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Board of Works approves water improvements

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Board of Public Works and Safety met for a regular meeting Wednesday and approved the proposal for additional water system improvements.

The proposal was brought to the board at the June 27 meeting and is possible because there was leftover money that was borrowed from the State Revolving Fund (SRF) for the previous water projects.

Per the requirements of the SRF loan, the leftover money must be used on water projects.

The projects are:

* Maintenance on Well No. 6, Well No. 7 and Well No. 9 pumps, which have not been completed in several years, due to budget constraints. All pumps and motors will be inspected and repaired. Well No. 7 will also be chemically cleaned prior to pulling the pumps, and Well No. 6 will receive a new check valve ($40,000),

* Abandonment of Wells Nos. 1, 2 and 5, which have not been used in many years due to the poor quality and quantity of water they produce ($17,500),

* Filter media replacement in two of the three filters at the treatment plant ($70,000),

* Draining, cleaning, inspection and repair of the two 900,000 gallon ground storage tanks at the plant ($25,000),

* Replacing one of the plant's high service pumps ($30,000),

* Performing additional Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) training at the booster station, and spare level transmitters will be provided to quickly replace any transmitters damaged by lightning ($5,000),

* The city was unsure of the location of a water main near IVC's parking lot so it was exposed by excavation in two locations.

The locations were never repaved due to the need for funding approval, but will now be repaved ($2,000), and

* Replacing meters -- using any remaining funds -- which are thought to be inaccurate due to old age.

The proposal for the work -- which needs to be done in the fall -- was accepted unanimously with no start date scheduled at this time.

The Board of Public Works and Safety meets regularly the second Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m., in Brazil City Hall.

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