The main purpose of this project is to replace aging, undersized waterlines in the older parts of the neighborhood, specifically near Agerter, Algonkin, Kiowa, Tillamook, Tolowa and Wapak Rd. and in most cases, relocating water mains to the front of the property, providing easier access for future maintenance. Property owners in some of the aforementioned areas may have signed a work agreement to allow for the relocation of their water service line from the backyard to the front yard. This project will also include the installation of fire hydrants in the older section as well as the addition of hydrants in chosen locations in the remainder of the neighborhood.
The current plan is for this project to be funded by the County District Fees currently being collected on the monthly water bill. Once this project is complete, water billing for the residents of Indianbrook will normalize and fall in line with other Allen Water District/County water customers.
**UPDATE** This project has been awarded to Degen Excavating and a letter was mailed to property owners on 8/24/2023 with an update of the tentative construction schedule. The current plan is for construction to begin the week of September 4th starting near the intersection of Tillamook and Hokan and heading west. That is subject to change.
If you reside in the Village of Harrod or Lafayette, you will want to complete the following if you have not already:
If you have any questions regarding the above steps, please contact our office at 419-996-4679.
If you live OUTSIDE the Villages but along the new waterline route and wish to connect, you will need to do all of the above as well as contact the Allen Water District to sign a Connection Agreement. Please contact our office at 419-996-4679.
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/restoration on Contracts A and B was complete. The elevated tank at Allen East is operational.
As of July 2023, the City of Lima has installed taps within the Village of Harrod and is now working to do the same in the Village of Lafayette.
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.