The city of Powell would like to move forward with the recommended improvements to their
water system as outlined in the Level I study funded by the WWDC in 2000. The Level I study
recommended replacing the old 75,000 gallon elevated storage tank with a 400,000 elevated tank
in the southwest part of town. This new storage tank will meet the storage needs of Powell well
into the future.
A new pressure zone is needed in Powell to increase marginal pressures in the western part of
town. Four pressure reducing valves and associated piping are also needed to complete the
pressure zone. Phase 1 consists of designing the project, compiling specifications, securing
construction permits and securing rights of way. Phase 2 will include the pressure reducing
valves and piping construction. Phase 3 will include the construction of the storage tank and
telemetry system. The Legislature provided 50% of the funds during the 2003 session to construct
all three phases of the project.
In August 2002, the City's existing elevated storage tank was inspected. The interior of the tank
was found to be in need of recoating, but the exterior was in acceptable condition. Since tank
painters will be onsite to paint the new storage tank, the City would like to include decorating of
the old tanks in the Project. This will save the city and state the cost of mobilization at a later
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends the project be continued in the Rehabilitation Program at Level III with
an appropriation of $51,000. The financing plan is a 50% grant, $51,000, and 50% to be secured
by the sponsor through other sources.