Lake Huron Water Supply Study

Karegnondi Water Authority
o o o o City of Flint Genesee County Lapeer County Sanilac County

Appendix 17 Service to Genesee County
February 23, 2009

540 S. Saginaw Street

Suite 200

P.O. Box 3748

Flint, MI 48502

Lake Huron Water Supply Study

Appendix 17 – Service to Genesee County

17.1 Introduction Genesee County, through the Genesee County Drain Commissioner Division of Water and Waste Services (GCDC-WWS) supplies water to 19 communities in Genesee County. The GCDC-WWS purchases finished water from the City of Flint; Flint purchases finished water for the City of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD). GCDC-WWS operates pumping, transmission, storage, and distribution facilities for the delivery of water to its customers. The new Lake Huron Water Supply being studied will replace the current finished water supply with raw water. A new water supply for the GCDC-WWS will require the modification of some existing facilities and the addition of new facilities. Appendix 8 of this study considered the addition of treatment prior to distribution to Genesee County. This Appendix considers other improvements or modifications needed if the new Lake Huron Water Supply is utilized. 17.2 Henderson Road Pumping Station Modifications The Henderson Road Pumping Station (HRPS) was constructed in 2004 in conjunction with GCDCWWS’s North Loop. Together, the North Loop and the HRPS provide for the transmission of water around the east and north side of Genesee County. Water is supplied to the HRPS through a connection to Flint’s 72” transmission main. The 72” main supplies finished water to Flint and Genesee County from DWSD. A 48 inch pipeline conveys water to the HRPS from the 72 inch Flint pipeline. Water from the 48 inch pipeline is routed through one of two existing 10 million gallon ground storage tanks. Pumps at the HRPS draw water from the storage tanks and pump into the North Loop transmission main. There are presently three pumps at the HRPS, two with a capacity of 8 mgd and one with a capacity of 12 mgd. These provide a firm capacity of 16 mgd and a total capacity of 30 mgd. The HRPS was designed to allow expansion to a total capacity of 56.2 mgd. With the new Lake Huron Water Supply, the HRPS will serve as the high service pump for the Genesee County WTP. All water normally supplied to Genesee County will be pumped through the HRPS. GCDC-WWS criteria provide that distribution system storage provide sufficient capacity to meet peak demands and that maximum day demands are met by adequate supply capacity. The following table summarizes the required pump upgrades.
Table 17-1 HRPS Pumping Capacity Existing Initial (2014) 25 Year (2039) (mgd) (mgd) (mgd) MDD Pumps 1 2 3 4 5 Total Firm 30 16 38 24 8 8 14 8 8 14 8 8 8 14 8 8 46 32 25 32

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The addition of two 8 mgd pumps is necessary to provide sufficient capacity for the projected 25 year MDD. The addition of a single pump should provide sufficient capacity initially. The HRPS building will need to be expanded to accommodate any additional pumps. The existing generator has sufficient capacity for operation of three pumps and can provide backup power for the initial MDD. A budget of $1,000,000 is planned for the initial upgrades. 17.3 Flint’s 72 inch Pipeline Flint is supplied finished water from DWSD by a 72” transmission main. Flint supplies water to GCDC-WWS through eight connections from the 72” main. With the new Lake Huron water supply being considered to replace the existing DWSD supply, the 72” main will no longer be required to supply water to Flint, other than, perhaps as a backup source. Although there are eight connections from the 72” main to the GCDC-WWS distribution system, there are no direct connections from the 72” main to the city’s distribution system. Abandonment of the 72” main will result in some reduction in the level of service of the GCDC-WWS distribution system unless other provisions for supplying water to the GCDC-WWS distribution are provided. Transfer of the 72 inch pipeline to GCDC-WWS will maintain service to their distribution system at or better than current levels. The pipeline can be separated by existing valves located at the city’s water treatment plant, yet provide for a mutual aid emergency interconnection between the two systems. The city’s 72 inch main runs a distance of about 11 miles, between the DWSD meter and the city’s WTP. Based upon the estimated 1963 construction cost of the main and the depreciation criteria established for this study, the 2009 depreciated value of the main is estimated at $1.3 million. Table 17.2 summarizes this computation. Table 17-2 Depreciated Value of 72” Transmission Main
Length of Main 2009 Unit Cost of 72" Main (this study) Construction Cost (2009 $) 2009 ENR Index 1963 ENR Index Adjusted Construction Cost (1963 $) Service Life Remaining Value 58,000 feet $574 $33,292,000 8688 901 $3,452,589 75 Years $1,335,001

17.4 Existing Henderson Road 48” Pipeline Modifications The HRPS presently draws water from Flint’s 72 inch pipeline to supply the GCDC-WWS north loop. A 48 inch pipeline along Henderson Road supplies the HRPS. A meter is provided at the connection to record water sales between Flint and GCDC-WWS.

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With the new Lake Huron Water Supply being studied, the pipeline along Henderson Road will no longer supply the HRPS. Piping at the HRPS should be reconfigured, reversing the flow in the 48” main along Henderson Road, to supply the 72 inch Flint pipeline. In conjunction with the transfer of the 72” main from Flint to GCDC-WWS, this modification will provide for distribution of water to the southern part of Genesee County. Flow reversal from the HRPS can be accomplished by repositioning of existing valves. The meter and check valve located at the connection to the 72” main should be removed and replaced with a control valve to allow flow into the 72” main. A budget of $500,000 is established for replacing the meter with a control valve.

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