Jones Edmunds provided facilities planning, permitting, funding assistance, design engineering, and construction-administration services to the City of Dunnellon for the City’s Wastewater System Improvements, which involved five phases planned to be completed over a 10-year period.
Jones Edmunds provided professional engineering and administrative services to help the City develop and evaluate water and wastewater rates and impact fees to fund existing and projected water and sewer connections for areas served by the City’s water and wastewater systems. The wastewater rates and impact fees included expected new sewer connections for areas proposed to be served and described by the FDEP SRF-Disadvantaged Small Communities Grant Application. The water and wastewater rates and the impact fees included connections in areas expected to be served in addition to the SRF wastewater grant project areas. We developed the water and wastewater rates for the 5-year, 10-year, and 20-year revenue requirements for the 2001 through 2020 planning period. This study, called the City of Dunnellon, Water/Wastewater Rate and Impact Fees Study, was finalized and approved by the City Council in January 2002.
Jones Edmunds was retained to develop a long-term Facility Plan for meeting the wastewater collection and treatment needs of the community. The Facility Plan evaluated the City’s existing wastewater collection and treatment facilities and provided recommendations for upgrading and expanding to meet the future needs of the City. The Facility Plan was submitted to and approved by FDEP.
The project consisted of providing sewer collection and transmission upgrades to areas currently on septic and upgrading the wastewater collection system and wastewater treatment plant to handle and process additional wastewater flows and loads.