At the Jan. 25, 2011 Board meeting, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution that accepted as complete the expansion of the Sheridan Wastewater Treatment Ponds. The project site work was completed on Oct. 31, 2010. Construction began on Nov. 30, 2009.
The $1.47 million project added 5.4 acres of spray disposal capacity for treated effluent from the Sheridan Wastewater Treatment Plant. The additional acreage now gives the facility 20 acres of spray disposal capacity. In addition, the project included upgrades to the treatment plant, including upgraded pumps and controls, new aerators, chlorine chemical feed pumps and related improvements to the pump stations, and new, low-maintenance sprinklers.
The upgrades will enable the plant to meet all state wastewater treatment standards and allow approximately an additional 70 sewer hook ups.
"These infrastructure upgrades provide an opportunity to create significant new investment in the Sheridan community” said Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt, whose 2nd District includes Sheridan. “For many years, a moratorium on new sewer hooks ups has stifled improvements in Sheridan. With that barrier removed, new opportunities are very promising and exciting.”
To certify the project as complete, the Board also approved six contract change orders, which totaled $57,320.