Video of different types of I&I
Submitted on 2015/12/02 at 6:02 pm by P.O. Taxpayer
Private property and clean out tops are the inflow problem and represent the bulk of the I&I problem in the city. Neff and his two engineers want the taxpayer to shell out two million dollars to line sewer pipes to reduce intrusion in the public system with little or no research when the problem is inflow from private infrastructure.
Neff could not, and has not to date answered Ted Noftall’s questions about how much money has been invested in relining pipes in the public system during the last few years and what records exist documenting and mapping where the work from this investment has been performed. He has not been able to answer Bob Ford as to what the average percentage of I&I is in the system or answer Ted Noftall as to the percentage break down on how much is inflow and how much is intrusion. He kept on saying he did not know and would get back with the answer in spite of spending $17,000 on a study and suggesting the taxpayer shell out two million dollars on public infiltration projects.
The system has not even been smoke tested yet to determine the extent of the infiltration problems in the public system if any exists at all and where the problem areas are located so that taxpayer money is not wasted. The new city manager also said he would get back with Ted Noftall about the investment in the system, the location of the work done, and whether the two million dollars proposed in FY2017 was programmed and budgeted for in the capital budget or whether it would require a rate increase.
Not one thing was mentioned about this at the December 1st council meeting nor did Mr. Johanssen or Mr. Neff make one attempt to supply Mr. Noftall or the city council with any of the answers to his questions he asked two weeks earlier at the workshop when the city manager gave his word that he would get back to him with the answers.
The citizens of Port Orange had been waiting with baited breath and hoping that Mr. Johanssen would keep his word and supply those answers in a transparent manner to the citizens of Port Orange at the December 1st council meeting.
Mr. Ford and Mr. Noftall appeared to know more about I&I than Mr. Neff and the two engineering staff that attended the workshop on November 17th. Who knows, maybe the inflow situation at private infrastructure is really the new Port Orange flood mitigation initiative.
Why doesn’t the city council direct Mr. Neff to produce records of investment costs, project data, and mapping of the locations of the intrusion mitigation that has been performed in the public system over the last few years to compare it to the two million dollars he is proposing that taxpayers shell out to perform work that he seems to know very little about or can demonstrate the need for performing?