The El Dorado City Commission took a look at the Kansas Public Water Supply Loan Fund at its meeting Oct. 20.


The El Dorado City Commission took a look at the Kansas Public Water Supply Loan Fund at its meeting Oct. 20.

Cheryl Phillipi, with Professional Engineering Consultants, was on hand for the discussion.
Phillipi assists in seeking funds for projects.

"It has to do with phase one of the proposed water improvements to serve the northwest and west part of the community," Phillipi said.

The project would include 12-inch water line that completes a looping pattern.

It also would include the installation of a variable frequency dry booster pump station as
part of the industrial park improvements.

The total cost for the two projects would be $2.2 million.

The improvements would increase water pressure on the west side of town. Construction is supposed to happen in the spring of 2009 and this loan would provide funding at a good interest rate.

"It is under design right now," said Herb Llewellyn, city manager. "PEC is designing it as we speak."

They also are coordinating it with the Boyer Road project.

As part of the requirements, the city had to hold a public hearing for 15 minutes. The only comment was a question of where the new water tower will be located.

Although it is not in this phase, Llewellyn said they envision it on the west side of town, probably outside of the community on a high spot.

After the public hearing closed, the commission approved a resolution to complete the application to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for the for loan 5-0.