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Case Studies: SWIFT Funds for Municipal Conservation in City of Keller & City of Bedford

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Presentation by William Moriarty P.E. and Tom Hoover P.E at the 2016 SWIFT Funding Workshop in Weslaco, Texas.

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Case Studies: SWIFT Funds for Municipal Conservation in City of Keller & City of Bedford

  1. 1. Two SWIFT Case Studies • City of Bedford, TX (2015) • City of Keller, TX (2016)
  2. 2. Project Team • William Moriarty, P.E. • Thomas Hoover, P.E.
  3. 3. 1. First SWIFT application submitted 2. First Water Conservation application 3. First SWIFT project under construction 4. SWIFT Related State Water Plan Amendment (tied for first) Pioneers
  4. 4. City of Bedford, Texas BEDFORD, TX
  5. 5. City of Bedford • 165 miles of 8 to 12-inch water main • 90% cast iron or A.C. • Breaks increasing by 40% per year
  6. 6. • Wanted to complete AMR system • Installed 1,000 meters in incremental fashion • Replace excessively leaking pipes City of Bedford
  7. 7. City of Bedford Amending the State Water Plan
  8. 8. City of Bedford • $90 Million commitment • $30 Million closed • Interest rate = 2.5% • Savings = $11 Million
  9. 9. City of Keller, Texas KELLER, TX
  10. 10. City of Keller • $12.6 Million commitment • $4.2 Million closed • Interest rate = 1.1% • Savings = $1.7 Million
  11. 11. City of Keller • First non-native pioneers migrated from Missouri i 8 ’s • Railroad allowed town to prosper • Population 47,000 • Aged water system • Almost 286 miles of water mains, pipes range fro ” to ” • Consistently named one of the best cities to live, raise a family, and safest cities of its size
  12. 12. Keller – The Problem • Excessive Leakage in older, problem pipe categories • Aged, deteriorated water system • Polybutylene Services
  13. 13. Replacement Mains TYPE OF MAIN: LENGTH OF MAIN IN FEET: Asbestos Cement (AC) 47,095 Cast Iron 944 Thin Wall PVC (Class Pipe) 13,139 Galvanized Steel 1,068 Polybutylene Services 1,560 TOTAL 63,806
  14. 14. Replacement Mains
  15. 15. From the most current state water plan: A e ha ced ater loss co trol progra ay i clude comprehensive water loss audits, active leak detection and repair, pressure control, replacement of water mains that are a significant source of water loss, implementation/installation of automatic meter reading (AMR) technology, implementation/installation of an advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) system to significantly reduce water loss, or other measures dee ed appropriate to pre e t or reduce ater loss. Enhanced Water Loss Control Program
  16. 16. City of Keller Perspective • Bedford vs. Keller Application • Did not have to amend the State Water Plan • Application Process is now On-Line • Easy for various professionals to add their sections (Finance, Engineering)
  17. 17. Keller vs. Bedford Application KELLER: BEDFORD: Amount: $12.6 million $90 million Main Replacement: 12 miles 150 miles AMR: No Yes Design: Yes Yes Program Management: Yes Yes Planning: Yes Yes Incremental Loan Closings: Yes Yes Categorical Exclusion: Yes Yes
  18. 18. Advantages of SWIFT Funding • Fast Approval • Better Rules, no federal cross cutters • Flexible • The TWDB has professionals who are very helpful, responsive • TWDB willing to work closely with water systems
  19. 19. SWIFT Observations The ale dar is our e e y… Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Thanksgiving SWIFT Abridged Application Due City Budget Adopted Christmas New Year
  20. 20. SWIFT Observations The ale dar is still our e e y… Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Full Application Abridged Application Closing
  21. 21. SWIFT Observations Organization is your ally.
  22. 22. SWIFT Observations AMR is a o rai er…
  23. 23. SWIFT Observations You a id sole sour e…
  24. 24. SWIFT Observations SWIFT will let you upsize pipes… ay e.
  25. 25. SWIFT Observations SWIFT will let you patch the street, but will not fund full roadway replacement.
  26. 26. SWIFT Soft Costs • Planning • Design • Project Management PLANNING DESIGN PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  27. 27. Savings Calculator Online • Visit: http://www.twdb.texas.gov/financial/programs/SWIFT/index.asp • Savings is roughly 12% in repayment costs • $10 million dollar 20 year SWIFT loan saves about $965,000 at today’s rates E tity saves roughly % of Boards’ ost of fu ds
  28. 28. Savings Calculator Online http://www.twdb.texas.gov/financial/index.asp
  29. 29. SWIFT Got… • Better • Faster • Smoother SWIFT GOT SWIFTER!
  30. 30. Keep i i d… • This program is only for water projects • Your project must be listed in the most current State Water Plan • TWDB reviews bidding documents • TWDB releases funds from your escrow account based upon milestones of the project
  31. 31. Questions? Contact: William B. Moriarty, PE wmoriarty08@gmail.com (512) 422-3731

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