DISTRICT CAPITAL MASTER PLAN FOR 2016 - 2025
The Platte Canyon Board of Directors recently approved a Capital Master Plan for 2016 - 2025. The purpose of the master plan is to itemize, prioritize and schedule water and wastewater infrastructure expansion, rehabilitation and replacement projects as well as vehicle purchases to enhance the accuracy of budgeting and cash flow analysis. As the District’s facilities age and approach the end of their useful life, the capital plan enables the District to be proactive in confronting water and sewer system modifications and rehabilitation.
The 2016 - 2025 capital plan proposes expenditure of $1,251,326 in 2016 and $5,148,712 over the ten year planning horizon. This compares with projected expenditures in last year’s master plan totaling $5,604,884.
Expenditures called for in the 2016 plan will result in a reserve fund balance of $9,466,403 at the end of 2016. This amount has been determined by the Board of Directors to provide adequate reserves to meet expenditures proposed over the next 10 years without a reduction in services or an increase in tax revenues, tap fees or annexation fees.
Vehicle replacement costs for the period between 2016 and 2025 are projected to be $1,275,000, $285,000 less than the amount proposed in last year’s vehicle replacement schedule. Two mobile units are scheduled to be replaced in 2016; one pick-up truck and a combination valve operator and vacuum trailer. The two units are projected to cost $80,000.
Total capital expenses over the ten year planning period are projected to be $5,604,884. Cash financing is anticipated for all capital projects and no increases in property tax rates, tap fees, or service charges are proposed over the ten year period.
Capital projects proposed for construction during 2016 include the following:
Columbine West Pump Station Rehabilitation - The 43-year old Columbine West pump station provides peak water flow and fire flow capability to 330 homes in the Columbine West Subdivision located generally between S. Pierce Street, W. Coal Mine Avenue, S. Wadsworth Blvd. and W. Ken Caryl Avenue. Numerous small leaks have occurred on the steel piping within the pump station, and the pumps and motors have not been replaced or had major work since they were installed in 1972. The cost to make repairs, replacements and upgrades to the pump station and piping is estimated to be $718,750.
Normandy Estates Subdivision Water Main Replacement - The second water project for 2016 proposes replacement of 1,083 feet of 6-inch cast iron pipe in West Portland Drive between West Ottawa Avenue and South Sheridan Boulevard in the Normandy Estates Subdivision with 1,083 feet of 6-inch poly-vinyl pipe. The existing pipe has experienced three breaks caused by external corrosion. The estimated cost of the project is $223,434.
Normandy Estates Subdivision Sewer Rehabilitation - During the past two years, District operations staff conducted a comprehensive condition assessment of all 8-inch and 12-inch concrete sewer pipe and determined that all 17,826 feet of concrete pipe needs to be rehabilitated. As such, all the concrete pipe has been scheduled for rehabilitation between 2014 and 2019. The first phase of rehabilitation occurred in 2014 with the cured-in-place lining of 1,814 feet of 8-inch and 625 feet of 12-inch concrete pipe in the Columbine Heights Subdivision. Phase two of this project, completed in 2015, consisted of cured-in-place lining of 3,383 feet of 8-inch pipe in the Normandy Estates Subdivision. Phase three, scheduled for 2016, consists of cured-in-place lining of 3,234 feet of 8-inch pipe in West Rowland Avenue, West Plymouth Drive and West Quarles Drive also in the Normandy Estates Subdivision. Fifty-six service connections will be reestablished and 64 manholes will be spray lined as part of the project. The estimated cost of the project including design engineering and contingencies is $213,848.
Miscellaneous Sewer Rehabilitation - The capital plan for 2016 also reserves $25,000 for cured-in-place lining of unspecified segments of sewer pipe. These funds will only be spent in the event that routine video inspections reveal a need to perform immediate repairs of existing sewer mains.
More information relative to the above mentioned projects will appear on the web site when scheduling information is available.
The entire Capital Master Plan for 2016 - 2025 is available for download or review here.