City partners with LOVO Systems for new wastewater plant

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, January 5, 2022

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During the Nicholasville City Commission meeting Jan. 3, Mayor Pete Sutherland signed an agreement to partner with LOVO Systems, Inc., to program a system to remotely monitor and control the city’s new wastewater plant.

LOVO Systems, Inc. is an engineering company specializing in web-based monitoring and control systems – including environmental compliance monitoring, control panel fabrication, and database/plant intelligence. This project will provide the Jessamine Creek Environmental Control Facility with software, enabling staff to monitor and operate the plant’s equipment.

On Dec. 15, a groundbreaking was held at the Jessamine Creek Environmental Control Facility, signaling the beginning of the plant’s expansion project. The Jessamine Creek Environmental Control Facility serves as a wastewater treatment plant, and the oncoming expansion will double the size of the facility and update its utilities.

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Nicholasville Public Utilities Director Bob Amato said expanding the wastewater treatment plant alone is a $20 million project which will increase the capacity from 4.1 million gallons per day to 7.1 MGD.

The contract with LOVO Systems will be in place for two years. The first year will focus on the development of the remote monitoring system, with the following year seeing LOVO monitor this system to ensure it works properly.