Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Sludge Thickening Building Improvements

Project Summary and Scope

This project consists of the renovation of the WWTP Sludge Thickening Equipment and Facilities.  The existing sludge thickening centrifuges and ancillary pump and other equipment are at the end of their useful life and require replacement.

“Information and documents authorizing, depicting or outlining details about the project, including, but not limited to, the following:

    Procurement Documents (although drawings and details about the design will be available from the Procurement office, these documents should be considered as protected by the Homeland Security exception and should not be shared unconditionally with the public.  Anyone requesting access to these documents should complete and sign a FOIA request form with DPU).  



For Milestones Written Studies, Reports, Presentation prepared for use of employees

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Project Milestones

Complete Biosolids options scoping study 2nd Qtr 2017.
Begin design of improvements 2nd Qtr 2017.

Project merged with Biosolids Dewatering Improvements and designed as a single project.

Request for Qualification advertised July 2021 (for merged project) and fully closed out and approved.

Project advertised through competitive IFB process to qualified bidders on February 11th 2022. Bids received and tabulated April 29th 2022. Currently undergoing review of budgets to secure additional funding to meet received bids.

Project Funding

DPU Wastewater Utility Enterprise Funds in the amount of $10,126,000.  Funds for this project were appropriated prior to Fiscal Year 2018-2019.  Project is currently undergoing review for additional funding.

Project Status Updates

Project scoping study is completed.  Design work for replacement of thickening centrifuges began February 2017.

Currently undergoing permit review and awaiting contract award

Permit, information is listed below. For details please call the Department of Planning, Development and Review at 804-646-4169.

City Planning Commission Approval November 18, 2019


Expenses (costs are reported quarterly)

RAPIDS Project # - 105681.
Total expenditures as of 6/30/2022:  $2,145,325


Project Contact Information, if you have questions about this project please contact this individual.

  • City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities Media Contact:  Rhonda.Johnson Rhonda.Johnson@RVA.GOV (804) 646-5465
  • City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities Project Contact:  Vann Davis Vann.Davis@rva.gov 804 646 8516

Performance Measures and Benchmarks

To be determined

Project Overall Status (Active, Pending or Complete)


Ordinance Information

No information listed to date.

Contract Information

Engineering services:  Greeley and Hansen, City Contract # 17000006735