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  5.       
City Council Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 06/14/2022  

BACKGROUND
Per the City’s Public Works Design Guide, water supply mains in the water distribution system shall be looped.  Currently, the water system has dead end lines along Ware Seguin, Lower Seguin, Pfeil, and N. Graytown Road.  To remedy this, the City intends to engage Unintech Consulting Engineers, Inc., one of the City’s on call Engineers, to provide design, bid, and construction phase engineering services to construct looped water lines.  Unintech Consulting Engineers is familiar with the location of these proposed loop lines and is qualified to providing these services.  

 
GOAL
The goal of Resolution 22-R-52 is to authorize an agreement with Unintech Consulting Engineers to complete the required engineering services to provide a two looped water lines along Ware Seguin, Lower Seguin, Pfeil, and N. Graytown Roads.
 
COMMUNITY BENEFIT
A looped distribution system serves multiple purposes, including that it prevents water from becoming stagnant within the system, reduces and/or eliminates the need to flush dead end lines to maintain chlorine residuals, as well as allows operators to limit the number of water outages during maintenance or repairs.  Construction of these water main segments will also make water service available to currently undeveloped areas and portions of parcels to which there is no direct access to a public water system. 
 
SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDED ACTION
Staff recommends that the City Council approve Resolution 22-R-52, authorizing a project agreement with Unintech Consulting Engineers, Inc., for design, bid, and construction phase engineering services.

 
FISCAL IMPACT
Funding for the design work with the base amount of $186,973 and a not to exceed amount of $200,000 has been allocated from the City’s Water and Sewer Construction Reserves. Funding for the easement acquisition and construction of the utility relocations will be handled separately and is currently estimated to be $1.8 million. 

 
RECOMMENDATION
Staff recommends that the City Council approve Resolution 22-R-52, authorizing a project agreement with Unintech Consulting Engineers, Inc., for design, bid, and construction phase engineering services for the Ware Seguin to Lower Seguin and Pfeil Road to N. Graytown Road looped waterline project.

 
Attachments
Schertz Ware Seguin Loop and Pfeil Rd Waterlines Proposal 2022-03-15
Schertz Ware Seguin Loop and Pfeil Rd Waterline EJCDC Work Order
Resolution 22-R-52

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