The Water Line Replacement Project includes the purchase and installation of 3,577-feet of two-inch water line replacements on Helms St., Lakeview Circle, Poplar St., Roofener St., South High St., South Ozark St., and South Business Route 5 with an estimated completion date of July 19, 2018.

After postponing in 2017, Camdenton is now prepared to begin one of the major capital improvement projects for the upcoming year identified as a high priority in the city’s new comprehensive plan.

The Water Line Replacement Project includes the purchase and installation of 3,577-feet of two-inch water line replacements on Helms St., Lakeview Circle, Poplar St., Roofener St., South High St., South Ozark St., and South Business Route 5 with an estimated completion date of July 19, 2018, according to City of Camdenton documents.

Initially scheduled for 2017, Board of Aldermen decided to postpone the project back in July to obtain the most competitive bids in 2018. When the City passed its 2017-2018 budget in September, a total of $350,000 was earmarked for the replacement of two-inch cast iron lines as well as water main replacements.

A total of $150,000 of those funds were transferred from Special Revenue Capital Improvement Fund into the Water and Sewer Fund for the project. Additionally $66,000 was budgeted into Water and Sewer with $50,000 also coming from the Special Revenue Capital Improvement Fund for an upgrade to the Blair Lift Station as well as three surge protectors for Blair, Hickory and Rodeo Wells.

In Destination Camdenton, RDG Planning recommended a water and sewer strategy to balance the needs of each system while exploring funding sources to upgrade infrastructure.

City staff also identified maintenance and upgrades as an on-going high priority during a priority setting meeting after the plan was approved, according to a staff memo from City Administrator Jeff Hancock.

According to a proposed timeline compiled by Darren Krehbiel Consultants, LLC for Camdenton, the project is broken down into nine phases, three of which have already been completed.

The city has already submitted applications and received the proper permits from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for the proposed upgrades. Board of Aldermen also approved seeking bids.

The notice to bidders was sent out on December 15 with a pre-bid meeting scheduled for January 16 followed by a final bid date of January 31, 2018. The anticipated contract approval and award by Board of Aldermen is scheduled for February 6, 2018 with a notice to proceed and construction start date of February 19, 2018. Constructed is then expected to be completed by mid-July, approximately 150 days from the notice to proceed.

Camdenton has over 40 miles of water mains, 1,669 active water meters, over 400 fire hydrants, and three water storage towers with a total capacity of 600,000 gallons.