Projects

Projects

(Projects are listed by system – For more information on our systems, see our Service Area page)

Arrow Point

Gozzer Ranch and Arrow Point Infrastructure Improvements

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 in accordance with current Idaho Rules for Public Drinking Water Systems and Idaho Wastewater Rules.  Infrastructure improvements will 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 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 and relocated from the lake onto the shoreline.  The existing slow sand filtration treatment system will be upsized to a pre-adsorption clarifier direct filtration treatment system.  Additional pumping capacity of treated water to the service area will be required to ensure increased fire flow capacity is met.  Preliminary engineering estimates for 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 be benefitted by these improvements. 

The wastewater infrastructure improvements include upgrades and expansion to the collection and pumping systems at Arrow Point.  Preliminary engineering estimates for 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 be benefitted by these improvements. 

 When will the debt service charge appear on customer’s bills? 

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. 

In order 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 costs pertaining to infrastructure improvements, debt service fees will begin to be billed in the April 2021 billing cycle.

What is the estimated timeline for project completion? 

The District anticipates completion of these infrastructure projects in September 2022.  

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

Atlas Acres

  • No New Items.

East Seasons Acres

  • No New Items.

Gozzer Ranch

Gozzer Ranch and Arrow Point Infrastructure Improvements

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 in accordance with current Idaho Rules for Public Drinking Water Systems and Idaho Wastewater Rules.  Infrastructure improvements will 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 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 and relocated from the lake onto the shoreline.  The existing slow sand filtration treatment system will be upsized to a pre-adsorption clarifier direct filtration treatment system.  Additional pumping capacity of treated water to the service area will be required to ensure increased fire flow capacity is met.  Preliminary engineering estimates for 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 be benefitted by these improvements. 

The wastewater infrastructure improvements include upgrades and expansion to the collection and pumping systems at Arrow Point.  Preliminary engineering estimates for 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 be benefitted by these improvements. 

 When will the debt service charge appear on customer’s bills? 

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. 

In order 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 costs pertaining to infrastructure improvements, debt service fees will begin to be billed in the April 2021 billing cycle.

What is the estimated timeline for project completion? 

The District anticipates completion of these infrastructure projects in September 2022.  

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

Hayden Haven/Gem Shores

  • No New Items.

Honeysuckle Hills

  • No New Items.

Ohio Match

  • No New Items.

Ranch Valley

  • No New Items.

Rimrock

  • No New Items.

Twin Lakes

  • No New Items.

Valley Green

  • No New Items.

NKWD – Future Service Area Analysis

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