The City has reevaluated the approach to rehabilitating wastewater lift stations. Instead of a full replacement of each lift station when it reaches the end of its useful life, targeted equipment upgrades will be performed to extend the useful life. This will allow for smaller investments in equipment to ensure that the stations can operate with limited risk of failure for a longer period of time before full replacement. It will also ensure long-term reliability while optimizing borrowing, utility rate stability, and staff capacity.
Five of the City’s 23 lift stations have been identified as needing equipment upgrades to ensure an acceptable level of reliability. Targeted equipment upgrades are now planned for Lift Stations 5, 6, 8, 11, and 15, with the goal of completing these upgrades in 2022.