The Town of Pine Bluff's water supply system consists of six wells, and
a conveyance, storage, and distribution system. They are having
difficulty with low pressure in some parts of their distribution system,
and they are concerned with its age. The Town of Pine Bluffs has a
population of 1054, and serves 510 taps. They are presently able to
meet existing demands, however, anticipated growth may exceed present
In 1994, a Level I study was completed to inventory the existing water
supply system, define needed improvements, and provide preliminary
designs and cost estimates for those improvements. As a result of this
study, the town requested advancement to Level II in order to perform
well efficiency studies.
The Level II study was completed in 1995, and identifies several areas
in need of repair/modification: replacement of well #5, its pumphouse,
pump, telemetry, etc. ($75,141); rehabilitation of well #4, its
pumphouse, pump, telemetry, etc. ($60,973); a transmission line from the
wells directly to storage ($650,969); a chlorination system ($31,625);
and distribution system improvements ($412,390). The latter two
components are not eligible for WWDC funding. The eligible components
of the project total $865,000.
The 1996 Legislature approved funding for the replacement of well #5 and
rehabilitation of well #4. The town has executed the legal documents,
hired an engineer, and is addressing water rights issues.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is required.