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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT
 2018-2020 DAKOTA SANDSTONE WELL PROJECT UPDATE


On July 31, 2018 the S.W. Regional Water District was awarded a $500,000.00 grant from the USDA Rural Development federal funding program to be used with a $2.1 Million low interest loan for the construction of 2 new 600 GPM Dakota sandstone wells in central Montgomery county. The project also will include the construction of 5 Miles of 12” PVC pipe to be located in north central Page county.


SWRWD begin test well drilling work and some preliminary engineering design work in 2016. This test drilling work provided hydrogeological information to use in the planning and location of future production wells. SWRWD invested $580,443.46 in engineering, test drilling, land purchase, and federal pre-application environmental studies to prepare the project for loan and grant application by the end of May 2018



S.W. Regional Water District secured an IDNR water withdrawal permit on June 28, 2018. This State Permit allows SWRWD to pump 1200 GPM from the Dakota Sandstone Aquifer. Once the two Dakota wells are in full operation, SWRWD will increase its groundwater supply
by 1.2 MGD.


   SWRWD is also planning pipeline extensions to 60 new 
customers. This will involve the construction of 28 miles
of new pipeline. Century Bank will finance this project
which has an engineering cost estimate of $896,000.00
and will be bid and constructed in late 2019.

SWRWD Dakota Sandstone Well N0. 2 – 8 Acre
  Site located at 1961 K Avenue. Future well
  production design for 600 GPM. 

SWRWD Dakota Sandstone Well N0. 1 – 4 Acre Site located at 2003 K Avenue.  Future well production design for 600 GPM. IDNR Permit N0. 10230.
Preliminary engineering plans for pipeline easement 
  and right of way acquisition. - September 2018   

                                                                                                                                                                                                               April 1, 2019

S.W. REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT
PROJECT N0. 1 – FEMA PA FUNDING APPLICATION
WEST TARKIO RIVER PIPE CROSSING - GRANT TOWNSHIP SECTION 25

  On March 22, 2019 a 10” water main break was located 4.5 miles east of Shenandoah on Highway 2 at the West Tarkio River pipeline crossing. The 10” line break caused a significant loss of public water service after it drained the 300,000 Gallon water tower located 2 miles west. 
  Severe flooding and erosion at the pipe crossing site
caused the line to shift and break near the west water
edge. An attempt was made to repair the line but unstable river bank conditions and shifted pipe alignment made the repair impossible.

To restore temporary water service to 480 residences and towns in Fremont and Page counties a 2” line was hung above the river by using 3/8” cable and clamps. 

J.W. Excavation was hired to dig along the west river bank to attempt to repair the 10” water main on March 23, 2019.
 The 10” line river crossing will be replaced by directional boring 600 feet of restraint joint pipe 15 feet deep under the river channel. 
 Morris & Co. will complete the bore work by April 30th. The bore work bid and tie-in costs is $65,000.00. SWRWD has purchased the 10”pipe at a cost of $12,282.00

A 2” restraint joint pipe was attached above the river
channel and connected to the 10” water line located in
the farm fields. Gate valves were installed on the 10” line to isolate the pipeline river crossing.

10” pipe failed near west edge of river channel    


               FORCE WORK ACCOUNT
Large excavator, loader, and labor ---------------$3,100.00  
Bobcat excavator 6.0 hours -------------------------$540.00
SWRWD Labor -----------------------------------------$595.00
2- 10” Gate Valves ----------------------------------$2,714.00
2- 10” Hymax Restraint Couplers ---------------$1,010.00
2- 10” x 2” Ford Tapping Saddles------------------$133.50
2- 2” Ford FB1102 Corp Valves -------------------$523.20
440 Feet of 2” Yelomine Pipe --------------------  $774.40

                                                           TOTAL $9,389.90