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November 10, 2022 City Council Regular Meeting
23. Notification of an Emergency Purchase for a Provisional Odor Control System from GoForth Williamson in the Amount of $160,180. The pilot unit will be installed provisionally for 90 days to test it's ability to address the recurring issues associated with the City's operation of the Bio Solids Dryer. (Water Reclamation)
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This is a Notification of an Emergency Purchase for a Provisional Odor Control System from GoForth Williamson in the amount of $160,180. This purchase is for a pilot control system to address the reoccurring issues associated with the President Street Water Reclamation Plant’s bio-solids dryer. The three-year-old dryer was built as a result of landfills mandating that the City and other wastewater treatment plants in the area reduce the moisture content of the bio-solids disposed of at landfills in addition to air regulations imposed by EPA. The system has had periodic incidents that have occurred in recent months which has resulted in the City having to further assess the system’s operation.  City staff has been working with the City’s odor control vendors for several months in response to community complaints from nearby businesses going back to at least November 2021. 


The GoForth Williamson, Inc. proposal includes assistance from the vendor in the City’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the recurring odor problems at the President Street Facility. The proposal consists of a secondary emission control system to supplement the existing primary system that will provide polishing treatment of the emissions being discharged from the existing chemical air emissions scrubber, as well as providing a redundant primary treatment system if the chemical treatment system were to experience a breakthrough. The proposed system also will be designed to pull odorous air from the solids dryer building to address the issue of ambient odors escaping from the building and emanating offsite to nearby businesses. Delivery: As needed.  Terms: Net 30 days.


The vendor is:

S.S.         Go Forth Williamson (Griffin, GA)(D)         $160,180

A pre-bid conference was not conducted as this is a sole source procurement. (D) indicates non-local, non-DBE-owned businesses.



Heath Lloyd, Assistant City Manager and Chief, Infrastructure and Development
Financial Impact
Expenditure of $160,180 from the Capital Improvement Fund
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: Funding Verification - Odor Control System.pdf
Exhibit 2: Purchasing Notes - Odor Control.pdf
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