WasteWater System & Water System Plans
The City of Moses Lake Comprehensive Wastewater Plan - 2015 is updated from the 1994 Sewer System Master Plan and is developed to provide an analysis of the current condition and status of the wastewater system and to provide guidance to the Moses Lake City Council, City Management, Developers and staff in preparation for the next twenty years. The plan has been written to meet the requirements of WAC 173-240-050 (Submission of General Plan). The plan should be considered a "living" document, in that the City's wastewater treatment facilities will be reevaluated and the utilities capital improvements will be scheduled as necessary to accommodate future needs and growth of the wastewater system as it occurs. The plan provides for the necessary framework for the City to respond to changes.
The 2015 City of Moses Lake Water System Plan (WSP) was developed to provide an analysis of the current condition and status of the water utility and to provide guidance to the Moses Lake City Council, City Management, and staff in preparation for the next 20 years of utility service. The plan should be considered a "living" document, in that specific actions and recommendations may need to be tailored or modified to future needs and growth as they occur. The plan does, however, provide the necessary framework for the City to respond to changes.
The plan looks closely at the specific needs of the utility over the next 6 year period and describes the general needs for the next 20 year period as required by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).
The plan includes the following:
- Criteria for the water system design and performance are identified. In all cases, the criteria meet, and often exceed, the minimum standards of the DOH for water system performance.
- The water distribution system was hydraulically modeled using the WaterCad computer analysis software. The results of various conditions indicate that the current distribution system is sufficient and will meet the utility's needs for the future with minor improvements. However, piping improvements are required due to service area expansions.
- Significant capital improvements for the planning period primarily to meet growth demands are identified. Estimated costs and an implementation schedule for projects is documented. Key elements for improvement include additional wells, pump stations and piping improvements.
- A review of financial records from 2010 to 2014 is provided. Records indicate the water utility revenues exceed costs during the period and expenses for operation have remained stable over this period and are expected to remain stable.
- Documentation and discussion of the current water utility organization and operation is included.