At Tuesday’s Altus City Council meeting a report and progress of rehabilitation of the Holloway and Round Timber Well Fields was given by Public Works Director Johnny Barron. It was decided earlier this year to pursue the refurbishment of the Texas well field so that water would be flowing from the Texas fields as soon as the 12-inch parallel pipeline could be completed. The timeline and cost of the project is as follows:
In March 2013, The City Council approved the proposal to Freese & Nichols to perform a hydro logical evaluation on the Round Timbers Well Field. In November 2014, the Council awarded bids to install new pumps and to upgrade the electric supply for the Holloway Well Field. In June 2015, the Council tasked Gene Leister and Steve Perry to oversee the rehabilitation of the Round Timbers Well Field Project and authorized them to solicit direct quotes and waived sealed bids in an effort to expedite the project.
$400,000 was budgeted in FY2016 for the well field rehabilitation project. Additionally $250,000 was reallocated into the budget for a total budget of $650,000.
Projects that have been completed include video inspection of five wells, installation of electric wire, an evaluation of the existing system, pipe fittings for the booster pump station, cleaning and development of five wells, system upgrades at Round Timber Well Field, and replacement of the roof on Round Timbers Booster pump station. Total spent has been $240,846.61 with a remaining balance of $409,153.39
The following projects are under contract: Purchase orders have been issued and work is expected to be complete by the end of November 2015, telemetry for seven wells and pump station, electrical work at Round Timber booster pump station, to clean and test pump five wells and model aquifer transmissivity, construction of seven well houses, chemical testing, and electric tie-in of wells and well houses. Total amount of these are $370,408 with a remaining balance of $38,745.39
Contracts yet to be awarded include $24,000 for chain-link fencing, $2,500 for new doors at the Round Timber booster pump station, $2,200 to paint the Round Timber booster pump station and $20,000 to pour seven concrete slabs.
Other funding under the DWSRF Lloan is $31,700 to Shoestring Enterprises for water line improvements on Jackson Street, $6,071 to HD Waterworks for pipe-fitting for Jackson Street, and installation of 10 miles of 12-inch PVC water main along Highway 283.
Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221 ext. 2077