Submitted Application for a 2017 CIP Project

AppID7069
I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Lost City Museum: Sewer pipe / plumbing replacement
2. Project Description (One Sentence): This project will replace sinking sewer pipes underground outside the museum building and drain pipes in the 1935 area of the museum building and in the archaeology lab in order to stop sewage leakage into the ground, to eliminate the health and discomfort issue of sewer gas odors, and to restore usage of the staff/docent bathroom and the lab sink.
3a. Project Location: County: Clark
3b. Project Location: City: Overton
4. Department (department requesting project): Cultural Affairs
5. Division (division requesting project): Museums & History
6. Agency (agency requesting project): Lost City Museum
7. Agency contact person: Jerrie Clarke, Janie Shakespear
8. Contact phone: 702-397-2193
9. Contact email: lostcity@nevadaculture.org
The Department ranking of this project:
10. The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (e.g., If 5 projects were submitted by the Department a ranking of 1 would be assigned to the most important or most needed project and a ranking of 5 would be the least needed project). 3
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 9964
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended) 0267PLM1, 0267INT3
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
16. Project Description: The scope of this project is to replace eroding metal drain pipes from the connections currently and formerly attached to fixtures in the 1935 part of the museum building, the pipes in the walls connecting the drains to the sewer pipe, and the plastic sewer pipe underground outside of the building to the spot behind the museum where it joins the sewer pipe from the 1997 restrooms. This sewer pipe was replaced when the 1997 sewer from the new (in 1997) restrooms were installed. In addition, the drain pipe attached to the archaeology lab sink was either crushed or capped during the installation of the restrooms, making that sink unusable. The new plumbing will create a need for new fixtures in the staff/docent restroom. The aged toilet and sink should be replaced. The bathtub can be removed and replaced with a single shower stall.
17. Project Justification: Most of these pipes were installed in 1935 when the building was constructed. The kitchen and bathroom have been remodeled but the toilet matches photographs of those from the 1930s. The metal pipes are crumbling and have out-lived their useful lives. If sewage is seeping into the ground, as it was found to be from the kitchen sink and appears to be when viewed in plumber's snake cameras, it causes a hazard to the surrounding ground and to the groundwater, which could become a legal issue. This bathroom is much more convenient than the public restrooms on the other side of the building for staff with offices in that area and for the older docents. It is necessary to retain use of the kitchen that now has a good plastic drain (see below). It is now the staff/docent lunch/snack room and the prep area for receptions and events. It is essential for the success of the museum to have this work area. Otherwise the coffee pot would have to be filled and serving dish cleanup would have to be done in the restroom. Because the lab/workroom sink is not working (Bombard couldn't tell if the drain was disintegrated or filled with debris left from washing excavated artifacts), the curator/archaeologist washes artifacts and the exhibit preparatory washes paint brushes in the kitchen sink, creating a potential health hazard. It would be much better to be able to use the lab sink.
18. Project Background Information: A bathroom fixtures are old and the bathroom is not ADA compliant. A remodel has been requested for several years. The sewer line was replaced in 1997 but is now sinking in 2 areas. In 2013, it was discovered that the water in the kitchen drain wasn't emptying into the sewer line. A plumber discovered that the metal pipe in the wall under the sink was disintegrating and was leaking into the ground. He bypassed the drain pipe with a new one and joined it to the sewer line. Because the bathroom drain was plugged he also tried to snake it. He stopped when he hit a corner because the plumber and the museum staff were all afraid that the snake would break the pipe if forced. The drain was left open to empty into a bucket under the sink. For a few years, during rainy days or as the weather began to warm up, a sewer odor would be smelled in the 1935 area of the museum building. It was originally the caretakers quarters. It become very strong in the last 2 years (2014-15) causing staff in that wing to not feel well. A plumber was hired to snake the outside pipes with a camera and found that a section of the pipe in 2 different locations had sunk and these sections were filled with toilet paper and waste. In very late 2015, the sewer gas became so oppressive, that it was reported to Administrator of Museums and History Peter Barton who reported it to Risk Management. Ken Scarborough visited, capped some p-drains eliminating most of the odor, and arranged for a smoke test. Bombard Mechanical technicians ran a camera through the sewer lines, finding the sunken sections. The smoke test showed leaks in the pipes in the building. Museum staff does not have the results of the smoke test. However, it was apparent during the test that there is a broken pipe in the wall of the closet (former bathroom) off the room that is now the director's office. The bathroom was removed in the early 2000s and the pipes were capped. The drain from the sink in the lab/workroom stopped working after the public restrooms were installed in 1997. The FCA addresses the bathroom remodel but there was no awareness of the drain and sewer problems at that time.
19. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
19a. Type of equipment to be replaced: sewer pipes, drains, and bathroom fixtures.
19b. Year existing equipment was installed: ca. 1935. lab sink in 1973. sewer line in 1997.
19c. Manufacturer of existing equipment:
19d. Model of existing equipment:
19e. Are there any known hazardous materials? No
Environmental Considerations
20a. Hazardous Materials (Asbestos, Lead Paint, etc.):
20b. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
21. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): The sewer lines will continue to decay and leak water into the ground becoming an environmental issue. The lines may be capped off by Risk Management making the kitchen sink that is crucial to museum staff no longer useable. The sink installed specifically for cleaning archaeological artifacts and paint brushes is unusable. This work will continue to be done in the kitchen sink or the restroom if we lose use of the kitchen.
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
22. Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay): Leakage into the ground water by a broken sewer pipe can cause environmental and liability issues.
23. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
23a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? Unknown
23b. Explain: The pipes run beside and behind the museum so will not likely affect visitor access to the museum and parking. The outdoor exhibits are on the other side of the museum. If walls must be opened to replace pipe, staff in that area will have to temporarily move to another office. There will be a only a small if any impact on staffs ability to work as usual.
23c. Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? Unknown
23d. What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? 12/31/2017
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date? This has been going on for some time and is a problem. It would be nice to have it begin as soon after FY 2018 begins as possible.
III. Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources Section 
Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
24. Land (if land must be purchased):
25. Offsite construction:
26. On-site Development:
27. Utility connection fees:
28. Water rights deeded:
29. Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:
30. Specialty equipment:
31. Data and network equipment:
32. Telephone equipment costs:
33. Moving:
34. Renovation of vacated space:
35a. Correction of known deficiencies: 175,000
35b. (describe deficiencies) Deteriorating sewer pipes.
36a. Any known commitments:
36b. (describe commitments)
37a. Known hazardous material abatement:
37b. (describe hazardous materials)
38. Total project costs: 175,000
NOTE: COSTS FOR EXTENDED LEASE AGREEMENTS MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR OPERATING BUDGET
39. Proposed funding of total project cost:
39a. Agency:
39b. Federal
39c. State 175,000
39d. Other/Donor
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
39f. Total: 175,000
40. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 39a, 39b, or 39c funding sources are providing funds.
40a. Name
40b. Phone Number
40c. Email Address
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
41. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres)
42. Will this project require new parking spaces? No
43. Are utilities available to site? Yes
44. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? Unknown
45. Are there any required offsite improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? No
46. Is the site in a flood plain? No
47. Is the site in an airport impact zone? No
48. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? No
49. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? Unknown
50. Will the site require an environmental assessment? No
51. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? No
52. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid? No
53. Will any water rights need to be deeded? No
54. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? No
55. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
56a. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): No
56b. Describe Site Considerations:
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
57. Has any architectural programming occurred?
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project)
58. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? No
59. Usable Square footage required (including storage space)
59a. New Construction SF:
59b. Remodel/Renovation SF:
59c. Addition SF
59d.Total project SF:
60. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Assembly
61. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility: 8
62. Approximate number of visitors per day: 75
63. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? No
64. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (e.g., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks): No
65. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate?
66. List of required facilites (laboratory space, classroom space, office space, conference rooms, cafeterias, maintenance shops, garages) and any unusual related equipment required for your project:

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