Wastewater Treatment Plant Capital Expenses Report For 2008 Through 2015

 

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
CAPITAL EXPENSES REPORT
FOR THE PERIOD
1/1/2008 THROUGH 12/31/2015
PREPARED BY THE OFFICE OF THE CITY AUDITOR
4/18/2016

 


 

THE FOLLOWING IS A REPORT ON CAPITAL EXPENSES INCURRED AT THE CITY OF READING’S WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT (WWTP) FOR THE PERIOD OF 1/1/2008-12/31/2015. I PREVIOUSLY REPORTED, ON 8/17/2015, FOR THE PERIOD OF 1/1/2008-6/30/2015.

 

PER OUR FEDERAL CONSENT DECREE WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (USDOJ), IN CONJUNCTION WITH U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (USEPA) AND THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (PADEP), THE CITY MUST EITHER CONDUCT A MAJOR UPGRADE OR NEWLY CONSTRUCT OUR SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITY.

 

THE ADMINISTRATION HAS PREPARED AND SENT FOR APPROVAL TO THOSE ABOVEMENTIONED GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES PLANS FOR A MAJOR UPGRADE AT THE WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT.

 

THE ORIGINAL COST ESTIMATES WERE IN THE $400 MILLION RANGE. UPON FURTHER REFINEMENTS TO THE SCOPE AND AFFORDABILITY OF THE PROJECT, THE NEW ESTIMATED COSTS OF THE WWTP UPGRADE PROJECT IS NOW IN THE $160 MILLION-$220 MILLION RANGE.

 

THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF COST ASSOCIATED WITH THE CAPITAL EXPENSES AT THE WWTP FOR THE PERIOD 1/1/2008-12/31/2015:

 

YEAR

AMOUNT

2008

3,253,294.12

2009

11,656,972.72

2010

3,130,949.32

2011

2,416,208.01

2012

9,439,068.37

2013

9,905,417.43

2014

6,919,087.37

2015

5,605,063.09

SUBTOTAL

52,326,060.43

 

THE ATTACHED SPREADSHEETS DETAIL EXPENDITURES BY:

·     YEARS 1/1/2008 THROUGH 12/31/2015

·         ALPHABETICALLY BY VENDOR

·         GRAND TOTAL BY VENDOR

 

LATER THIS YEAR, I WILL UPDATE THIS REPORT TO INCORPORATE COSTS INCURRED THROUGH 6/30/2016.