The proposed master plan project is a continuation of water projects currently underway, funded by
the WWDC and the USDA Rural Utility Service, to replace the Town's infiltration gallery and
upgrade the water treatment plant.
The project includes mapping, providing an evaluation of the water supply and distribution system,
and developing a maintenance and/or replacement schedule for the water mains. The town's water
mains are generally sixty plus years old and are a mixture of four inch and six inch asbestos cement
pipe, C900 PVC pipe, Schedule 40 PVC pipe, and ductile iron pipe. The exact percentage of the
various types of pipe is unknown.
The plan would also make recommendations on how best to address fire suppression and whether the
town's system should be expanded beyond the city limits. The water system is plagued by low water
pressure. In addition, the water system loss increased significantly in 2000.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends the project be incorporated in the Rehabilitation Program at Level I with
an appropriation of $40,000.