HWU Strategic Plan

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(13 April 2021)


This represents the eighth edition of a Capital Improvement and Strategic Plan first adopted in June 2014. Our objective has been to develop a cost effective and environmentally sound Capital Improvement Program for the water, wastewater, and stormwater systems in the City of Henderson to accommodate existing needs and projected growth over a rolling 10-year-plustime frame, chosen to give longer-term guidance to our efforts. We realize that planning beyond 2 to 5 years is of marginal value, as conditions change over time. We update this plan annually, prior to the budgeting process, to lay out a logical sequence of work that fits the resources available.

The principal short-term goal for implementation of this plan in the beginning was to finish the final Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP) project, the North WWTP Headworks. With that project completed in 2016, we negotiated termination of our Consent Judgment and moved on with our obligations for post-construction monitoring and meeting the requirements of our soon-to-be issued discharge permit for the North wastewater system. That permit, first expected to be issued in 2017, has not yet been finalized.

After completing the LTCP, our primary projects have been continued renovation of our water storage facilities and water and wastewater treatment plants, where needed expenditures for maintenance and upgrades were delayed by work on the LTCP projects. To date, six of our nine water storage tanks have been painted and rehabilitated, with the seventh and eighth tank projects in the planning stage.

This plan lays the groundwork for increasing our capacity to serve growth areas, together with an attempt to maintain the systems and facilities we currently have, balancing risk with the money we have available.

As last year, we have arranged the project listings under each major facet of our business as “Recent” and “Proposed” projects, to help others understand what we have accomplished, and to more clearly show the direction of the Utility’s Capital Plan, near term.

Addition of a large project to construct our own Raw Water Intake at the South Water Treatment Plant, which is moving into the final design stage, has skewed the total Capital Improvement Plan numbers contained herein much higher in 2022 and 2023. We have initiated a bond issue in the amount of $ 6.0 million to expedite this and other projects in the South water system and contemplate that the remainder will be made up from bonding, reserves, and grant funds.

The annual amount spent from our “normal” Capital Budget will remain in our planned range of $3.5 to 4.5 million.

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