Clarion Water Distribution System

Clarion, IA | Water


ISG provided a comprehensive WaterCAD Distribution System Modeling and Preliminary Engineering Report identifying critical improvements needed to the City of Clarion’s water distribution system and assisted with securing funding resources to realize three significant infrastructure projects.


The City of Clarion needed to analyze and correct water distribution infrastructure needs within a low-to-moderate-income (LMI) housing area as they prepared to submit a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to support identified repairs to the neighborhood.


ISG’s analysis, outlined in the Preliminary Engineering Report from the WaterCAD Distribution System Modeling, identified a strategy to eliminate many of the 2-inch, dead-end water mains, replace them with a minimum water main size of 6 inches, and loop locations to significantly increase water quality and quantity in the area. This solution addressed water main break problem areas, which was a reoccurring issue within the neighborhood.

ISG’s funding experts guided the City through the pre-design and application for a $600,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the water main improvement project. In addition, the City completed design and construction of a second, back up well to replace an existing well at risk of failing and is currently in design of a new water treatment facility. All three projects were funded with additional assistance of CDBG and a State Revolving Fund loan. Estimated costs for all three projects include approximately $1.6 million for the water mains, $1.2 million for the well, and $7 million for the water plant.

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