Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. was first retained by the Walker County Rural Water Supply Corporation (WCRWSC) to perform a study on the Crabbs Prairie Service Area in response to distribution system pressure issues. Over the next several years, SPI provided engineering services related to a Water Quality Study, other Service Area Studies, and were selected to provide the Engineering services for a Community Development Block Grant project to provide first time water service to a rural area. Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. has continued to provide Engineering services to the WCRWSC since that time. From all Engineering services related to a $4.8 million System Improvements Project to a ten minute phone call question about an individual service, SPI has been available to the District on an as-needed basis. In 2004, the WCRWSC underwent the conversion to become Walker County Special Utility District.
The initial Water Service Area Studies provided a foundation for analysis of the capital needs for the District over a design period. The District’s Board of Directors periodically request updates as to the Capital Improvement Plan for a forward look into potential funding sources, whether it is potential grants, loans, or in-house funds. This information is utilized to examine the District’s rate structure to make sure revenues are adequate to provide for future needs.
Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. has assisted the District in securing or applying for several different sources of funds. The District has funded projects through its own resources (reserve funds), Community Development Block Grants (sponsored by Walker County), Disaster Recovery Funds, Texas Department of Transportation Utility Relocation Funds, Texas Water Development Board Rural Water Assistance Fund, and United States Department of Agriculture-Rural Development funds.
Projects completed or in the design phase include five groundwater well projects, two elevated storage tanks, two ground storage tanks, new hydropneumatic tank, ten high service pumps, two emergency generator projects, various planning studies, and over twenty-seven miles of transmission and distribution lines. Our professional relationship remains intact today.
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