Gravois Arm Sewer District

Gravois Mills, Missouri


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April 3, 2012 Update

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on April 3, 2012 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (1)

The weather continues to be favorable for construction of Phase 3. As of April 2, contracts 2 and 3 have laid 54,000 feet of force main and 1600 feet of gravity main. Approximately 25 grinder tanks are in place and electricians are installing control panels and disconnects. Rosetta Construction is nearing 5-18 from the North and is presently preparing the ditch from Coconuts to March Rd. The force main from 5-18 south to the plant is in. We would like to remind homeowners that final grade work around grinders has not begun. Donna Swall, Director of LOWA, presented a program that may be of interest to homeowners at the monthly GASD meeting last night. LOWA has a program of Low Impact Landscaping, (LIL). The program deals with gardens and buffer strips that help control water runoff. There are cost sharing incentives and discounts available that may be of interest. Please check out the LOWA web site at for further information. Dave Taylor, Chairman, GASD

Feb. 28th 2012 Update

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on February 28, 2012 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Progress continues. Rozetta construction (contract 1 ) is laying pipe on Cook Rd. and is approaching 5-18. Work continues near Coconuts breaking rock. Ridge Hill Construction has the Tony's Point lift station in and has taken the treatment facility there off line. Crews continue to Bore and put in grinder stations on Tony's Point. The crews on Towering Oaks were working on the Gentle Slopes #2 lift station and getting ready to continue on to Cedar Point. The big lift station on Towering Oaks is in and ready for plumbing. Grinder stations are in and stored at the Ridge Hill yard. I have spoken to Doug Stanage, (Ridge Hill) and he has stressed the need to move quickly on grinder installation. If you have additional information about obstacles in your yards, please contact Kerry Metscher of Schultz and Summers Engineering. (573.286.2172). GASD continues to monitor the progress and looks forward to providing quality sewer service to customers on the Gravois Arm. Thank you for your patience. Dave Taylor, Chairman, GASD

Sewer Update Feb 8, 2012

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on February 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The weather today is chilly with a few snow flurries. The rain over the weekend helped settle the new pipe ditches. We, (GASD) are pleased with the rough finish over the laid pipe but want to remind future customers that what they see is not the finished product. Paul Irwin Construction of Laurie is the sub -contractor working on Tony's Point. Paul is digging on the SE side of the point and is up to Monica Bartels property. Ridge Hill Crews are working on Dunwanderin and have dug for the lift station and are laying the collector pipes along Sunset. Sterling Construction is in the Mais Maring area today. They should be ready next Monday to excavate the site for the Towering Oak lift station. A blast crew was necessary to break the rock today. The process to do that is daunting and very regulated. Collector lines have been laid in the following areas off Towering Oak Rd : Old Hickory, Gentle Slope Ln., Sunny Slope, Red Oak, and a portion of KS Rd. The grinder cans are still not here. They are plumbed with the ports, rails, and bases off site. We expected to see them last Mon. but no luck. Two higher horsepower pumps for the Tony's Point lift station are still on back order. A change was necessary to eliminate pumping twice. The sewage from the TP lift station, (no pun intended) will now flow directly into the main line above Blue Anchor Condos. The Millstone Townhomes should be the first on line as that system is a gravity line directly into the TP lift station. Rosetta Construction, (Contract 1) should finish clearing and begin pipe laying soon. The crews are very appreciative of the goodies baked by ladies in the area. Please be careful around the construction area. The guys in the red trucks are the inspectors on the job. If you have any questions or concerns, they are the ones to talk to or any GASD board member. Refer to the web site for phone numbers or email. Thanks, Dave Taylor, Chairman, GASD.

Jan. 31 Update

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on January 30, 2012 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The weather is cooperating. Crews are working in the Tony's Point area, South side of "O" road from Millstone to Dunwanderin RD., Triangle cove road, Towering Oaks Rd., Gravois Mills, etc. Crews are laying the collector system at the present time. Grinder stations are late arriving but should be arriving soon. Some work has been done on Eastwood Rd. with grinder and service lines. The lift station at Tony's Point has been set but the pumps have not arrived. We have observed that the crews are very courteous and respectful. It's amazing how they appreciate a wave, hello, or plate of cookies, especially in cold weather. Please encourage your friends and neighbors to join our web site, for further updates. Dave Taylor, Chairman, GASD



Sewer update Jan. 12th 2012

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on January 12, 2012 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

It's cold with 1" of snow on the ground. Contractors continue to be working. The collector line is in on Eastwood and Ridge Hill is currently working in Morning Sun. Triangle Cove Rd. area should be next week. The contractors are doing a good job of covering the trench but please be patient for the final dressing and seed and straw. Grinder Tanks will follow the collection system. Tony's Point is scheduled to begin the week of Jan. 16. The lift station at Millstone estates is being dug and will be delivered soon. The lift station on Towering Oak is scheduled to be delivered the week of Jan. 16. There will be large equipment in the area for placement of the lift stations. These stations are approx. 20 feet deep by 10 feet square and each section weighs 25,000 lbs. Please be patient and follow the directions of the road crews. Rosetta Construction has been clearing trees and brush North of the GASD plant and should be at Soap Creek soon. Please encourage your lake neighbors to sign up at our web site for updates.



