Public Hearing for Jefferson Chalmers Water Main Replacement
The Detroit Board of Water Commissioners will have its April meeting of Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the Detroit Police Department 7th Precinct, 3501 Chene Street. This will also be a public hearing on the Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Rates and the Drinking Water Revolving Fund Project. Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) customer service staff will be on-site to provide assistance.
Detroit Board of Water Commissioners
April 2020 Meeting
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
DWSD has identified one project area for pipe replacement or rehabilitation, WS-713 known as Jefferson Chalmers (referred to throughout this report as Jefferson Chalmers), that is in critical need of addressing the repeated water main breaks. DWSD has also retained the services of a consulting engineering firm to provide Capital Improvement Program Management. A centerpiece of the CIP is the development of a Capital Improvement Program Management Organization (CIPMO), which coordinates and executes capital project planning and implementation across multiple agencies responsible for infrastructure and community development.
Identification of capital improvements for two pilot areas was previously undertaken to establish the process by which capital planning and project implementation will occur across the City, including the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood. Under the CIP, planning work to renew and rehabilitate the water infrastructure for Jefferson Chalmers was recently conducted, and the following approaches were typically used: 1) assessing the condition of the infrastructure by direct field assessment/inspection; 2) assessing the performance of the infrastructure, using hydraulic modeling and other analytical tools; 3) comparing condition and performance to level of service benchmarks/goals; 4) identifying capital improvement requirements and prioritizing them based on agreed-upon parameters; and 5) developing a value-based CIP to identify prioritized needs. This project is being performed under DWSD’s CS-1812 and includes one contract for water distribution network rehabilitation and replacement. Work includes either rehabilitation or replacement of buried water infrastructure identified as a result of CIPMO’s condition assessment work performed in Jefferson Chalmers.