Waterworks System Capital Improvements Plan

 

-In compliance with the requirements of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act, 1976 PA 399, as amended, the following CIP is hereby added to the City of West Branch Water Supplies General Plan. This CIP identifies waterworks system needs for the City of West Branch for 5-year and 20-year planning periods.

 

Such plans are formulated pursuant to the authority granted to the City of West Branch by Article IV of the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Act 33 of 2008, set forth at MCL 125.3861-3871.

 

The underlying data relied upon in this plan was compiled by the engineering firm of C2AE, which was contracted by the City of West Branch to inventory and assess the infrastructure needs of the City.

 

According to the report submitted by C2AE, the evaluation of the existing water main system was based upon the following criteria: “1) age of hydrants (from Hydrant Data Sheets), and 2) known problematic sections.


Additionally, undersized water main (4 inch diameter or less), was identified in the study, based on information on the City’s water main base map.” C2AE’s report also indicated that “New storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water main typically have a life expectancy of 50 years or more[, and that e]valuating the life expectancy of all components of the infrastructure help to identify the areas that are critical to replace during new projects.” With all of these criteria in mind, C2AE developed a 1 to 10 rating system for the condition of the City’s water infrastructure, and then used that rating system to evaluate each segment of the water infrastructure within the City limits.  This 1 to 10 rating scale utilized by C2AE is described as follows:

 

 

No.

Rating

10

Excellent

9

Very Good

8

Good

7

Good

6

Fair

5

Fair

4

Fair

3

Poor

2

Very Poor

1

Failed

 

 

The City Manager for the City of West Branch then took these ratings, as assessed by C2AE, and evaluated them alongside other relevant factors, such as the number of customers served by the utility, the condition of the accompanying street and sewer assets, and other important aspects, and along with input from the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works, created a list of the planning needs for the City of West Branch Waterworks System that includes both a 5-Year Plan and a 20-Year Plan.

 

5-Year Planning Needs for the City of West Branch Waterworks System:

 

-The following list includes all “High Priority” water projects that the City of West Branch plans to address within the next 5 years:

 

Street Name

From

To

Water Rating

Est. Cost (in $)

Houghton/M-55

East city limits

West city limits

4

872,862

Victory

South 6th

End of Victory

0

28,860

North Fairview

East Houghton

Fremont

3

155,844

North Fairview

Fremont

East State

3

350,760

North Fairview

East State

City/Twp. Line

3

129,204

Lindsay

North 6th

North 5th

4

120,328

Lindsay

North 7th

North 6th

4

259,524

Lindsay

North 5th

North 4th

4

131,720

South 4th

Morrison

West Ripley

3

157,700

South 8th

West Ripley

West Wright

5

154,380

Burr

Fremont

End of Burr

3

64,380

Fremont

Burr

Alto

3

237,096

Fremont

Alto

North Fairview

3

122,464


 

20-Year Planning Needs for the City of West Branch Waterworks System:

 

-The following list includes all “Medium Priority” water projects that the City of West Branch plans to address within the next 20 years:

 

Street Name

From

To

Water Rating

Est. Cost

South 7th

Dead end of S. 7th

Victory

5

105,244

South 7th

West Wright

West Houghton

5

167,520

South 7th

West Ripley

West Wright

3

154,380

North 3rd

Spruce

West Willow

3

280,540

Industrial

North 8th

North 7th

5

75,036

South 7th

Victory

West Ripley

3

136,800

South 5th

West Ripley

West Wright

6

102,120

North 2nd

Lindsay

Spruce

5

104,340

North 2nd

West Houghton

Sidney

3

350,620

Lindsay

Keith

North 7th

5

75,116

Lindsay

South Dow

Keith

5

119,188

South 4th

West Ripley

West Wright

5

167,320

West Wright

Court

South 8th

5

103,584

North 7th

Industrial

Lindsay

5

206,238

North 5th

Attribute change

Lindsay

0

111,714

North 5th

West Houghton

Lake State Railway

5

38,739

South 5th

West Wright

West Houghton

5

107,892

West Wright

South 8th

South 7th

5

110,556

West Wright

South 7th

South 6th

0

89,784

West Wright

South 6th

South 5th

0

87,204

Cemetery

East Houghton

Attribute change

0

31,228

Hall

MacGregor

South Valley

4

121,180

Hall

South Burgess

MacGregor

4

89,640

South Burgess

East Houghton

Hall

4

176,943

North 6th

Lindsay

Dead end

0

66,452

North 3rd

Sidney

Lindsay

5

163,760

Carpenter

North 1st

North Burgess

4

234,960

Fremont

North Valley

Burr

4

101,460

Alto

Fremont

Attribute change

4

131,472

Alto

Attribute change

End

4

11,952

Victory

South 8th

South 7th

3

72,594

East Ripley

South 1st

South Livingston

4

140,104

South Livingston

Shrigley

East Ripley

4

123,210

Page

South Valley

Meid

4

152,514

Mead

Page

End

4

166,500

Columbus

Court

Progress

0

253,356

South 3rd

Dead end

Attribute change

4

33,200

West Ripley

South 4th

South 3rd

4

113,876


South 1st

East Ripley

West Wright

4

156,040

South Livingston

East Houghton

River

4

110,454

Cook

Refinery

Griffin

0

345,432

South Burgess

Hall

River

0

34,056

North 1st

Prospect

East State

3

117,528

North 1st

Carpenter

Prospect

3

84,328

North 6th

Lindsay

Keith

4

101,592

Thomas

Attribute change

End

4

184,260

Thomas

East State

Attribute change

4

165,004

West Flowage Lake

Hansen

Griffin

0

164,872

West Flowage Lake

City/Twp. Line

Hansen

0

31,968

Hansen

City/Twp. Line

W. Flowage Lake

0

157,028

West Wright

South 1st

End

0

13,320

Mead

East Houghton

Page

0

57,868

Cemetery

Attribute change

End

0

89,836

 

 

The 5-year and 20-year planning needs for the City of West Branch Waterworks System comprise the CIP that is due to the MDEQ by January 1, 2016, and such provisions will be compiled and submitted to the MDEQ by the stated deadline. In addition, though municipalities are not required to do so, the City of West Branch also intends to begin working towards the suggested but not-required portions of a comprehensive total water CIP, including: the identification of funding sources, an assessment of current rate structures, and a compilation of other information that would support the projects on the list.

 

The City of West Branch will also begin working on the Asset Management Plan (AMP) that is due to the MDEQ by January 1, 2018, following the requirements set forth in Rule 1606.