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Montgomery County RWD 12

KAN STEP Grant Funds Improvements in Rural Water District No. 12, Montgomery County

Rural Water District No. 12, Montgomery County, KS in southeastern Kansas has been awarded a $92,320 KAN STEP grant to make improvements to waterlines. RWD No. 12 has numerous dead-end small mains. The recommended improvements are the result from a hydraulic modeling, engineering study and consideration by the Board of Directors. The KAN STEP project involves the installation of approximately 8,600 linear feet (LF) of new pipeline. Without adequate flush-outs in the system, eliminating various dead-end lines through looping of lines is seen as an alternative to flushing water that costs the district $3.50 per thousand gallons. At peak hour demand conditions, pressures in some locations within Montgomery RWD 12's existing system drop to the minimum required pressure of 20 psi. The needed piping improvements will provide adequate flow and ensure minimum required pressures.

Project sparkplugs are Wayne Landwehr, District Board Chairman; Penny Lumbley, District Bookkeeper; Ken McNickle, Manager of Public Wholesale No. 4; and, Sam Atherton, former Manager of Public Wholesale No.4. The project consultant is Tony O'Malley of Larkin Group Engineers. Grant administration will be provided by South-Central Regional Planning Commission. Technical assistance and inspection services will be provided by Kansas Rural Water Association.