SWWTP Boiler Project

Picture of Boiler in Sewer Plant

The Service Building (SEV) boiler train provides the heating for a majority of the buildings at the north end of the Southerly Waste Water Treatment plant. These boilers were upgraded in 2015 as part of project S81. Several issues were identified through troubleshooting forms once the project was closed out.

This project will fix the issues provided by rerouting the emergency blow-off piping, install a common tuning header on the discharge side of the boilers, re-pipe the Hartford loops including the chemical dosing piping, upgrade the blowdown system with conductivity sensors to allow for automatic blowdowns, and upgrade the chemical dosing system with sample coolers.

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2022 and will last approximately 18 months. The construction will be sequenced so that the work is completed in the late spring, summer, early fall months or such that only 1 boiler is out of service at a time.

Financing for this project is being provided through a below market rate loan through the OEPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Program.

The Ohio EPA has completed a Limited Environmental Review (LER) for this project. View the LER and the letter(PDF, 679KB) of "Notice of Issuance of a Limited Environmental Review and Final Finding of No Significant Impact” to all interested citizens, organizations and government agencies." 

For questions specific to the project, please contact the Project Manager, Tyler Schweinfurth, P.E. at 614-645-7758 or gtschweinfurth@columbus.gov.