News-Reports

New tank pieces are laid out and inspected
June 19, 2014
SE Page Co. Project   50,000 gallon tank welding brace iron
SE Page County line extension project  -- 50,000 gallon elevated tank under construction on 290th street North of Braddyville
S.E. Page County Project - Pipe construction storage area.
C.M Construction installing pipeline along Highway 71  June 2014
New tank located North of Braddyville on 290th Street
Montgomery Co. Pump Station 2-24-14 - - - A new 20 H.P. motor and pump is installed to improve pumping capacity and operation. Single operation design = 400 GPM
Project Costs with motor, pump electrical controls, and installation = $28,714.51
Montgomery County pump station adds new motor and pump #3 ---- 2/24/2014
600 feet of 12" sdr 21 yelomine lock joint pipe
12" Water Main Bore across the MIddle Tarkio River located 8 miles west of Clarinda north of Highway 2  was completed on March 20, 2014.
The new pipeline river crossing bore replaced the old pipeline installed in 1979 which shifted and failed in October 2013 and could not be repaired.
Project costs
MIddle Tarkio Pipeline Crossing - 600 feet of river bore March 2014 - Water depth 8 feet - new bore installed 12.4 feet below the river bed
Middle Tarkio Bore - March 2014
Radio Read and Customer Billing Program


The SW Regional Water District continues to install radio read units in many new and old pits across the district.  Our intention for the future is to eventually have all customers be equipped with the radio read unit either in the pit or above ground near the water pit.  This will allow the District to read the meter from a transmitter/receiver in a vehicle, thus eliminating the customers requirement of reading the meter on a monthly basis.  By electronically reading the meter monthly the District would be able to mail to you the current reading along with the appropriate charge of useage for the month.

Meters which have one million or more gallons useage are replaced routinely and considered at that time to be eligible or not for radio read installation.  Unfortunately some locations are in areas that are not feasible to install due to poor reception and/or excessive distance from the current radio read perimeter.  These uneligible sites will be reconsidered when the active area perimeter expands engulfing the previous locations.

Currently the District has approximately one thousand plus customers on the radio read system, which is over half of the 1970 benefit users as of the end of 2014.  Historicaly new radio read additions have been between fifty and eighty customers annually.   Another twenty-five to fifty are added also when the one million plus gallon meters are replaced.  Progress continues on new radio read sites along with the normal maintenance/replacement on the older meters and radio read units as time and money allows.


SOUTHWEST REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT 2017 CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
8” WATERLINE STREAM CROSSING REPLACEMENT WITH PAGE COUNTY BOX CULVERT PROJECT
MORTON TOWNSHIP SECTION 8

A preconstruction meeting was held with the Page 
County Engineering Department and Gus Construction
on 1-20-17 to discuss the excavation plans to build a 
new 12 x 10 x 98 Feet box culvert under B Avenue and
conversion dam and relocate the stream channel on 
Fisher Creek to allow completion of the concrete work.

 Within this work area the SWRWD had an 8” PVC water
line under the creek. The stream bed had eroded leaving 
the water line only 2 feet deep.

 On 1-23-17 the Page County Engineering survey crew 
staked the depth cuts for the temporary stream channel
providing SWRWD with new elevation information on  
placing a new bored 8” line under the original creek to
  allow construction of a new concrete box culvert. 
The new line was bored at a depth of 24 feet deep.

Crain Construction was hired to complete a 540 foot
directional bore with 8” Yelomine lock joint pipe.
The 8” line bore project was completed in 2 days.

 The new 8” line was connected to the existing 8” water
line on 1-30-17. J.W. Excavation assisted SWRWD with the 
work.

​A temporary stream channel was cut to the
north over the new bored 8” line at a depth. of 18 feet.
 

FISHER CREEK 8” WATER LINE CREEK BORE COSTS


 540 Feet of 8” Yelomine Restraint Pipe -----$6,415.20
3- 8” x 18”L twin gasket couplers ----------------$366.00
Bobcat Excavator and Labor --------------------$2,680.00
J.W. Excavation ------------------------------------$1,200.00
Crain Co. Directional Bore 540 Feet ---------$10,800.00

                                                 TOTAL $21,461.20
.
 This stream crossing replacement project was the largest capital repair expense in 2017 and the most challenging to insure the accurate depth elevation to avoid damage during the temporary stream channel conversion work.

Crain Construction unloads the bore machine
to begin the setting the bore grade slope for the new pipeline creek crossing on 1-23-17.

S.W. REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT – S.E. PAGE COUNTY TANK NORTH OF BRADDYVILLE


 5-31-17 - Tank Washout-Inspection by Ginger Protective Coatings – Spencer, IA. 712-260-1727
Tank Capacity 50,000 Gallons – Height 100 Feet AGL – Head Range 18 Feet
Tank drained and control valve switched to manual to maintain system pressure.
Tank interior coating in good condition – [top right picture] shows some sedimentation at bottom
mud plate after upper mud ring was power washed and cleaned out [lower left picture]


S.W. REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT – MONTGOMERY CO. TANK LOCATED EAST OF RED OAK  


5-30-17 - Tank Washout-Inspection by Ginger Protective Coatings – Spencer, Ia. 712-260-1727  
Tank Capacity 500,000 Gallons – Height 130 Feet AGL – Head Range 37 Feet
Tank was drained to 35 psi prior to switching to direct pumping – SW Pump Station control valve was left in on position to flow water into SW Water Tower at    
 88 GPM – pressure relief valve installed at fire hydrant on 250th and K Avenue
Tank interior coating in good condition – ice damage to interior ladder which was removed – [upper left picture] shows interior coating condition at manhole entry way – [upper right picture] shows top of tank interior- [lower left picture] shows bottom interior after power washed