Water Capital Improvement Projects
The following is a list of planned Capital Improvement Projects for Abilene Water Utilities, beginning with Fiscal Year 2021 and ending with Fiscal Year 2027.
You can view the city's CIP projects below and view their funding source, location, planned start and end dates, and justification/need fulfilled.
Replacement of the existing Huckleberry Lift Station including wet well, pumps, controls, backup generator, and more.
The project includes the installation of approximately 15,000 linear feet of 12” diameter pipeline.
This project is the upgrade of the water and sewer pipeline with related appurtenances.
The project is primarily for the construction of 23,500 linear feet of 30” water transmission line providing reliable water system operations based on system demands.
The Northwest Pump Station Project is the construction of a new pump station facility taking water from the existing Northwest Ground Storage tank and pumping into a new 30” 2nd Pressure Plane Supply Line.
Upgrades & improvements of the existing plant's Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.
A construction project for the replacement for approximately 4,000 linear feet of 10" water line and other improvements.
This project is for the expansion of the facility to the permitted design capacity at an average daily capacity of 22 million gallons per day (MGD).
This project is replacing 7,900 linear feet of 14” cast iron pipe with 14” PVC pipe and other improvements.
This project is to fully abandon an aging pump station after the completion of the new Northwest Pump Station on Marigold Street.
This project is minor maintenance and repairs to the embankment slopes, removal of vegetation, repairs to concrete structures, and resurfacing the dam crest.
This project will increase pipeline capacity in a critical area of the distribution system to move large quantities of water east and west across the 2nd Pressure Plane.
This project increases the reliability of the Northeast Water Treatment Plant in meeting water quality goals at its rated capacity by rehabilitating current infrastructure and replacing the High Service Pump Station.
This project includes the installation of about 15,000 linear feet of 12” diameter pipeline. The project also includes installation of submerged piping and a discharge manifold into Possum Kingdom Lake.
Installation of new dry polymer feed systems and new sodium hydroxide tanks to improve treatment capacity and upgrade Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition integration and programming.
As part of the 2020 Wastewater Master Plan, it has been identified that this 935 linear feet section of piping needs to be upsized and replaced due to age and capacity.
The removal of 8" pipe line and installation of 12" relocated outside TxDOT right of way to make room for a TxDOT highway expansion project.
This project would be building a new storage tank with added capacity in the 1st pressure plane, increasing the pressure across the pressure plane.
The facility is necessary to support the expansion of water service to future growth areas while improving system reliability and maintaining adequate water service under emergency situations.
This project makes changes to area pressures with approximately 4,900 connections and 1.6 MGD average daily demand.
This project will add an elevated storage tank to the water system for reliabile water supply in future growth areas.
This project increases the 2nd Pressure Plane pumping capacity of Maple Street Pump Station to 21 million gallons per day, with the addition of a 3rd pump and replacement of existing pumps and constructing a new 2 million gallon Ground Storage Tank.
Details to be determined.
Details to be determined.
What are CIP Projects?
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Capital Improvement Project?
Capital expenditures are payments used to acquire assets or improve the life of existing assets. Capital improvements are major construction or acquisition efforts which are non-recurring in nature.
What is the City of Abilene's CIP Program?
The City of Abilene's Capital Improvements Program (CIP) is a multi-year plan used to identify needed capital projects and to coordinate the financing and timing of those projects.
What sorts of projects are typically funded?
CIP projects are long-term investments rather than day-to-day operating expenses. Typical items included infrastructure and assets that are relatively costly ($20,000+) and that are expected to have a long life (15+ years).
Projects can vary widely, but they typically include acquisition, upgrading, or major repair of streets, water lines, sewer lines, drainage facilities, buildings, parks, or similar projects. The program also includes acquisition of major equipment and large vehicles.
What is the process for selection?
Capital projects are identified by departments and submitted to the City Manager for his review. If the City Manager is supportive, Finance is consulted and steps are taken to identify a funding source. The size of the project and available cash on hand determine whether or not it is necessary to issue debt for the project. The Abilene City Council has the ultimate authority whether or not any project exceeding $50,000 is funded.
Factors considered in determining capital items include:
- An expected normal useful life of 2 years or more
- Items with a unit cost of $5,000 or more (including freight and installation)
- Buildings and improvements with a cost of $20,000 or more
Items funded cannot be consumed, unduly altered, or materially reduced in value immediately by use.
More About the City's Capital Improvements Program
The City of Abilene utilizes a long range financial planning and protection program referred to as the Abilene Improvement and Maintenance System (AIMS), which has been incorporated into its financial policies.
Providing a systematic approach to providing and sustaining of City services to the community, it assures residents of continued progress throughout the years rather than being called upon to make decisions about major deterioration of infrastructure. AIMs allows decisions to be made with a goal of staying one step ahead.