CONTROL, OPERATION & MAINTENANCEMANUAL FOR ZEBRA MUSSELSPRELIMINARY SCOPE OF WORK CONTRACT NO. 13-xxxxxOVERVIEW
The purpose for this Statements of Qualification (SOQ) request is for consulting services for thedevelopment of a Control, Operation and Maintenance Manual for Zebra Mussels. Thesuccessful consultant for this SOQ shall develop a control and maintenance manual that becomesthe basis for the City’s efforts to manage the invading species known as Zebra Mussels,
. The successful Consultant will develop a Control, Operation, andMaintenance Manual that includes each intake structure within the City of Dallas’ water treatment system. Due to the difference of geometry, geology, and other important site-specificfactors, the successful Consultant will prepare independent guidelines for each intake structurewithin the system. Services required for this SOQ include but are not limited to the following:Site survey and studies of each raw water intake structure within Dallas Water Utilities (DWU)system, analysis of site survey information with existing site information to be provided byDWU, investigation of various control and prevention methods, identification of single or combined, site-specific methods for each structure, determination of infestation risk factorsassociated with any implementations, potential Zebra Mussel disposal methods, cost estimationof identified prevention and control methods, and recommendations regarding the most effectiveoperations and maintenance guidelines for the solutions identified.
The most highly visible impact of the zebra mussel has been its fouling of large-scale raw water intakes, such as those at industrial, electric generation facilities and municipal drinking water treatment plants. These facilities are vulnerable because the mussels attach to most submergedhard surfaces (substrates) by means of tough elastic fibers (called
tipped with anatural adhesive akin to that produced by barnacles. Once attached, zebra mussels reproduce in prolific numbers and colonize extensive portions of large-scale water handling facilities, whichcan greatly reduce pumping efficiency or completely clog smaller pipes.Zebra mussels were found in Lake Ray Hubbard in May 2011 and in Ray Roberts Lake in July2012. Based on the reproduction rate, it is likely that Lake Lewisville and the Elm Fork of Trinity River, will be infested in a relatively short time, placing a number of raw water intakestructures in jeopardy. Although zebra mussels have not been found in Lake Grapevine, LakeTawakoni, Lake Fork and Lake Palestine, they are likely targets for zebra mussel infestation.DWU’s goal is to minimize the impact of spread and growth of Zebra Mussel, to find costeffective and environmentally sensitive methods to control the growth and spread of theseinvasive species.
The objective of this Control, Operation and Maintenance Manual for Zebra Mussels is to guidethe management and staff of DWU in implementing zebra mussel control measures at all potential risk facilities. The successful Consultant shall;
Contract No. 13-054EPage 2 of 30February 2013Preliminary Scope of Work