GALLUP CITY COUNCIL
Jackie McKinney, Mayor
Linda Garcia, Councilor, Dist. 1 Allan Landavazo, Councilor, Dist. 2
Yogash Kumar, Councilor, Dist. 3 Fran Palochak, Councilor, Dist. 4
Maryann Ustick, City Manager
Curtis Hayes, City Attorney
Summary: The City of Gallup has historically relied on ground water to provide drinking water to its residents. When the Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project is complete and online in 2024, the City will transition from mineralized and alkaline ground water to a softer, less alkaline surface water source. This change in water chemistry has the potential to affect the pipes in the City’s older water distribution network, as well as plumbing in homes and businesses. In order to study the effects from this change in water chemistry and plan for management practices and engineered solutions to protect the health of its residents and any adverse impacts to infrastructure from this change in water chemistry, the City Council approved up to $150,000 in its FY 2018 ICIP Budget.
DePauli Engineering Services (DES) has an On-Call Contract with the City which will allow for the completion of this study. As the City has CH2M under a Design, Build, Operate (DBO) Contract for the operation of its Wastewater Plant, and CH2M has nationally recognized experts in the field of water quality, water distribution system corrosion and the effects of changing water sources on water system infrastructure, CH2M has agreed to work as a subcontractor to DES to conduct this study.
City Staff request that a time and materials award be made to DPE, with CH2M as a DPE Subcontractor to conduct this water distribution blending study.
As such, an additional $16,000 is required from General Services:
~$11,000 for the parking ice melt system.
~$ 5,000 for fiscal agency cost.
General Services has made the additional funding required available from LI 603-1016-414.48-45.Recommendation: