CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Capital Improvements Advisory Committee(CIP) was established by the Board of Directors in November 1987. The functions of the Committee are to:
- Advise and assist BWA in adopting land use assumptions
- Review the capital improvements plan and file written comments
- Monitor and evaluate implementation of the capital improvements plan
- File semi-annual reports regarding the progress of the capital improvement plan and report to the Board any perceived inequities in implementing the plan or imposing the impact fee
- Advise the Board of the need to update or revise the land assumptions, capital improvement plan and impact fees
The Advisory Committee consists of five members who are appointed by the Board of Directors. Members serve two-year terms, with two members being appointed in even-numbered years and three members being appointed in odd-numbered years. The appointments are not compensated. Any citizen who is registered to vote in the City of Benbrook and who has resided in the City for at least one year is eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee. If you are interested in serving on the Advisory Committee please contact the Authority or click here for an application (PDF).
To view detailed information about the BWA Capital Improvement Plan, click here (PDF).
Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
The Authority has a long-term plan for rehabilitation of the older portions of the sanitary sewer collection system. The Authority began the rehab program in 1996, and since then over 26,000 linear feet of pipe has been replaced. In 2009, over 3,500 linear feet of pipe was replaced and BWA plans to replace approximately 1,100 feet of pipe in 2010.
Water Treatment Plant
The most recent expansion project to the water treatment plant was completed in 2004. Total plant capacity is now 12 million gallons per day. In 2006, the Authority demolished the older sections of the plant (A, B and C plants), which were decommissioned in 2004.
Future plans for the Benbrook Water Treatment Plant include one more expansion that will increase capacity to 18 million gallons per day. This capacity should be adequate to handle the needs of Benbrook at its projected build-out population.
24″ Water Transmission Line
Work was completed on a 24″ water transmission line from the water treatment plant to the Sessums Pump Station in October 2008. This project serves the growing area in North Benbrook, specifically Team Ranch. The project was completed in two phases. The first phase of the line was constructed in 2005, and included the installation of the line from the water treatment plant to the north end of Shady River Court. The second phase continued the line from Shady River Court to the Sessums Pump Station and included boring under Loop 820.