THE SILVER SPRINGS MUTUAL WATER COMPANY








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Infrastructure Projects

 
DEODAR WELL REPLACEMENT PROJECT - 2017

Construction of the new Deodar Well will begin November 2017.  The new well will be a 360 foot deep 14 inch diameter stainless steel cased municipal production supply well.
For engineer and contractor information, (click here)

**This project received funding from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Program which is financially supported by the State of Nevada and the EPA**



                                                            2015 - 2016

               HYDROGEOLOGIC TESTING and EXPLORATORY DRILLING PROJECT
                                              At the Deodar Well Site
                                               
This project will provide water quality benefits for Silver Springs, Nevada community residents and businesses

The Hydrogeologic Testing and Exploratory Drilling Project will identify the preferred location and design for a new water supply well.  Detailed Hydrogeologic testing of the active well field and regional water resources will be conducted to review the existing data, water quality sampling/testing of wellhead discharge, downhole discrete interval testing and surveys of existing wells to identify a new source of supply.

The current water system continues to use three of five water system wells that do not provide excess demand capacity for system.  The two unused wells are no longer operational due to poor water quality and low production capacity.  The remaining three operational wells are beyond their service life and must be replaced to meet existing system demands, provide affordable water and prevent catastrophic well failure that would result in an interruption of service to our water system users.  Well and water system improvements will ultimately lead to greater water conservation within the SSMWC's service area and encourage consolidation of domestic well users and smaller water systems that do not meet maximum contaminant levels (MCLs).

Drought protection is critical for the water system wells as the Carson River watershed is experiencing increasing demands during periods of decreased precipitation and recharge from climate change.

The water from most of the systems wells require removal of arsenic resulting in significant annual costs for additional pumping and treatment.  Installation of additional wells that do not require treatment will significantly decrease annual operating costs.

Objectives of the project are to replace capacity of existing wells, decrease system water treatment requirements, decrease drawdown at well sites in well field, provide alternate source area if infrastructure failure occurs, provide alternate source area in event of source water contamination and to provide greater protection from contaminants.

       **Financed by the Nevada Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. (DWSRF)**

SSMWC has received a principal **forgiveness loan** in the amount of (not to exceed) $500,000 from the Nevada Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
                                         **100% of the principal is forgiven**
**The loan funds will be used for hydrogeologic testing and exploratory drilling to demonstrate if the current Deodar Well site can support a new production well and if sufficient funds remain (up to a maximum of $500,000), the SSMWC will drill and construct a new well at this site and re-use all of the newly installed well appurtenances**

The project began in September 2015 and is scheduled for completion in early Summer of 2016.



     SILVER SPRINGS WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT - Update 9/2015

The construction of our new 1 million gallon water tank has been completed and is now up and running.  Upgrades to the Deodar well site and water line looping on the east side of the water system have also been completed and are now serving our customers.
**Loan and grant funds for this project provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) **

This much needed improvement project provides additional water storage for system demand shortfalls during our high peak demand periods (summer months).  Public safety and available water supply were the main reasons behind this project.  The additional tank will offer greater fire protection by reduced risk to loss of property and life; the Silver Springs community will be adequately protected with this new tank.

With additional storage, the system operators will be able to better manage the supply of water. Our system requires that the water be treated to meet drinking water quality standards.  Having the water pass through the water treatment plant creates problems during peak demand periods; trying to keep up with demand has become difficult as water storage in the tank rapidly diminishes. 

The looping of the system will benefit the current customers of the SSMWC by providing a more efficient water supply and to maintain the quality of the water supply. 

Improvements to water systems have one goal and that is to maintain existing water resources and to protect water quality so that they will be able to meet current human demand for fresh, clean water.

LAKE WELL SOLAR PROJECT
(1880 Lake Avenue) 

The Silver Springs Mutual Water Company was awarded a grant from NV Energy through their SolarGenerations Program for installation of a Ground Mount PV Solar System.

Installing an energy saving solar system will significantly reduce our future annual energy costs while helping to reduce our carbon footprint.

The installation work began on September 4, 2013 by Briggs Electric Inc. and was completed on October 15, 2013.


To view a site plan of the Lake Well Solar Project, please click here.


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