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File #: 2021-2595   
Type: County Administrator Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/24/2021 Meeting Body Board of County Commissioners
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action:
Title: Request Approval to Submit the Lowell Area Central Water System Funding Request Through the Community Project Funding Program of Federal Appropriations
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A DOH_Community_Sampling_Plan_03.23.21, 2. Exhibit B Fire Station-Contamination Area-NW Gainesville Rd-03.23.21 - resized

 

SUBJECT:

Title

Request Approval to Submit the Lowell Area Central Water System Funding Request Through the Community Project Funding Program of Federal Appropriations

Body

 

INITIATOR:

DEPARTMENT:

Jeannie Rickman, Public Services Assistant County Administrator

Administration

 

DESCRIPTION/BACKGROUND:

The Lowell Area, located in Northwest Marion County, includes the Florida Fire College which has been identified with onsite groundwater contamination by perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), as well as soil contamination detected above the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (“FDEP”) provisional cleanup target levels. FDEP advised the Florida Department of Health (“DOH”) of these results and directed the DOH to develop and implement a community sampling plan. As of September 26, 2019, one-hundred seventy (170) supply wells have been sampled; water produced by fifteen (15) of these wells had levels of PFOA/PFOS above the Health Advisory Level. Exhibit “A” is the map of DOH’s sampling plan.

Marion County has developed a concept plan to extend a centralized potable water system into the Lowell Area which would provide clean drinking water to the citizens within the area. (Reference Exhibit “B” - Fire Contamination Area - NW Gainesville Road map). The proposed 12-inch water line extension is approximately 23,875 feet or 4.52 miles in length with valves, fire hydrants and a water booster station included. The estimated cost of design, permitting and construction is $3,446,105.

NW Gainesville Road Water Main Extension

Estimates based on bid prices received for previous water main projects

12" Water Main

 

Task

Cost

Design, Survey, and Permitting (15%)

$388,125

Construction

$2,637,500

Contingency (10%)

$420,480

Total

$3,446,105

 

The funding request will be submitted to our congressional leaders for consideration.  Under the Interior and Environmental Programming with the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 50% of matching funds may be required, although this has not been determined at yet. Staff is confident the matching funds will be available for completion of the above project through the American Rescue Plan funding allocation.

 

BUDGET/IMPACT:

None

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Recommended action

Motion to approve the request to submit the Lowell Area Central Water System project as a Federal appropriation request under the Interior and Environmental Program with the Federal Environmental Protection Agency.

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