Texas Department of Rural Affairs Grant

Work to start a Texas Department of Rural Affairs Grant will begin in April 2013. The Grant (Hurricane Ike/Dolly Round 1) will provide for a new building to house electrical components, raise existing high service pumps, install generators and or receptacles for the water plant, fire station, office and 9 lift stations.

Texas Water Development Board Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project

The District’s Contractor P M Maintenance has completed the replacement by means of pipe bursting of approximately 14,000 linear feet of 6-12 inch concrete sewer pipe. The contractor continues to cleanup easements, and will repair damaged streets in the very near future. This project cost came in under estimated budget so the Board of Directors have decided to utilize the remaining funds to replace the existing Central Boulevard Lift Station with a larger lift station and to investigate and replace more defective sewer lines in the Central Gardens area. This work will take place late 2013.

Water System Improvements (May 2013 Bond Proposition)

The Jefferson County Water Control & Improvement District No. 10 Board of Directors called a Bond Election for Water System Improvements. The ballot proposition set for Saturday May 11, 2013 will ask District constituents to consider authorizing the issuance of up to $1.325 million dollars of bonds. The bonds shall be repaid by the assessment and collection of an ad valorem tax to finance the proposed improvements. Due to the recent refinancing of a previous 2003 bond at a lower net effective interest rate the District may be able to issue this additional debt to fund the proposed water system improvements without a tax increase based on current property taxes. Bond payments would exist for a period extending through 2033.

The Water System Improvements project includes the construction of a 1 million gallon per day clarifier for the Water Plant. The new clarifier would provide redundancy in the event of a mechanical failure or operational problems and replace an undersized clarifier.

The Water System Improvements project also includes the installation of a Data Monitoring System or “SCADA” System for the Water Plant. The “SCADA” System utilizes a modern computer that receives and transmits information allowing continuous and constant communication of plant equipment and operations. The Water Plant typically is in operation 24 hours per day 7 days per week, but is not staffed after 5:00 pm. The “SCADA” system will provide communication to key components to ensure public safety.

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