Lake Huron Water Supply Study Appendix 2 – Planning Criteria
The Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) is studying the feasibility of a new regional drinking watersupply. The alternative studied will provide raw Lake Huron water to central Michigan communities.This memorandum summarizes the criteria used to develop the concept and resulting costs for thealternative considered.
It is assumed that the following communities are supplied water by the KWA, and areconsidered the customers of the KWA.City of FlintGenesee CountyLapeer County (Greater Lapeer County Utility Authority, GLCUA)Sanilac County (Worth Township)All proposed KWA customers are currently supplied finished water from other utilities. TheCity of Flint and the GLCUA are direct customers of the Detroit Water and SewerageDepartment (DWSD). Genesee County is supplied water from the City of Flint and istherefore considered a second-tier customer of DWSD. Worth Township is supplied by theLexington-Worth Townships Utility Authority (LWTUA); LWTUA is supplied by theVillage of Lexington. Copies of existing water supply contracts for the communities in theservice area are included in Appendix 16.KWA customers may expand water service to other areas within their jurisdiction, in thefuture.2.2.2
Study PeriodThe study period is 25 years.The proposed alternative will be developed to meet the projected 25 year maximum daydemands (MDD) of the Service Area, with consideration for future expansion as demandsincrease beyond the projected 25 year MDD.2.2.3
DemandsAppendix 1 summarizes the demands used for this study.2.2.4
CapacityThe new water supply alternative is planned to provide adequate capacity to deliver rawwater to meet the maximum day demands of KWA customers. Peak hourly demands areassumed to be met by local storage provided by individual KWA customers.2.2.5
Proposed AlternativeFigure 2.1 is a schematic of the proposed water supply. The capacity required for theprojected 25 year MDD of the service are shown on the schematic.