This project was initiated through requests made by the Villages of Lafayette and Harrod to the Allen Water District to determine how to best serve these communities with public water. The project consists of constructing a waterline with fire hydrants from Westminster to the Villages of Harrod and Lafayette serving all residents of both Harrod and Lafayette.
On June 26, 2019, an Informational Meeting was held with property owners who live within the Villages of Harrod and Lafayette to provide some general project information.
On July 11, 2019, the Village Councils of Harrod and Lafayette passed legislation necessary to move forward with the East Regional Waterline Improvement Project.
In early August, field survey work as well as soil borings began and continued through September. This preliminary engineering work is necessary for design and will be completed by Prime AE Group, Inc. and DLZ, Inc.
On August 27, 2019, the District conducted another Informational Meeting for property owners along the waterline route who live outside the Villages of Harrod and Lafayette.
As of October 2019, the tentative schedule for the East Regional Waterline Improvement Project has been revised. The updated timeline provides for the application of funding essential to maintaining a reasonable cost to property owners as well as allows the project to be bid during a more favorable time of year.
In early 2020 the District received a public water request from a property owner along S. Wapak Road. In the interest of providing water to this property and others in the area, the District is currently researching a potential waterline project which would connect existing waterlines on S. Wapak Road and W. Breese Road. This project would also benefit the existing system by providing a loop.
An Interest Survey was mailed to property owners along the proposed route on June 23, 2020 with responses requested by July 13, 2020.