The Village of Waggoner’s water distribution system was aging and undersized leading to ever increasing operation and maintenance costs and numerous boil orders. The average water loss within the distribution system during a one year period exceeded 35% and directly impacted the ability of the Village to generate enough water to meet the demand. Due to the small size of the Village and the fact that most mains were in poor condition, undersized, and at the end of their useful life, replacement of the entire distribution system was deemed the appropriate course of action.
Prairie Engineers administered the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Community Development Assistance Program (DCEO CDAP) funding for this project. Through previous employment, several staff members were involved in the planning, design, permitting, and construction phases of this project as well. Planning included preparation of a Preliminary Engineering Report and Environmental Report for use with the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant and loan program for water infrastructure.