DUWA Chair Gail McLeod (Allen Park) called the hybrid meeting to order at 9:02 AM and asked for roll call to be taken. At the time of roll call, voting representatives were in attendance from 9 communities: Allen Park, Belleville, Dearborn Heights, Lincoln Park, Riverview, Southgate, Taylor, Van Buren Township, and Wyandotte. A quorum (at least 7 members) was present.


Copies of the Agenda were made available prior to the meeting (Attachment 1). Motion by Mayor Bill Bazzi (Dearborn Heights) and supported by James Krizan (Lincoln Park) to approve the Agenda. The motion passed unanimously by all attending members.


Copies of the meeting minutes from the March 9, 2023 Board meeting were distributed by email prior to the meeting (Attachment 2). Motion by Rick Rutherford (Belleville) and supported by Mayor Tim Woolley (Taylor) to approve the minutes. The motion passed unanimously by all attending members.


Per EGLE’s requirements to apply for funding through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program, a public hearing was held to present the Project Plan of the UV Disinfection Replacement project. The public hearing began at 9:04 A.M. Emily Schlanderer, of Black & Veatch, presented on the need for the UV Disinfection Replacement Project (Attachment 3). Black & Veatch is the Engineer of Record for the UV Disinfection Replacement project. Ms. Schlanderer provided background information on Black & Veatch as well as an overview of DUWA’s existing Trojan UV4000 system that was installed in 1999. The existing system was designed to treat 175 MGD and can treat up to 225 MGD for short periods of time. Trojan is no longer supporting the existing UV model and the system is reaching the end of its useful life thus requiring replacement. Spare parts have been secured to maintain operation, but will eventually be exhausted as they are no longer manufactured.

Five disinfection alternatives were presented, which included no action, UV disinfection for both dry and wet weather flows, UV disinfection for dry weather flows and the use of sodium hypochlorite for wet weather flows, UV disinfection for dry weather flows and the use of Peracetic Acid for wet weather flows, and the use of ozone. Advantages and disadvantages were presented for each alternative. The recommended alternative is UV disinfection for both dry and wet weather flows. She also presented the estimated project cost of $16.5M and the estimated cost to users as well as the anticipated social and environmental impacts of the project, which are expected to be minimal.

The CWSRF Project Plan will be submitted to EGLE by the May 1, 2023 deadline. Conceptual design of the new UV system and equipment selection is ongoing. Detailed design of the new UV system will begin in April with the project expected to be put out to bid in October 2023 to meet the Quarter 1.5 loan closing date should DUWA receive SRF funding for this project. Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2024.

System Manager Lambrina Tercala added that the existing UV system can accommodate peak wet weather flows for short periods of time, but the new system will be able to accommodate sustained disinfection for peak flows. The new system will also utilize the currently empty fifth flow channel, which will require minor channel modifications. The final list of projects selected for SRF funding is anticipated to be provided by EGLE in November 2023, which would allow for a loan closing in February 2024. The alternatives involving chemical disinfection were eliminated from consideration due to spatial limitations of installing a chemical holding tank as well as the difficulty of achieving sufficient contact time. The recommended alternative of UV disinfection for both dry and wet weather flows was also the least expensive alternative. No written comments were received in response to the public posting of the draft Project Plan, which was posted to DUWA’s website on March 29, 2023.

Mayor Bill Bazzi (Dearborn Heights) asked if funding received (if any) from contacts with the Downriver Community Conference would affect funding received through the SRF Program. System Manager Tercala responded that all possible funding opportunities are being explored, and there is no known overlap that would preclude use of a funding source at this time. Funding sources such as ARPA and Congressionally Directed Spending are being pursued in parallel since notification of SRF funding will not occur until later in the year. Mayor Bill Bazzi (Dearborn Heights) added that some entities offer spare parts from other manufacturers. System Manager Tercala noted that Veolia continues to work on obtaining spare parts to extend the useful life of the system. Wade Trim estimated a remaining useful life of 20 months of the existing system based on the inventory of spare parts as of September 2022. The remaining useful life continues to be updated as spare parts are secured. It is important to note that the fecal violation that occurred in March was a result of the inability of the existing UV equipment to keep up with the high flows through the plant. The UV replacement project is necessary to maintain permit compliance and public health.

