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Arrow Point and Gozzer Ranch

Gozzer Ranch and Arrow Point Infrastructure Improvements

Update – April 26, 2021

North Kootenai Water and Sewer District has initiated necessary drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects to serve the Gozzer Ranch and Arrow Point service areas.   Improvements will further optimize drinking water and wastewater services to these areas and are required for the District to continue to operate per current Idaho Rules for Public Drinking Water Systems and Idaho Wastewater Rules.  Infrastructure improvements are to be financed through a revenue bond approved by the District electorate on November 3, 2020.   

Provided below are answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the improvement projects, upcoming debt service charges, and the timeline for project completion:

What are the projects?  How will debt service charges be billed?    

As per Board-approved Resolution 20-18, Section 7, posted at www.nkwsd.com, the revenue bond approved by District electorate on November 3, 2020 “will be payable solely out of rates and charges, and all other income, earnings, and revenue from Gozzer Ranch and Arrow Point service areas.”

Because the not to exceed six-million-dollar revenue bond is necessary to complete two separate improvement projects directly benefiting the Gozzer Ranch and Arrow Point service areas, the monthly debt service charge will be determined based on the improvement benefit received as detailed below:

The drinking water infrastructure improvement project is driven by updated fire flow capacity requirements within the Gozzer service area.  As fire flow is provided to customers through the potable water system supplied by Lake Coeur d’Alene, intake pumps and potable surface water treatment components will be upgraded to supply additional capacity.  Intake pumps will be upsized.  The existing slow sand filtration treatment system will be upsized to a pre-adsorption clarifier direct filtration treatment system.  The additional pumping capacity of treated water to the service area will be required to ensure increased fire flow capacity is met.  Estimates for the successful completion of these required improvements is $4.5 million.  The annual debt service for repayment of this portion of the revenue bond will be divided among all actively served connections east of Highway 97, which are the customers that will directly benefit from these improvements. 

The wastewater infrastructure improvements include upgrades and expansion to the collection and pumping systems at Arrow Point.  Estimates for the successful completion of these required improvements is $1.5 million.  The annual debt service assessment for repayment of this portion of the revenue bond will be divided among all actively served connections west of Highway 97, which are the customers that will directly benefit from these improvements. 

Information on the debt service assessment and annual re-evaluation.  

The debt service charge was approved by the District Board of Directors as per Resolution 2021-03 on February 18, 2021, following a public rate hearing. 

To bring these projects to a “shovel-ready” status, engineering plans and specifications are currently being drafted for submittal to the State of Idaho, Department of Environmental Quality for review and approval.   Because the District has already incurred engineering design costs on infrastructure improvements, billing of debt service fees charges began with the April billing cycle.

The District Board of Directors and staff will re-evaluate the debt service in October 2021 and annually thereafter.  As the number of active connections (customers) on the Gozzer Ranch and Arrow Point systems increases, the debt service will be re-calculated to ensure all active connections pay their fair share. 

What is the estimated timeline for project completion? 

The project will be completed in phases.  The first two phases include upgrades to the slow sand filtration treatment system and the Arrow Point wastewater collection system.  Project construction of the first two phases is scheduled to begin this year.   The District is striving toward the completion of these infrastructure projects in September 2022.  

Who do I call if I have questions or comments?

District staff may be reached directly at 208-687-6593.

Comments may also be emailed to the District at ContactUs@nkwsd.com

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