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Work progressing at water treatment plant

July 3, 2013

Cement brought in by Buffalo Ridge Concrete was poured inside the filter at the water treatment plant last Thursday.  
 FULDA FREE PRESS/Norma Dittman
FULDA FREE PRESS/Norma Dittman
Cement brought in by Buffalo Ridge Concrete was poured inside the filter at the water treatment plant last Thursday.
KHC Construction, Inc., Supervisor Dennis Janke measures piping at the water treatment plant.  KHC Construction, Inc. employee, Brannon Paplow, is pictured above with Janke. 
 Norma Dittman
Norma Dittman
KHC Construction, Inc., Supervisor Dennis Janke measures piping at the water treatment plant. KHC Construction, Inc. employee, Brannon Paplow, is pictured above with Janke.
By Norma Dittman
According to Dennis Janke, Supervisor for KHC Construction, Inc., Marshall, MN, the old filter media has been removed from the Fulda water treatment plant and sandblasting and painting inside the plant have been done. Jahnke said that 34,000 pounds of sand were used during the sandplasting.

Work to make repairs and improvements to the water treatment plant and replace the filtration media began at the Pudge Sanow Water Treatment Plant on Monday, June 10th.

In keeping with the improvements proposal for aerator rehabilitation, new under drains have been installed in the filter. On Thursday morning, a 7” concrete floor was poured. Janke said that when the new concrete floor is set and ready, the media will be added back in. The media consists of four inches of 3/4 inch rock, 4 inches of 1/2 inch rock, 4 inches of 1/4 inch rock, two inches of sand, 18 inches of green sand topped by 12 inches of anthracite.

Following the installation of the new media, new concrete ductile piping will replace the polyvinyl chloride (pvc) piping that currently is in place at the plant. New valves will be installed and electrical updates will be done.

Included in the remodeling will be a new eyewash station and safety shower.

Fulda residents began noticing an orange tint, and an odor, to the city’s water several months ago. Professional testing done by Bolton and Menk, Mankato, MN, revealed that the media in the filter at the treatment plant was no longer effective due to the fact that, during twenty years of usage, the media had become quite dirty.

City of Fulda employees Butch Huerkamp and Doug Tiesler continue to monitor the water supply and are currently adding chlorine and chloride as well as polyphosphate. “Even though this project is in progress, we still have to complete our reports for the water supply,” Huerkamp explained.

“I am amazed at how fast our suppliers have come through for this project,” Janke said. “A lot of work has been accomplished, but we still have several more weeks of work to do, yet.”

KHC Construction, Inc. specializes in water and waste water projects, including construction of new facilities, retrofiting, and rehabilitation of existing facilities.


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