Feb 11, 2024

Next step on Yoder water line proposal on County agenda

Posted Feb 11, 2024 12:00 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — As part of the Board of Reno County Commissioners meeting Wednesday, they will see an agreement for a consulting arrangement on the Yoder Water District 101 project.

According to agenda documents, Reno County has been working with Stuart Porter from Schwab Eaton for multiple years on the Reno County Water District No 101 (Yoder) water project. Mr. Porter has worked to come up with a grant for this project that will cover 60% of the cost and has verified the project is on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Intended Use Plan. The placement on the intended use plan qualifies the project to apply for a KDHE loan this fall that has the potential of a forgivable portion to the benefit of the district.

The agreement that is on the agenda is required for the county to move forward on the project with full design documents.

The remaining pieces of the project are for the design documents to be developed, applying for a KDHE loan, and an agreement with the City of Hutchinson for water rates. Once all of this is in place, the county will be able to go to bid on the project, receive approval of the contract by the county commission, and then begin the construction of the water line.

The Board of County Commissioners meets Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Veterans Room of the Reno County Courthouse.

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