Northwest Water Commission

Project Overview

This northwest wholesale water commission was formed by joint contract under the Joint Municipal Utility Commission Act. The Commission currently consists of a public water supply district and three surrounding cities. Construction of the entire project, wells, treatment plant distribution system and storage began January 2012.

Alliance Water Resources began working with the water commission in June of 2013 to provide operational input and support to the general contractor and engineering firm throughout the later part of construction and the startup period. In October of 2013, Alliance began to provide full management and operations of the water treatment facility and distribution system.

Challenges
Achievements
System Description
Services Performed
Challenges
  • The wholesale water commission needed professional assistance in managing the start-up and operation of a new wholesale water supply in northwest Missouri
Achievements
  • Successful startup of water treatment facilities
  • Provision of technical operational input throughout the finalization of construction
  • Coordination with technicians to address startup challenges and to refine programming design of SCADA system
  • Representation of the Commission in resolution of post-construction erosion issues to the satisfaction of local property owners
  • Development of policies, procedures and job descriptions for employees
  • Implementation of Alliance’s ReCAP program for environmental testing and compliance
  • Installation of a competent and experienced manager on-site to protect the Commission’s interests
  • Implementation of a safety program that conforms to industry standards and best practices

Cost Savings:

  • Alliance analyzed the plant design and made suggestions on chemical injections which, in turn, saved the Commission approximately $13,000 annually on chemical cost and produced quality water at a lower cost
System Description
  • 2.5 MGD water treatment facility
  • 3 water supply wells fed from the Missouri River alluvium
  • 1,910 GPM induced draft aerator
  • 3 diesel powered backup generators. (well field, WTP, and booster pump station)
Services Performed
  • Water Treatment
  • Distribution System
  • Water Meter Reading
  • Management and Administration