At the September meeting of the Thayne Town Council Jorgensen Engineering presented the final report on the town’s water storage study. The report listed four water system recommendations for the town. According to Aaron Japel of Jorgensen Engineering, the study examined upgrading the town’s booster pump verses creating more tank storage for the system. The recommendation was to move forward with a booster pump upgrade.
This summer the Town of Thayne was awarded funding through the State Loan and Investments Board for The project calls for replacing the town’s existing water system pumps with three new pumps, building a new pump house, installing a diesel generator and increasing the pipe width from the town’s pumps to its well. The project will move forward next spring.
According to Japel, the second recommendation from the water study was to “continue to dial in meters to have them be as accurate as possible.” Town crews continue to work on adjusting and repairing meters.
The third recommendation from the study is to complete a leak detection test on the town’s system. According to information provided by the Town of Thayne, work is underway to get the leak detection test completed this fall.
The final recommendation from the study is for the town to “move toward a tiered usage system.” Discussion regarding adjustments to the town’s water rates have not yet taken place.
For more information on the final report of the water storage study, contact the Town of Thayne at 883-8696.