Mayor Bill Bazzi (Dearborn Heights) asked for more detail regarding the need for temporary chemical disinfection during construction. System Manager Tercala responded that the current expectation is to take one flow channel offline at a time for installation of the new modules, while the other channels remain in service. If this is not feasible or if high flows necessitate additional redundancy, it may be necessary to temporarily supplement UV disinfection with the use of chemicals to meet effluent requirements as outlined in the NPDES permit.

Rick Rutherford (Belleville) asked what the life expectancy is of the new UV equipment and if the new system will be designed to handle higher flows than the current system. Emily Schlanderer (Black & Veatch) responded that the new equipment is anticipated to have an estimated life expectancy of ~25 years. The new UV system will utilize the currently empty fifth channel to treat sustained peak flows of 225 MGD. The existing system can only treat a peak flow of 225 MGD for short periods of time. Mayor Tim Woolley (Taylor) asked if the cost of this project is built into the upcoming rate package. System Manager Tercala responded that the construction cost of this project would be included in the 2024-25 rate package. The upcoming rate package for 2023-24 will include $300k for partial capital purchase of the equipment to permit for release of shop drawings and start of fabrication of the new equipment, which has a long lead time.

Jeff Dobek (Riverview) asked if the new UV equipment has been observed in operation to verify that it will function as intended. System Manager Tercala responded that the Veolia team visited the YCUA wastewater treatment facility to observe their new Suez UV system, and also visited the wastewater treatment facility in Wyoming, MI to observe their new Trojan UV system. Virtual meetings were held with staff from the Lemay wastewater treatment plant in St. Louis, MO and the O’Brien wastewater treatment plant in Chicago, IL to learn about their experiences with their UV systems. Travis Tuma, of Veolia, added that the Veolia team was impressed with the new Trojan system that was installed at the Wyoming, MI plant as it had a nice operating system and allowed for easier access for maintenance. Emily Schlanderer (Black & Veatch) added that the City of Ann Arbor is currently in the process of replacing their UV system with a new Trojan system that utilizes more energy-efficient bulbs, has an improved cleaning process, and has shown to be an accepted and effective technology.

Chairperson McLeod (Allen Park) asked what DUWA’s options are if the spare parts run out before the new system is online. Mr. Tuma responded that Veolia recently secured about $100k worth of spare parts after a large failure of third-party parts. Veolia continues to remain in contact with Trojan to secure spare parts as they become available. Chairperson McLeod (Allen Park) also commented that the project does not appear to increase user costs significantly. System Manager Tercala added that the new UV system is expected to have lower electrical costs than the existing UV system and there is the potential to receive a credit from the green energy fund for replacing the UV system with a more energy-efficient system. Chairperson McLeod (Allen Park) also asked if Suez is a Veolia-owned company. System Manager Tercala confirmed that Suez was purchased by Veolia so it is now a Veolia company.

Attorney Kerry Morgan (Riverview’s attorney) asked how many companies manufacture UV equipment and if each installation is customized or if UV systems are pre-packaged units. Emily Schlanderer (Black & Veatch) responded that Trojan, Suez, and WEDECO are the primary manufacturers of UV equipment for a facility of this size. The manufacturers will review the existing site dimensions and will design and customize the UV banks to fit the channels. Channel modifications will be needed for each system.

Attorney Kerry Morgan (Riverview’s attorney) asked if it is known whether any of the manufacturers are planning to discontinue their current UV models in the near future. Emily Schlanderer (Black & Veatch) responded that they will have these discussions with the manufacturers ahead of the bidding process to ensure DUWA will not be in the same position with obsolete equipment in the known future. Mayor Bill Bazzi (Dearborn Heights) suggested that this item be included in the bidding documents to ensure that DUWA’s new equipment will not soon be discontinued. He also suggested that a spec sheet be included in the bidding documents to allow DUWA to compare specific criteria, such as material, warranties, costs, and electrical usage, offered between the different equipment manufacturers.

Attorney Kerry Morgan (Riverview’s attorney) asked if additional channels can be built if needed. Emily Schlanderer (Black & Veatch) responded that a spare, fifth channel is in place as a redundant channel and installing an additional channel would require extending the UV building, for which there is very limited space available. Five channels were installed to handle sustained peak flows. Additional rows of bulbs could be added to the UV banks in the existing channels to increase the disinfection capacity, if needed, rather than installing another channel.

Mayor Joseph Kuspa (Southgate) asked if the new UV system will be sized to treat increased peak flows into the future. System Manager Tercala responded that the new system will not treat a higher design flow than the existing 225 MGD peak flow, but it will be able to continuously treat up to 225 MGD using all five channels, whereas the existing system can only treat the 225 MGD for short periods of time with its current four channels. Increasing the peak permitted flows of the DWTF is not a planned effort.

Mayor Joseph Kuspa (Southgate) asked if it is likely that DUWA could be eligible to receive principal forgiveness through the SRF program. System Manager Tercala responded that EGLE tends to provide principal forgiveness to communities that are considered overburdened. Based on preliminary calculations, DUWA is not considered overburdened even though there are pockets within the DUWA communities that are overburdened. Principal forgiveness is also typically given to those entities that have been reactive, such as to correct a sanitary sewer overflow occurrence, rather than those entities that are implementing proactive measures. Attorney Jim Fausone added that DUWA also has the option to secure a municipal bond if SRF funding is not received. OHM is in communication with PFM to discuss the possibility of pursuing municipal bonding.

Roberto Scappaticci (Romulus) was in attendance via Zoom call, and thus not considered in attendance as a voting Commissioner.  Mr. Scappaticci asked what DUWA’s proposed capital expenditures are in the future. System Manager Tercala responded that it is planned to continue budgeting $2M for annual small capital budget. A few known, near-term projects include secondary clarifier towbro replacements, controls upgrades to emergency generators, and PLC5 replacements in the Biosolids building. DUWA’s Professionals seek to update the 2014 Project Plan/Capital Improvement Plan to formalize and budget for large upcoming projects. This effort has been delayed due to budget balancing efforts that compensated for utility and chemical cost overruns, including biosolids hauling and disposal. Roberto Scappaticci (Romulus) also suggested that Attorney Fausone review a potential conflict of interest if the Suez/Veolia UV system is selected since Veolia currently acts as DUWA’s System Operator.

With no other comments, the public hearing closed at 9:59 A.M.


Attorney Jim Fausone, of Fausone Bohn, provided the Legal Update.

a. General Counsel Monthly Report
Attorney Fausone stated that a written summary of the monthly legal update was provided in the pre-meeting Board packet (Attachment 4). Attorney Fausone stated that Fausone Bohn has participated in Technical Committee and officer meetings as well as in virtual meetings regarding the UV and Biosolids Dryer projects. Attorney Fausone also stated that Wayne County declined DUWA’s request for waiver of the $3.5M payment due in September 2023, but Fausone Bohn sent a follow-up letter requesting to pay the $3.5M outstanding payment over a seven-year period. A response has not yet been received. Attorney Fausone encouraged the Board members to reach out to Assad Turfe or other Wayne County staff to show their support and need for this request. At this time, the 2023-24 rate package will include debt payment of $3.5M from Reserves.


System Manager Lambrina Tercala, of OHM Advisors, provided a verbal summary of activities since the last meeting. A written summary was provided in the pre-meeting Board packet for the System Manager Report (Attachment 5).

a. System Manager Monthly Report
System Manager Tercala noted the following highlights from the System Manager Report:

  • The dryers are operating close to their design capacities, however there are pinch points upstream of the dryers that are reducing the throughput into the dryers. These pinch points are being investigated.
  • OHM met with Allen Park, Veolia, and CE Raines on the Allen Park basin sluice gate that diverts flow into the Allen Park tunnel spur. Improvements to the sluice gate would be needed to gain operation of the sluice gate. The sluice gate was designed and constructed for tunnel flushing. Wade Trim, the design engineer of the tunnel, will assist with identifying the improvements needed. The Tunnel Reserve funds are available to implement improvements.
  • BASF provided comments on the draft permit that would allow BASF to discharge up to 25 gpm of treated groundwater to DUWA’s system on an interim basis. DUWA and Veolia will sit down with BASF this afternoon to review the permit comments.
  • A draft sale agreement regarding the sale of a small amount of DUWA’s biosolids to BASF for research and development purposes for a $1 lump sum was circulated through the Legal and Technical Committees for review and comment. The sale agreement will not be put into effect until BASF submits payment of their outstanding invoices.
  • There are several updates to report regarding funding of the UV project:
    • OHM met with the Downriver Community Conference (DCC) last week to present the need for funding of DUWA’s UV project. Additionally, OHM made contact with Representative Debbie Dingell’s Office and Senator Erika Geiss’ office to discuss the importance of the UV project.
    • An application for Congressionally Directed Spending was submitted through Senator Gary Peters’ portal and it is likely that Senator Peters will earmark up to $2M for the UV project. This would need to be approved by both the Senate and the House when the budget is agreed upon at the end of 2023, and the final funding amount will not be decided upon until end of 2024 Q1. Funding would not be received until the Fall 2024. OHM is working with Senator Peters’ team to determine whether the funding could be used for reimbursement of expenses and if any federal cross-cutters would apply.
    • We have heard there will be one last batch of projects that will be funded by Wayne County’s ARPA dollars, which will be released next month. Due to lack of communication from Wayne County, it seems unlikely that DUWA will receive ARPA funding for the UV project. At the DCC meeting, the group was advised there may be up to $10M provided for maintenance of Ecorse Creek to remove blockages and reduce the risk for flooding. This may be helpful for DUWA’s communities that are prone to flooding from Ecorse Creek.
  • The 2023-24 rate packages will be finalized in the coming weeks. The Finance Committee met last week to review the components that will go into the development of the rate package. Lower flows in 2022 contributed to a higher rate increase. A double-digit rate increase is anticipated at this time.
  • With the dryer system online, the cost for sludge hauling and disposal has significantly decreased to about $50k per month for February and March. Veolia will credit DUWA for sludge hauling and disposal costs that are below the contract values.

Mayor Joseph Kuspa (Southgate) asked how many truckloads of biosolids are sent to the landfill and to LaSalle each day. Travis Tuma, of Veolia, responded that one truckload of dried solids is sent to LaSalle every other day, at this time. The dryer throughput has decreased and it is now taking about 30 hours to fill one truck of dried solids. Previously, it took less than a day. One truckload of dewatered biosolids (those that are dewatered by centrifuge but bypass the dryers) is sent to the landfill each day. When the dryer system is running at full capacity, it is expected that one to two truckloads of dried solids will be sent to LaSalle each day. More landfill capacity is needed to send more trucks out of dewatered biosolids until the dryer system gets fully online.

Mayor Bill Bazzi (Dearborn Heights) suggested that Board Commissioners work with their local community councils and elected officials to send letters and reach out to their Wayne County Commissioners requesting ARPA funding for the UV project.

b. Biosolids Dryer Facility Project
Jason Nash provided an update on the Biosolids Dryer Facility project to the Board (Attachment 6). Both dryers are in continuous operation. However, there have been issues with clogging. Pump seals were damaged when the pressure on the dosing pumps was increased. Kruger has replaced some of the seals, and other seals are expected to be replaced next week. Seals will be adjusted as needed to ensure they can handle increased pressures.

The project team is focusing on increasing the throughput of the material into the dryers. Two dosing pumps were replaced with spare dosing pumps, and the spare pumps appear to be providing the expected throughput. Kruger will replace certain components on the other dosing pumps next week to further increase the throughput into the dryers. The replaced pumps were sent back to the manufacturer for analysis to identify if there are other issues with the pumps that need to be resolved in order to produce the expected throughput. As a next step, the project team will lower the pressure of the pumps to the point where there was previously no observed damage to the seals, then slowly increase the pressure again to increase the throughput into the dryers.

The polyaluminium chloride coagulants (PACl) trial is ongoing. The costs for the use of PACl instead of ferric chloride are at or below the costs that would be incurred for the use of ferric chloride for phosphorous removal. This is based on current day pricing, not the Veolia threshold cost limit. The phosphorous limit set forth in DUWA’s NPDES permit is in effect from April to August, so the PACl dosing rate will be optimized during this period when the concentration of phosphorous received at the plant increases. The amount of PACl dosed during this period will also help Veolia O&M estimate the total amount of PACl that will be used on an annual basis. There have been no reheating issues since the switch to an aluminum-based product for phosphorous removal.

Attorney Kerry Morgan (Riverview’s attorney) asked how much is still owed to Kruger per their contract. Jason Nash responded that there is one outstanding payment of about $1.15M remaining for completion of the 30-day acceptance test. There is also $819k remaining in retainage for Walsh. Attorney Kerry Morgan (Riverview’s attorney) also asked for more detail related to the dosing pump issues. Jason Nash responded that some of the dosing pump components were found to be worn even though the pumps have only run for 66 days. These pump components are being replaced by Kruger. The dosing pumps were also seeing abnormally high pressures. It is not desirable to run the pumps at high pressures as this will increase the frequency of maintenance required and will increase the rate at which pump components are worn. Once these pump components are replaced, the differences in pump performance will be compared. It is also expected that the North dryer should be able to reach its full throughput capacity next week.

Jim Taylor (Van Buren Township) stated that it does not sound like there is a clear path to achieve the end goal of operating the dryers at their design capacity. Jason Nash responded that they do not yet have the answers considering that the redesigned cake bin is not yet installed which will address the bridging issue. The dryers themselves are operating as designed, but the problem lies with pumping the material into the dryers. If replacement of the pump components does not resolve the issue, then the next step is to determine whether the pumps are properly sized.

Chairperson McLeod (Allen Park) asked if there is something unique to the DWTF that is causing these issues. Jason Nash responded that Kruger stated that the DWTF produces the highest percent solids (27-32%) of wet biosolids that Kruger has worked with in the past (26%). In response to this high percentage of dried solids, a BLIS system was installed to inject oil into the pipes to make it easier to pump the dried solids, but there have been issues with the BLIS system injecting oil properly and thus has not helped as much as expected. While the DWTF produces a high percent solids product, the contract documents clearly state the percent solids to be expected. Mayor Tim Woolley (Taylor) asked if it would help to produce a lower percent solids. Jason Nash responded that they lowered the percent solids for a short period of time, but did not see significant improvement in the pump performance. Jason Nash added that Kruger provided the pumps and Walsh designed the cake pipe from the pumps in the basement to the top of the dryers.

Mayor Joseph Kuspa (Southgate) suggested that DUWA consider taking more aggressive action to bring this project to completion. Attorney Jim Fausone stated that the legal team is currently working with the Board officers and Veolia CPM on this item. He added that it is important to solve the technical problems first before addressing the legal issues. Roberto Scappaticci (Romulus) agreed with Mayor Joseph Kuspa (Southgate) and added that a resolution is needed soon with damages assigned, even if that means accepting a dryer system that does not meet design expectations.


System Manager Mackenzie Johnson, of OHM Advisors, presented the following requests to the Board:

a. Resolution to Adopt the UV CWSRF Project Planning Document
DUWA plans to apply for EGLE’s SRF funding for the UV Disinfection Replacement Project. To apply, a SRF Project Plan must be completed and submitted to EGLE by May 1, 2023. The draft Project Plan for the UV Disinfection Replacement Project was made available to the public on March 29, 2023. A Resolution from the local unit of government to adopt the Project Plan and implement the selected alternative must also be submitted to EGLE along with the SRF Project Plan. The Resolution states that DUWA adopts the Project Planning Document and agrees to implement the selected alternative (Attachment 7).

Advantages and disadvantages of each of the five disinfection alternatives were presented to and reviewed by the Technical Committee during the Disinfection Workshop held with Black & Veatch on April 5th. Alternative 2 – Replacement of Existing Ultraviolet Disinfection System with New Ultraviolet Disinfection Equipment was the selected alternative.

Motion by Mayor Bill Bazzi (Dearborn Heights) and supported by Greg Mayhew (Wyandotte) to adopt the Resolution to adopt the Project Planning Document and implement Alternative 2 – Replacement of Existing Ultraviolet Disinfection System with New Ultraviolet Disinfection Equipment for the UV Disinfection Replacement Project. The motion passed unanimously with all attending members.

b. BASF-DUWA Purchase Agreement for Surplus or Byproduct Materials
The BASF Corporation, a chemical company located in Wyandotte, has requested to purchase small amounts of the wet biosolids material that is produced as a part of the DWTF’s treatment processes to be used for research and development purposes associated with their new biodegradation laboratory. BASF proposes to purchase the Materials for the aggregate price of $1.00, and will remove, transport, and properly dispose of the purchased Materials from the plant site at no cost to DUWA or Veolia. Per the proposed agreement, BASF will be allowed to remove, transport, and dispose of a maximum total amount of 300 kg per year of Materials on a dry weight basis, and at a rate of a maximum of 75 samples per year (Attachment 8).

The draft Agreement is being circulated through the Legal and Technical Committees, and the final version of the Agreement will be put to the Board for approval once BASF is up to date on outstanding invoices.


Travis Tuma, of Veolia, provided the Contract Operator update.

a. February 2023 MOR
The February 2023 Monthly Operating Report (MOR) was provided in the Board’s pre-meeting packet (Attachment 9). Highlights from the summary and other updates included the following:

  • February was a wet month with 1.5B gallons of water processed which is about 50% higher than the flows received in January. Maximum flows reached 126 MGD, but no bypasses occurred in February.
  • The DWTF is still receiving some glycol from the airport, but this is expected to taper off soon.
  • The use of PACl is providing for a high level of phosphorous removal with the current rolling average well below the permitted limit. The PACl dosing will be optimized in the coming months. The use of PACl has also eliminated the need for the addition of polymer in the primary treatment since PACl contains some polymer already.
  • There are currently two open operator positions.
  • Veolia staff replaced the gear on primary tank #5. Veolia staff is compiling a master list of parts on all seven primary tanks.
  • Veolia staff worked with Walsh to install new floats for the snorkel dust collector in the truck bay. The snorkel helps with dust mitigation as the biosolids are dumped into the trucks via the auto-retracting chute.
  • The electrical contactor for the aeration basin lighting was rebuilt due to shorting.
  • CCTV inspections were paused due to wet weather, but the inspection crew is starting work up again this week.
  • OSHA was onsite today performing air quality monitoring in response to a complaint by an employee. The air quality hygienist onsite found no issue.
  • The Dust Hazard Analysis was completed last week for the Solids Handling Building. An explosion-proof shop vac was purchased to clean up the dust in the Solids Handling Building.
  • There were 131 Miss Dig tickets received in February, and the number of tickets is expected to increase in the spring.

b. Chemical & Sludge Price Updates
Travis Tuma presented the summary of commodity unit price changes to the Board (Attachment 10). The cost for sludge hauling and disposal in February was $50,459, which is less than the contract value of $89,297.92. Veolia will credit DUWA about $39k for this difference. Of the $50k spent on sludge hauling and disposal, about $18k was paid to LaSalle for disposal of the dried solids and the remaining amount was paid to the landfill for the disposal of the wet biosolids. When the dryers are operating at their full throughput capacities, it is expected that the monthly cost for sludge hauling and disposal will be about $70k, all paid to LaSalle for disposal of the dried solids.

c. Biosolids Disposal Outlets
Travis Tuma stated that Veolia had signed a contract with Rumpke, another landfill for biosolids disposal in southern Ohio, but this contract has since been terminated due to political reasons in that they did not want to accept biosolids from out of state. Veolia has another landfill in Ohio to which they can send one truckload per day of wet biosolids. System Manager Tercala added that many facilities send their biosolids east via train, and noted that alternative disposal options will continue to be explored. Jeff Dobek (Riverview) asked Travis Tuma to provide the name of the landfill in Ohio that currently receives DUWA’s biosolids. Travis Tuma confirmed that this will be provided.



a. Aging AR
Treasurer Jason Couture (Taylor) presented the Aging Accounts Receivable report (Attachment 11). Treasurer Couture stated that the total amount in the Accounts Receivable is approximately $2.3M and about 91% of that amount is less than 60 days delinquent. Wyandotte has an outstanding payment of $128k that is over 60 days delinquent.

b. Pending Invoices
Treasurer Jason Couture (Taylor) presented the invoice register for a request for payment. The invoice register was provided in the pre-meeting packet (Attachment 12). The invoice register included 38 invoices due for a total of $3,290,438.45. Largest invoices included those to Veolia for two months’ worth of O&M and unit cost reconciliations and Wyandotte for utility services.

Motion by James Krizan (Lincoln Park) and supported by Mayor Bill Bazzi (Dearborn Heights) to pay the invoice register. The motion passed unanimously with all attending members.


There was no public comment.


System Manager Tercala reminded the Board that DUWA’s first Strategic Planning Workshop will be held immediately following today’s Board meeting in the City of Taylor Council Chambers.


Chairperson McLeod (Allen Park) reminded the Board that the next meeting would take place on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 9:00 AM in-person at Taylor City Hall.


There being no other business, Chairperson McLeod (Allen Park) announced that a motion to adjourn would be in order. Motion by Mayor Bill Bazzi (Dearborn Heights) and supported by Jeff Dobek (Riverview) to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed unanimously at 11:01 AM.


Meeting Minutes Prepared by:
Mackenzie Johnson, OHM Advisors, Engineer

Meeting Minutes Reviewed by:
Lambrina Tercala, OHM Advisors, DUWA System Manager


  1. Meeting Agenda
  2. March 9, 2023 DUWA Board Meeting Minutes
  3. CWSRF Project Plan Public Hearing Presentation (by Black & Veatch)
  4. Monthly Legal Update (by Fausone Bohn)
  5. System Manager Report for April 2023 (by OHM Advisors)
  6. Biosolids Dryer Facility Project March 2023 Monthly Progress Summary (by Veolia)
  7. Resolution to Adopt the Project Planning Document and Implement the Selected Alternative for the UV Disinfection Replacement Project
  8. Draft BASF-DUWA Purchase Agreement for Surplus or Byproduct Materials
  9. Monthly Operating Report for February 2023 (by Veolia)
  10. DWTF Unit Price Changes Summary (by Veolia)
  11. Aged Accounts Receivable Report, dated April 5, 2023 (by Doug Drysdale)
  12. Invoice Register, dated April 5, 2023 (by Doug Drysdale)