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Page 12 Vctm CX3MMI/NITV 1 Tea, "ra - May 9, 2012 Proposed water filling statior00, prompts questions By Seen C. Morgan Of The New Era Sweet Home Budget Commit- tee member Dave Trask questioned the wisdom of including a $130,000 water filling station in the 2012-12 city budget during the committee's meeting Thursday evening, May 3. The water filling station was in the budget for this year, 2011- 12, but it was not constructed. The proposed filling station would be built off 24th Avenue at the Pub- lic Works Maintenance Yard and includes funding for construction of an approach and turnaround, pumps and a small block build- ing. It would provide bulk water 24 hotirs per day, seven days a week. It will include three types of con- nections. Contractors, the city of Water- loo, the Linn County Road Depart- ment and others use Sweet Home city hydrants for bulk water. To access the water, they must visit City Hall and obtain a permit. The filling station would include some type of card lock mechanism to al- low them to pay for water. Funding for the project would come from systems development charges and the Water Capital Construction Fund. Funding in the capital fund came from water rates and may be used for construction of new infrastructure. The SDC funding, may be used to expand infrastructure and receives fund- ing from property developers when they construct new buildings. "That seems like a waste of money," Trask said. The filling station started as a Federal Emergency Management Agency Project, said Public Works Director Mike Adams. FEMA had offered grant funding for it, but the agency wanted the city to put a tap directly into one of its reservoirs. In an emergency situation that af- fects water supply and the lines to the reservoirs are subject to the same hazards, so the city declined to build a tap at the reservoirs. Rather, it proposed the cur- rent project, and FEMA declined to fund that. "I believe it's going to pay for itself," Adams said. It'll be more customer-friendly. RV users will be able to access it, and "it'll be a revenue resource." Right now, people are opening hydrants and breaking them, Ad- ams said. It also protects the integrity of the system, ensuring that hoses connected to the water system have a backflow prevention device, said City Manager Craig Martin. Trask asked how many times the city has had a broken hydrant in the past 10 years. Adams said there was one incident near 35th Avenue. "Does Lebanon have one?" Trask asked. "Is this common?" Adams said it is common. Chairman Chuck Begley said it only takes one time for contami- nant to enter the water system, and that would cost more than this project. 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