Submitted Application for a 2019 CIP Project

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Statewide - Water Well Project
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Construct domestic and production water wells to supply good quality drinking water to Nevada State employees and augment fish rearing water supplies.
3a. Project Location: County:
3b. Project Location: City:
4. Department (department requesting project): Wildlife
5. Division (division requesting project): N/A
6. Agency (agency requesting project): N/A
7. Agency contact person: Rodd Lighthouse
8. Contact phone: 775-688-1586
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). 4
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) N/A
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended) 9882PLM1
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 work for the Statewide water well consists of drilling regulatory compliant water wells and water conveyance infrastructure to supply manned NDOW locations with good quality drinking water, as well as water for fish rearing purposes. The project will include planning and design through final construction of domestic water wells and a production water well, as well as underground piping to convey the water for consumption. Site locations include Gallagher Fish Hatchery (Site 9881), Key Pittman Wildlife Management Area (Site 9954), and Spring Creek Rearing Station (Site 9882). Although NDOW does not have any funds specifically set aside for the Statewide Water Well project, and there is no guarantee that funds will be available, there is a possibility that NDOW may be able to provide some level of funding for the project.
17. Project Justification: The domestic water supply source, as well as the production water supply source for Gallagher Fish Hatchery is via nearby springs. Water is piped from the springs and collected in underground vaults (spring boxes), where it is pumped to the hatchery for fish production and rearing, and to a water tank for storage for future human consumption. The hatchery and domestic spring boxes are a community system, and as a result, there are fish living in the spring boxes. As the water is pumped from the spring boxes to the water tank, it is treated with ultraviolet (UV) light to purify the water. Since the UV purification system was installed, it has not reliably treated the water. The water quality of the domestic water well at Key Pittman Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is poor. The well does not meet current regulatory requirements with respect to water well construction, and the water it produces is heavily mineralized, leaving heavy black staining on sinks and toilets, and has a foul taste. The pump for the water well at Spring Creek rearing station sits approximately 14 feet below the ground surface, which does not meet current regulatory requirements with respect to water well construction. In addition to the water well, a well is needed to supply the raceways with water to rear fish in drought conditions. In drought conditions, fish rearing capability is reduced by up to 15%, a significant loss to NDOW and Nevada sportsmen. The State has an obligation to provide their employees with good, clean water suitable for consumption. The State also has an obligation to protect its groundwater resources. The wells at Key Pittman and Spring Creek are constructed in such a manner that minimizes protection of Nevada’s ground waters. All of the locations are remote, which limits options to provide water to these areas.
18. Project Background Information: Water systems are old and do not meet current regulatory requirements. They do not serve a lot of people, but they are in remote locations with minimal options.
19. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
19a. Type of equipment to be replaced: Wells and water treatment associated equipment
19b. Year existing equipment was installed: varies
19c. Manufacturer of existing equipment: varies
19d. Model of existing equipment: varies
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):
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): Potential health issues associated contaminated water and groundwater contamination would be minimalized by constructing regulatory compliant wells at these remote locations protecting human health and the environment.
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? 10/1/2022
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date?
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): 0
25. Offsite construction: 0
26. On-site Development: 250,000
27. Utility connection fees:
28. Water rights deeded:
29. Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:
30. Specialty equipment: 50,000
31. Data and network equipment: 0
32. Telephone equipment costs: 0
33. Moving: 0
34. Renovation of vacated space: 0
35a. Correction of known deficiencies: 0
35b. (describe deficiencies)
36a. Any known commitments: 0
36b. (describe commitments)
37a. Known hazardous material abatement: 0
37b. (describe hazardous materials)
38. Total project costs: 2,500,000
39. Proposed funding of total project cost: Possible. To be determined
39a. Agency: Possible. To be determined
39b. Federal 0
39c. State 2,500,000
39d. Other/Donor
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
39f. Total: 2,500,000
40. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 39a, 39b, or 39c funding sources are providing funds.
40a. Name Liz O'Brien
40b. Phone Number 775-688-1982
40c. Email Address
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
41. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres) 0
42. Will this project require new parking spaces? No
43. Are utilities available to site? Yes
44. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? No
45. Are there any required offsite improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? No
46. Is the site in a flood plain? Unknown
47. Is the site in an airport impact zone? No
48. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? Yes
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?
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?
64. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (e.g., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks):
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: