NSSD receives cost break on tank installations
BY ED COLLINS Special to The News-Sun January 10, 2013 7:30PM
Updated: February 12, 2013 2:23PM
GURNEE — Trustees of the North Shore Sanitary District have approved a modest break on costs from a $262,600 construction change order contract after learning that they would be saving $6,625.
Jai Gupta, the district’s director of engineering services, told trustees at Wednesday’s monthly meeting that they will receive a small savings from project reimbursements at the Gurnee Sanitary Treatment Plant in replacing some chemical storage tanks and adding access platforms at the plant.
Gupta said $3,450 was saved when NSSD’s sodium hydroxide chemical supplier was penalized for exceeding delivery dates.
NSSD saved $2,770 by being reimbursed for a subcontractor’s chemical spill that required special cleanup by district personnel.
NSSD was also reimbursed $1,844 by its engineering consultant for some disputed over-charges that were negotiated.
However, the district did have to pay $1,440 to the venting and piping subcontractor when changes by the district were made to the existing chemical storage tanks.
Gupta estimates that the project should be completed by the end of July.