Gravois Sewer begins construction of Phase III project

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on January 5, 2012 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Gravois Arm Sewer District Operations Manager Ray Metscher announced Monday that contractors would begin the Phase III Sewer Project on Tuesday.

Rosetta Construction began cutting brush Tuesday, Jan. 3, north of Kincaid’s former business in Gravois Mills, to prepare for construction. The same day, district contractors set up a staging yard at the end of Route O and began moving equipment, pipe and constructions trailers for the project.

New Phase III operations manager

GASD’s contracted Engineer Stan Schultz with Schultz and Summers Engineering introduced new operations manager Jim Fischer, who will run lake area operations for SSE.

New Phase III Project inspectors in place

Schultz reported three inspectors are ready as construction begins on the Phase III project. Bill Wheeler has been hired as inspector for Contract No. 1 and Kerry Metscher, along with Chris Davidson, are the Contract No. 2 and No. 3 inspectors. All three inspectors will be present for the duration of the Phase III project.

Sewer Construction Update

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on January 5, 2012 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (1)

Ridge Hill Contractors (contract 2 & 3) have indicated that they will be starting in the Tony's Point area , Eastwood, and Morning Sun first. The collection pipes will be going in first in these areas. Rosetta Construction (contract 1) has been stockpiling pipe and plans to be clearing brush South of Troutdale Rd. in Gravois Mills first.

GASD Board held a pre-construction meeting

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on December 15, 2011 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (1)

The GASD Board held a pre-construction meeting Dec. 13 with all the principals involved with phase 3. Present were: USDA/RD, MODNR, Schultz and Summers Engineering, Attorney Bill McCaffree, Contract 2 and 3 Ridge Hill Construction of Nixa, Mo, Contract 1 Rosetta Construction of Springfield, Mo, and GASD Board members. Contractors will begin to move in supplies and equipment to staging areas around the project. Construction should begin around the middle of January. Contract 1 (north of HWY P) is scheduled to begin at the WWTP and proceed North. Contracts 2 and 3 are scheduled to begin in the Tony's Point area.

Ridge Hill Construction plans to have 4 crews on the project and will be in many areas at the same time. Homeowners are encouraged to register at in order to receive updated emails about Phase 3 progress.


New GASD trustee approved

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on August 10, 2011 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Morgan County Commissioners approved the Gravois Arm Sewer District’s recommendation to appoint Steve Phalen as trustee.

Phelan will fill retiring board member Larry Leetch’s position. Leetch retired July 1.

Phelan lives on Sunset Road in Gravois Mills and is from Kansas City, Kan.

He retired from Southwestern Bell, now AT&T, where he worked in the construction department. One of the talents he brings to the board is the ability to read work prints similar to the ones the district engineers use. He also worked in the engineering department as a drafting clerk working with print drawings. He volunteered for 22 years as a high school and college baseball coach. He also worked on the baseball league board and was an associate scout for the Tampa Bay Rays, the Marlins and the Kansas City Royals.

Phalen’s first meeting as a trustee will be 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 5 at the district office.

DNR approves Gravois Sewer Phase 3;

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on August 10, 2011 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Department of Natural Resources has approved Phase 3 project plans and issued construction permits to the Gravois Arm Sewer District.

GASD Chairman David Taylor anticipates advertising for bids possibly by the end of this week, once legal issues with two lift stations are resolved.

The GASD Phase 3 project expects to connect an additional 530 customers. The district has been approved for $8.2 million in funding. Three contracts will be awarded to connect the end of Route O, including Tony’s Point, Millstone Estates, Dunwanderin Road, Triangle Cove Road, the Morning Sun Subdivision, Eastwood Road and the Towering Oaks Road area.

The project also includes taking the Gravois plant on Troutdale Road offline, and running a pipe out of Gravois Mills, along Highway 5 and connecting the South Elementary School. The pipe will then connect to the Harbor Hills plant.

Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar and Grill and the Lake Road 5-18 area is also included in the Phase 3 project.

“Since we got the green light to go to bid, things will start to happen,” Taylor said.

The next step for the project will be advertising for bids for thirty days, a public meeting, a meeting to let the contracts. According to Taylor, the contractors will have 30 days to start the jobs. Taylor expects construction to start in early October.