proposes: Project A - Upgrades to the Class A biosolids
processing system at the Daphne Utilities (DU) Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) by replacing
existing belt press and natural gas-fired dryer with more energy efficient dewatering and microwave
drying systems; Project B - Installation of additional screening and pretreatment at the DUWRF
septic receiving station to handle higher biological loading and allow for the slower, more uniform
release from the storage basin into the headworks: and Project C - Replacement of aging equipment
at the Windscape Lift Station, which currently operates at near capacity, with high performance
pumps and larger force main for greater energy efficiency and handling of peak flows.

        Green Infrastructure Reserve Descriptions
             o   Environmentally Innovative – Utilizing new microwave technology for sludge drying
                 to create a Class A biosolid which is a green technology.      Biosolids not able to be
                 processed to meet Class A requirements are disposed at a permitted landfill at
                 substantial annual costs.   This would be the first installation in Alabama utilizing
                 clean energy to meet Class A rating.

             Green Infrastructure Costs $3,950,000


Maplesville Sewer Extension

The Utilities Board of the Town of Maplesville proposes extending sanitary sewer collection service to
approximately 227 new households and 20 businesses within 3 basic project area locations of
Maplesville. Basic project work items will consist of making a total of approximately 247 sanitary
sewer service connections, installing approximately 47,800 LF of 8 inch PVC sanitary sewer, 147
manholes, and 4 pump stations within 3 area locations consisting of: 1.) the area along SR 139,
Mitchell Hill Road, Crumpton Avenue, and Magnolia Avenue; 2.) the area along SR 22, CR 10, Dawn
Street, Maple Drive, Birch Street, Loper Lane, Reed Street and Shanks Drive; and 3.) the area along
US 82, SR 22, and Un Road.


Locust Fork Wastewater Improvements

The Town of Locust Fork proposes replacement of their existing 3-cell Locust Fork High School
Wastewater Treatment Lagoon with a new 0.125 MGD wastewater treatment package plant as a


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result of the lagoon's poor treatment capacity and the town's anticipated population growth
projections. The existing lagoon presently serves only the high school and several nearby businesses,
with the majority of town residents relying on septic tank treatment. It is proposed that these
existing septic tank systems remain in service to provide primary treatment and that new small
diameter sewers and force main with pump stations be installed to connect residents, businesses,
and high school with the new package plant. Proposed project work items are estimated to include
the installation of approximately 6,000 LF of 6 inch HDPE sewer line; approximately 5,000 LF of 4
inch HDPE line; 4,000 LF of 3 inch HDPE; 10,500 LF of PVC force main; 2 large flow lift stations; 37
service connections; and new 0.125 package treatment plant.


Jacksonville Sewer System Improvements

Jacksonville Water Works, Gas and Sewer Board proposes replacement of Hospital and Germania
Springs Lift Stations; camera recording, cleaning, and sliplining of approximately 10,000 LF of 8 inch
clay and orangeburg sanitary sewer line; making of approximately 25 point repairs; ad GIS mapping
of sanitary sewer collection system to identify overflows and damaged sewer locations.

        Green Infrastructure Reserve Descriptions
            o    Environmentally Innovative – Utilizing trenchless technology as alternative to sewer
                 replacement.

            Green Infrastructure Costs $502,500


Fort Payne Wastewater Pumping and Transmission Facilities

The City of Fort Payne proposes parallel installation of approximately 2,250 LF of new 18 inch Ductile
Iron (DI) or High-density Polyethylene (HDPE) force main alongside existing, poor conditioned 16
inch DI force main from the Airport Pump Station to the first air release valve; relocation and
upgrading of the Huddle House Pump Station to a new location near the WZOB Radio Staion which is
above and outside the existing flood zone with installation of 2 new 660 gpm duplex submersible
pumps and 2 new 1,870 gpm submersible pumps; installation of approximately 130 LF of 24 inch
gravity overflow line from the existing 24 inch gravity sewer along SR 35 to the new pump station;
and installation of approximately 5,750 LF of 24 inch DI force main from the new pump station to the
Fort Payne WWTP.


Orange Beach Roscoe Road Sanitary Sewer Force Main

The City of Orange Beach proposes replacing approximately 3,700 LF of 12 inch polyethylene sanitary
sewer force main with 16 inch ductile iron along Roscoe Road from SR 180 (Canal Road) to CR 12 in
order to provide adequate sewer collection, prevent potential back-ups or overflows, and satisfy
demand requirements for projected population growth.




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