Pipes installed in the 1930s are now 50 years beyond their projected life span. We have 198,000 feet (38 miles) of pipe that is up to 50 years past its life expectancy! These pipes can no longer handle extreme pressure and are vulnerable to breaks.
We lose as much as 35% of the water that flows into our system due to leaky pipes. This results in a loss of water pressure in key parts of the system. New pipes will solve this problem and conserve water.
Limited Capacity for Economic Growth
New residents and businesses want to come here. But we cannot let them build because our current pipes are too small to meet the water volume they demand, and meet fire protection standards. We need bigger pipes so that we can grow.