CIP - Water Fund

CIP - Water Fund

The Water Fund portion of the proposed CIP totals $3,764,000 in FY2022. More information about the first year requests can be found below. Refer to the CIP book for FY2022-27 for a complete list of proposed projects for fiscal years 2023 through 2027.

Transfer to Capital Reserve

Transfer of funds from the operating budget into reserve account for payment of future projects and equipment. This ensures adequate funding is available for facility and infrastructure upgrades without having large increases in water rates.

Cost: $500,000

Water Exploration

This allocation covers the cost of water exploration and the purchase of land for a new water supply well. This ensures adequate funding is available for facility and infrastructure upgrades without having large increases in water rates.

Cost: $100,000

Water Heavy Equipment Replacement

This fund is used to replace larger equipment within the Water and Sewer departments. Similar to the Police Vehicle Replacement program, some years have no equipment purchases, and funds are allocated to larger purchases the following year. These vehicles are used to perform utility replacement at job sites.

Cost: $40,000

Water Light Vehicle Replacement

This funds the replacement of light vehicles, such as vans and pickup trucks, to transport staff and parts to job sites.

Cost: $15,000

Water Main Replacement - City Wide

Funding is used to replace old water mains that have become problematic with breaks due to age. Mains included are on Snows Court, Kirkland Street, and Academy Street.

Cost: $156,000

Water Meter Replacement

This funds the replacement of water meters at the end of service life. It ensures water meters in the system are not outdated and are recording water usage correctly.

Cost: $175,000

Water Treatment Plant and Well Equipment

Equipment replacement will follow recommendations of the water facilities plan. These stations must continue to be in top operating condition to prevent violations of the City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.

Cost: $78,000

Wellhead Protection

This funds the purchasing of property around wellheads throughout the distribution system. These purchases also help protect new and existing wells.

Cost: $100,000

Water Main Replacement - Court Street Area

This project will be completed with the planned road reconstruction. Existing main dates to the late 1800s and is a 6-inch cast. This area has experienced several water main breaks and will need to be upgraded to larger water mains on Court and Union streets.

Cost: $75,000

Water Main Replacement - Fifth and Grove streets

This project will be completed in conjunction with the planned roadway reconstruction and replace water services and upgrade the main. The Fifth Street area has long been an area of concern with older infrastructure in this urban residential area. The Grove Street line is the oldest in the neighborhood, estimated to be 120 years old, and should be upgraded to avoid future disruptions.

Cost: $125,000

Water Main Replacement - Broadway and Oak, Elm and Ela streets

This project will be completed in conjunction with the roadway reconstruction and replace water services and upgrade the main. The general area has water mains dating back to pre-1900s. Broadway needs to have an upgrade main installed from Florence Street to the Garrison Hill Tank to improve flow and pressure throughout the area.

Cost: $500,000

Water Main Replacement - Urban Core

This project will be designed to replace the 16-inch cast-iron water main that was in 1888. This line is the main supply for the City.

Cost: $1,900,000