The Distict is currently working on funding to support the 2020 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The plan identifies several areas of system improvements required to meet both the current and future needs of the District. The total estimated cost of all projects identified in the 2020 CIP is $19,893,860.17.
The Board of Directors have authorized staff to seek funding for up to $4,000,000 to support projects that are prioritized in the CIP. The debt service requirements for these bonds will come from current debt service requirements that will be retired in 2021. No rate increase in anticipated to support the new debt.
These projects include upgrades to each of the District's water production facilities to ensure the ability to meet the needs of the District and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements for system capacities. The second phase prioritized are the replacement and improvement of watermains on Hwy 90 east of Dunlay and CR 6710 between CR 5710 and FM 471. Both of these waterlines have experienced a significant number of leaks resulting in increased water losses. Both of the existing waterlines have outlived their useful life and will be replaced as part of the CIP. The balance of the funding will be used to address distribution system improvements designed to improve the operational efficiency of the District's three seperate, but interconnected, water systems that make up the District.
The District is currently working on the TCEQ approval process for funding and construction plans. The goal is to have funding in place by the end of 2020 and begin construction in mid-2021.