Water Distribution Systems
- The City does not have 24 hours of water storage capacity to be used in the event of an emergency.
- The City’s existing water distribution infrastructure assets have deteriorated due to age.
- Increased water loss and decreased operational reliability throughout the system.
- Many customer service lines throughout the City are comprised of lead and/or lead solder
- Several hydrants throughout the system are inoperable and do not meet the fire-fighting needs of the City
- There is currently not an effective method of locating and correcting sources of nonrevenue water in the distribution system, including water theft and water main leaks
The City is making every effort to address the current needs and challenges of the City by improving water quality and insuring continuous water quantity to its residents. The projects include improvements in the distribution system, and an increase in water storage
The proposed projects scope includes:
- Construction of two new water storage tanks to provide additional emergency water storage capacity for the City
- Demolition of the Aldis Avenue water filtration plant
- Implementation of District Metered Areas (DMAs) to improve flow measurement in the water mains
- Implementation of a lead line replacement program to improve water quality at customer service taps
- Installation of an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system to improve flow measurement at customer service lines and to simplify the billing process
- Installation of a bulk water filling station to simplify the sale of water to contractors
- Installation of hydrant locks to reduce water theft
- Maintenance of hydrants to replace inoperable components
Cost & Completion
The State Revolving Fund is $18 million.
|Project||Estimated Cost||Completion Date|
|Demolition of Old Filtration Plant||$900,000||2018|
|Elevated Tanks Design||$400,000||2017 to 2018|
|Hydrants, District Meters, Bulk Water Filling Stations, Other Improvement||$2,000,000||2017 to 2018|
|Neighborhood Water Service Replacement||$3,300,000||2017 to 2018|
|Storage Tanks (2)||$8,400,000||2018|
|Water Distribution System Modeling Study||$100,000||2017 to 2018|
|Water Meter Replacement/Installation||$2,900,000||2018|