The existing water system is aged, has suspected leaks, poorly performing valves, and deficiencies in fire hydrant flow rates and pressures.
The proposed improvements include:
- Replacement of 18,700 linear feet of leaking and undersized water mains and service lines
- The remediation of the distribution system to provide the minimum required 20 pounds per square inch pressure at all fire hydrants during fire flow plus maximum daily flow conditions
- The replacement of all non-functioning emergency isolation valves (up to approximately 100) and fire hydrants (up to 36) throughout the community.
The expected benefits of the project will be a reduction in currently unquantified water loss, compliance with current standards for fire safety, and restored emergency isolation valve control in case of a pipeline break or system contamination.