The following updates the status of the Jackrabbit WWTP as of the MUD meeting on September 14th:
Summary: Jackrabbit PUD anticipates that it will take a MINIMUM OF 60 DAYS to return the treatment plant to being fully operational.
1. A portable generator is on site and operating the undamaged equipment.
2. The damaged on-site generator is being evaluated to determine the extent of the damage.
3. Power has been cut to the plant so that the electrical systems that got wet can be evaluated.
4. There are about 6 processes the sewage goes through as part of the treatment process. Most of those processes went offline during the flood and have been partially repaired. One of those processes is completely off-line. The other processes are partially or mostly on-line.
5. The plant is operating on a limited basis and treating the sewage.
6. The flow of sewage from MUD 136 (Deerfield) to the treatment plant is 100% operational. All remaining problems are with the actual treatment process and not with getting the sewage to the plant.
7. Jackrabbit PUD expects to have unplanned shutdowns in the future due to being on generator power and due to working with equipment that got wet. Replacement parts have been ordered.
7. Jackrabbit has requested that we continue to limit sewage discharges until the treatment plant has been repaired.
8. The plant was built in the 60s to satisfy elevation requirement at the time. It was updated to be 1′ above the 500-year elevations to satisfy current regulations. Unfortunately, our 10,000-year flood was too much for it to take.