Kachina Village Improvement DistrictCiviltec is working with the Kachina Village Improvement District (KVID) in Flagstaff, Arizona to prepare new Water and Wastewater Master Plans. The project is scheduled to be completed in late 2016 with the Draft editions of the Water and Wastewater Master Plans due near the end of January 2016.

The project involves collecting field data (water valves, equipment information, sewer manholes, etc.) for incorporation into a GIS mapping system. Once mapped, the GIS data will be used to prepare a water system model using Bentley WaterGems software and a wastewater system model using Bentley SewerGems software.

“This is an exciting project for a rural client with the same infrastructure rehabilitation needs as any large City,” said Civiltec Senior Engineer David Prinzhorn. “Our understanding of water and wastewater operations and maintenance affords Civiltec a unique perspective to assist this client with their long-term goals of providing a safe & reliable water supply and trouble-free wastewater services.”

Additional work on this Kachina Village Improvement District project includes:

  • reviewing current utility operations and maintenance practices
  • assessing current equipment conditions
  • preparing a 20-year Capital Improvement Plan
  • planning for future population growth, water demands, and wastewater generation
  • an analysis of historic energy usage and development of recommendations to decrease operating costs
  • performing an assessment of the current and future regulatory environment and requirements
  • assisting in the development of a Water Conservation Program

The Kachina Village Improvement District project team consists of: Chris Dusza, PE (Principal); W. David Byrum, PE (Project Manager); David Prinzhorn, PE (Senior Engineer); Andrew Shroads, PE (Project Engineer); Doug Terrill, EIT (Staff Designer); Ken Davidson, RLS (Surveyor), and Ben Tilman, RLS (Surveyor).