CIP - Water Fund

CIP - Water Fund

The Water Fund portion of the proposed fiscal years 2023-2028 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) totals $4,373,360 in FY2023. More information about the first-year requests can be found below. Refer to the CIP book a complete list of projects and descriptions proposed for fiscal years 2024 through 2028.

Transfer to Capital Reserve

Transfer of funds from the operating budget into a reserve account for payment of future projects and equipment. This ensures adequate funding is available for facility and infrastructure upgrades without significant 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

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

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 It ensures water meters in the system are not outdated and are recording water usage correctly.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 comply with all provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act. 

Cost: $81,120

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

SCADA Radio Replacement and Upgrades

Current supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) radios are outdated and are no longer manufactured. This project would replace SCADA radios that work with the sewer system infrastructure, well supply sites, treatment plants, water tanks, booster pump stations and remote standby generators. 

Cost: $100,000

New Water Storage Tank

This project would install a backup, redundant water tank to serve the main pressure zone to improve fire flow capacity and allow the Garrison Hill water tank to be taken offline for routine maintenance or repair. Design is underway, and the project has been submitted for consideration of federal stimulus funding.

Cost: $3,100,000