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.
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.
In October 2019, the tentative schedule for the East Regional Waterline Improvement Project was revised.
In July/August 2020, the District sent out mailings to property owners where temporary and/or permanent easements are being requested. The District is working on acquiring these easements which are necessary for construction/maintenance of the waterline. This is a crucial step in preparing to bid the project. If you have received this paperwork in the mail, please contact the District.
The bid opening was held on Friday, June 18, 2021 as follows for each contract:
Contract A 10:00 a.m.
Contract B 10:30 a.m.
Contract C 11:00 a.m.
The three contracts, A, B and C, have been awarded to the following contractors:
Contract A - Underground Utilities, Inc.
Contract B - Underground Utilities, Inc.
Contract C - Maguire Iron, Inc.
Notice of Awards have been issued to the respective contractors and a pre-construction meeting was held September 16th.
Construction began in late September 2021.
As of January 2023, waterline installation on Contracts A and B is complete and restoration has been finished. Tank erection (Contract C at Allen East Schools) is completed and painting/restoration are scheduled to be finished in the Spring.
This project consists of a 150,000 gallon, 179' tall pedesphere elevated water storage tank to be constructed to assist with stabilizing pressures and remedying occasional sputtering in the area as well as supplying fire flows and pressures necessary to support a fire suppression system for a local business expansion which will create jobs. This elevated tank will also assist with creating the necessary flows/pressures needed for future expansion and development.
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