Title: Seward Marine Industrial Center Vessel Wash-Down and Wastewater Recycling Facility
Project Year and Number: 2012: 12120115
Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None
Principal Investigator (PI): Kari Anderson, City of Seward
Assisting Personnel: None
Research Location: Prince William Sound
Restoration Category: General Restoration
Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified
Abstract: The City of Seward is requesting $739,100 from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council (EVOSTC) to construct a Vessel Wash-Down and Wastewater Recycling Facility at the Seward Marine Industrial Center. The project would include a concrete pad that drains into a system that collects, treats, and recycles 100 percent of the wastewater for subsequent vessel washing. The project would involve hiring consultants to design and permit the facility and a contractor to build the facility. To engage the public, newsletters, meetings, website updates, and other activities would occur throughout the project. It is expected that the project would take two years to complete. The Vessel Wash-Down and Wastewater Recycling Facility is proposed under the Harbor Protection and Marine Restoration focus area under the Storm Water, Wastewater, and Harbor Projects subject area of the EVOSTC FY 2012 grant program. Seward was initially impacted by EVOS in April 1989. In the years following the Spill, the area has struggled to recover. The City of Seward is proposing the Vessel Wash-Down and Wastewater Recycling Facility because standard vessel wash-down procedures can release toxic metals and liquid and solid wastes from antifoulants and hull maintenance debris into the marine environment. The project would help protect Resurrection Bay from incremental pollution associated with vessel cleaning and maintenance activities, which could keep the area from recovering from Spill.
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