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     Special Notice

     
    NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
     
    THE GRAND VALLEY REGIONAL BIOSOLIDS AUTHORITY
    HAS RELEASED A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR
    SUSTAINABLE BIOSOLIDS MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS
     
    RESPONSES DUE JUNE 19, 2014
     
    The Request for Proposals document can be found HERE
     

     Vision

     
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    The Grand Valley Regional Biosolids Authority provides leadership in a regional biosolids management program, which is sustainable, innovative, and fully captures the inherent value of biosolids. 
     

     Mission

     
     
    The mission of the Grand Valley Regional Biosolids Authority is to manage biosolids processing, handling, and re-use in a diversified manner that is economically, environmentally, and socially beneficial.
     

     Values

     
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    The Grand Valley Regional Biosolids Authority supports: 
    · A Triple Bottom Line approach
    · A diversity of biosolids re-use forms and outlets
    · The use of chemical free biosolids processes
    · Minimizing financial impact to our communities
    · Effective communication with all stakeholders
    · A safe, educated, and well-trained workforce
    · Enhancing the local economy
    · Forging regional partnerships 
     
     

     Background

     
    In recent years, staff of the Grand Rapids Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and the Wyoming Clean Water Plant (CWP) have each explored alternatives for the future of their respective biosolids programs. Both Wyoming CWP and Grand Rapids WWTP staff anticipate that regulatory requirements in the future will cause changes to how biosolids are processed and utilized, and that significant capital investments will be required not only to keep pace with regulatory changes, but also to replace aging facilities and equipment.  In addition, the existing programs are at the mercy of economic factors beyond the control of each City, including fuel costs, landfill tipping fees, and the loss of biosolids application land due to ever expanding urban development. 
     
    This process of evaluation began at the Wyoming CWP as part of a 1995 Facilities Plan.  At the Grand Rapids WWTP, evaluations were most recently performed under a utilities system-wide Comprehensive Master Plan project started in 2001.  In the course of these efforts, it was recognized that since other area utility systems are facing similar challenges with their biosolids programs as the Grand Rapids WWTP and Wyoming CWP, a regional approach may warrant consideration, and may offer benefits to the area facilities and the region in general.  Informal discussions between staff of the two plants confirmed the desire to pursue a regional approach to biosolids management.  In March of 2002, formal discussions began toward a goal of jointly proceeding in the development of a regional biosolids management project (the "Project").  The initial vision for the Project included a system of digestion, dewatering, heat drying, and pelletizing to form a Class A (“exceptional quality”) marketable end product for beneficial use.
     

     Agendas and Minutes

     
      
      
    GVRBA Carbon Bid Results May 2013.pdf
      
    GVRBA 2013 Carbon Bid Specifications Odor Control Media  (2).pdf
      
    2014 09 GVRBA Agenda Packet.pdf
      
    2014 06 GVRBA Agenda Packet.pdf
      
    2014 03 GVRBA Agenda Packet.pdf
      
    2013 12 GVRBA Agenda Packet.pdf
      
    2013 10 GVRBA Agenda Packet.pdf
      
    2013 08 Special GVRBA Meeting Agenda E Packet.pdf
      
    2013 06 GVRBA Agenda Packet GVRBA.pdf
      
    2013 04 Special Biosolids Meeting E Packet.pdf
      
    2013 03 GVRBA Agenda Packet.pdf
      
    2012 09 GVRBA Agenda Packet.pdf
      
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