The City of Kerrville will open bids for the water reuse distribution lines on Tuesday, January 17, at 3 PM. This is part of the Water Reuse Project, and includes construction of approximately 30,000 linear feet of distribution mains for treated effluent water. The estimated cost is $5-6 million.
As of today’s post, at least 76 contractors have downloaded specs and plans. Plans for the project can be viewed and downloaded here: http://kerrvilletx.gov/bids.aspx?bidID=73
The lines are pictured below, and will traverse from the water treatment plant on Loop 534 to Schreiner University, Riverhill Golf Course, Peterson Middle School, and Holdsworth Athletic Complex.
The project was engineered by Freese & Nichols, a firm that has designed water reuse projects all over the state of Texas.
In this episode, Aaron Yates and Russell Nemky discuss the Kerrville City Council Meeting held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Major topics included the Flood Awareness System and the Water Reuse Project.
The full video of the council meeting can be viewed below.
The city council recently granted the contract for the construction of a 105 million gallon water reuse storage pond near the water treatment plant on Loop 534. This has been a contentious issue that has grown to include concerns about the future of Kerrville’s water supply as well as the future of some of Kerrville’s youth sports leagues — namely youth soccer.
A computer rendering of the 105 MG reuse pond
To shed a little more light on the issue, here is a FAQ provided by the City of Kerrville that addresses some of the major concerns. Editor’s Note: This is cut and pasted from a city document found online here: http://kerrvilletx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/26331 Continue reading →
A water plant on Nimitz Lake (UGRA Dam) in the City of Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas. Copyright Aaron Yates.
The ad hoc committee formed by City Council to examine the water reuse pond project was given two presentations that are available for viewing online here at KerrvilleUnited.com. See the two presentations below.