Delaware Engineering began working with the Village of Monroe in 2007 to plan and implement a series of improvements to their water supply and distribution system. Significant residential and commercial growth in the Village had taxed the limits of the water supply on peak days in the summer, and frequent repairs of 100-year-old piping was becoming unaffordable. To address these problems, DE prepared a Water Master Plan to provide a framework within which the Village of Monroe could plan, fund and execute maintenance of existing water system infrastructure; extend the useful life of existing equipment; provide safe and adequate service to all customers; ensure that peak flows could be achieved; and consider the potential to sell increased volumes of water to neighboring communities.
The Master Plan provided for a moderate increase in water rates to fund the improvements. The improvements ultimately included:
Mapping of the water distribution system, and inventory of pipe sizes, age and condition.
Hydrologic evaluation of the supply capacity of the Lake water supply to determine whether additional capacity was available.
Testing, permitting and development of a new water supply well.
Repairs to the transmission main between the Lake supply and the plant.
Construction of a new one-million-gallon tank and booster pump station with fire flow capacity.
Upgrade of SCADA based plant process controls; stand-by generator systems and electrical upgrades.
Replacement of the most aged water mains.
Construction of these improvements was carried out from 2012 to 2015.