Submitted Application for a 2019 CIP Project

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Marlette/Hobart Water System - Marlette Dam repairs and regrade
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Marlette dam repair/regrade top and both slopes of the dam, enclose discharge valves, repair spillway, repair leaks on discharge pipe through dam, rip rap material on both sides of dam for erosion.
3a. Project Location: County: Washoe
3b. Project Location: City: Other
4. Department (department requesting project): Administration
5. Division (division requesting project): Buildings & Grounds
6. Agency (agency requesting project): N/A
7. Agency contact person: Jerry Walker & Ron Cothran
8. Contact phone: Jerry (775) 690-8214 & Ron (775) 690-8207
9. Contact email: &
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). 1
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 9895
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended)
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
16. Project Description: Marlette dam repair/regrade top and both slopes of the dam, enclose discharge valves, repair spillway, repair leaks on discharge pipe through dam, rip rap material on both sides of dam for erosion.
17. Project Justification: The water system has not been maintained for over 70 years and the equipment is beyond its useful life expectancy.
18. Project Background Information: The System is a historic water system originally constructed in the mid-1870’s to provide water to Virginia City, and was authorized for purchase by the 1963 Legislature from the Curtiss-Wright Corporation at a cost of $1.65 million. Originally, water was conveyed via a wooden flume from Marlette Lake through the Incline Tunnel to “Red House” and traveled another 4 ½ miles to the “Lakeview Tanks”. The wooden flume structure has been removed and the adjacent trail, named the “Flume Trail”, remains for visitors to bike and explore this historic area. The adjoining lands to the Marlette Water System are administered and controlled by State Parks. Today the System provides raw water to Carson City and Storey County. In fact, it is the only source of water for Virginia City, Gold Hill and Silver City, and is piped to Storey County’s system through the 141year old, “inverted siphon” that runs down from the storage tank at Lakeview, under the 395/I-580 freeway, and up the east side of Washoe Valley to the 5-mile reservoir near Virginia City.
19. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
19a. Type of equipment to be replaced: Water System Infrastructure
19b. Year existing equipment was installed: mid - 1870s
19c. Manufacturer of existing equipment: Unknown
19d. Model of existing equipment: Unknown
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): Catastrophic failure of the water system that serves Carson City, Virginia City, Gold Hill and Silver City.
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): Without the Marlette water system much of Carson City, and all of Virginia City, Gold Hill and Silver City will be unhabitable without water.   
23. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
23a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
23b. Explain:
23c. Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? No
23d. What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? FY19
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date? If the water system has a failure it will affect many of the occupants of Carson City with a population of 54,742, Story County’s population is 4,010, and Virginia City, Gold Hill, and Silver City is at 855 connections.
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:
35b. (describe deficiencies)
36a. Any known commitments:
36b. (describe commitments)
37a. Known hazardous material abatement:
37b. (describe hazardous materials)
38. Total project costs: 12,500,000
39. Proposed funding of total project cost:
39a. Agency:
39b. Federal
39c. State 12,500,000
39d. Other/Donor
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
39f. Total:
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? Unknown
44. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? Unknown
45. Are there any required offsite improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? Unknown
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? Unknown
49. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? Unknown
50. Will the site require an environmental assessment? Unknown
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? Unknown
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) :
61. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility:
62. Approximate number of visitors per day:
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? The life expectancy of the products that you install.
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: