10 Year Capital Improvement Plan
The Capital Improvement Plan or CIP is the Commission's ten-year roadmap for creating, maintaining and funding present and future infrastructure requirements. The CIP addresses the Commission's needs related to the acquisition, expansion, and rehabilitation of long-lived facilities and infrastructure. The CIP serves as a planning instrument to identify needed capital expenditures and to coordinate the financing and timing of improvements in a way that maximizes the return to the customers.
The underlying strategy of the CIP is to plan for design, acquisition, construction, and maintenance of facilities necessary for the safe and efficient provision of water and wastewater services in accordance with policies, goals and objectives adopted by the Commission. A critical element of a balanced CIP is the provision of funds to both preserve or enhance existing facilities and provide new assets to respond to changing service needs and growth of the community.
The CIP is not the same as the Capital Budget. The Capital Budget represents the first year of the ten-year Capital Improvements Plan and once approved authorizes specific projects and appropriates, where applicable, specific funding for those projects for that fiscal year.
The Capital Budget is funded in accordance with the latest Cost Recovery Policy, through two primary revenue sources; Operating Revenues and Growth Related Revenues.
Growth Related Revenues - are funds collected through impact fees and used to fund direct costs of planning, designing, or constructing capital facilities that will be Extended & Expanded (E&E) for future customers.
Impact fees are charges assessed against new development to recover part of the capital costs of expanding the water and wastewater infrastructure to serve them. Considered as a capital-recovery charge, impact fees allow recovery of the capital costs of developing the new service directly from the customer who will benefit from the service.
Impact fees recover major capital costs associated with expanding water and wastewater service facilities, including but not limited to water treatment plants, storage facilities, pumps and distribution mains, wastewater collection, transmission, storage, treatment and disposal facilities, and other capital equipment.
Operating Revenues - are funds collected through rates and used to fund capital expenditures for the Renewal & Replacement (R&R) of existing facilities and infrastructure, as well as routine capital outlays for equipment such as vehicles and backhoes.
Please take a moment to review the FY2008 Capital Report as well as the FY2008 major projects featured in this section. If you have questions about any of the projects listed, feel free to contact us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or any email links on this site.
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Projects listed under the "Admin Group" are projects that support all utilities (water and wastewater), and are therefore funded with both water and wastewater E&E and R&R dollars. Asset classes for Admin Projects include: Distribution System; Information Technology; Laboratory; Facilities; Studies; Security; Relocations; Computer; Equipment; Vehicle.
Projects listed under the "Wastewater Group" are projects that support only wastewater assets, and are funded with wastewater R&R and E&E funds. Asset classes for Wastewater Projects include Pump Stations; Force Mains; Study; Collection; Treatment; Vehicles; and Equipment.
Projects listed under the "Water Group" are projects that support only water assets, and are funded with water R&R and E&E. Asset classes for Water Projects include Distribution System; Storage; Supply; Study; Treatment; Vehicles; and Equipment.