The City of Lubbock, Texas, faces several significant infrastructure challenges that impact the daily lives of its residents. The aging water and sewer systems are among the most pressing issues, which require costly repairs and upgrades to maintain safe and reliable service. The city’s roads and transportation networks also require modernization and expansion to reduce congestion and improve safety, including upgrades to public transit options. Lubbock also needs to invest in affordable housing developments to meet the needs of its growing population and improve access to high-speed internet to support economic growth and improve the quality of life for its residents. Addressing these challenges will require collaboration and investment from local and state officials and private sector stakeholders.
Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan
Project Start Year
Project Spend Total
Pump Station 17
This project will demolish Pump Station No.11 and build a new Pump Station 17 to handle future anticipated flows for the City of Lubbock. Existing Pump Station 11 serves as the primary pump station for the North Water Treatment Plant. This pump station is the pump station hub for all distribution of Roberts County Wellfield and Lake Meredith Water to the City of Lubbock. This pump station was built with the North Water Treatment Plant and has surpassed its useful service life. In addition, with the continued expansion of the Lubbock Business Park and the Industrial Rail Port areas by LEDA sizing of the future pump station will need to be taken into consideration when this is under rehabilitation.
AMI Data Customer Interface Module
“This project includes tasks necessary to integrate Oracle’s customer interface for AMI Water data into the existing Oracle CCS. Initial works includes a familiarization workshops, foundation Design, and process playback. The Oracle team will work with Utilities to perform the following activities:
– Assist in configuring CCS web services
– Configure DSS features based on configuration inputs
– Integrate with Bill PDF storage vendor
– Modify Oracle CCS for Notification Types to be managed via DSS
– Configure Oracle Identity Cloud Service
– Update Extensions
– Provide support customizations for DSS notifications and alerts
– Customize Contact Us form to enable customers to request a letter of credit via DSS
– Assist in testing activities
– Deploy DSS ina production environment
– Manage Oracle resources on the project
The assumption is that the installation of this software will replace Kubra for Customer Self Service, but not replace bill print or letters.
Water System SCADA Upgrade
“The City needs to outsource controls engineering, component replacement, installation, programming, and start-up services for a new network interface with the SCADA system at these facilities. The North Water Treatment Plant (NWTP) and Sudan Pump Station utilizes a complex data highway commonly referred to as a Genius Bus network. This network involves multiple modules and cabling throughout the two facilities which interfaces process controls with the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. The existing Genius Bus system is between 17-20 years old and all components are out of production by the manufacturer. Component failure would significantly compromise the capability of remote control operation throughout these facilities. This system needs to be
completely replaced and updated to a more reliable process control. ”
SEWRP Plant # 4 Secondary Clarifier Rehabilitation
Contract with Parkhill, 2/21/21, $49,593, 365 days, end 2/22/22. Contract amended with Parkhill for final design, end 5/30/22. This project consist of evaluation, design, and installation of new secondary clarifier arm mechanisms for two secondary clarifiers on Plant #4 at the Southeast Water Reclamation Plant (SEWRP). The current two clarifiers arm mechanisms at the Southeast Water Reclamation Plant (SEWRP) are over 25 years old. The equipment operates in a corrosive environment. Efficient and effective operation of these clarifiers are critical in order for the City to maintain Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) wastewater discharge permit requirements associated with the SEWRP.
115kV Line Rebuild – Coop to McCullough
Rebuild 115kV transmission line from Coop Substation to McCullough Substation. The new transmission line will be 959.6 aluminum conductor steel supported trapezoidal wire (ACSS/TW) with an optical ground wire (OPGW) static neutral wire. Rebuilding is a term used when a line has to be replaced, completely torn down, and rebuilt. This transmission line is 3.5 miles long and the project includes the estimated engineering, materials, and construction costs associated with rebuilding the transmission line. To alleviate overloading concern, the line has to be rebuilt to increase the ampacity of the transmission line. Increasing the ampacity of the transmission line means to remove the existing 795 Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced (ACSR) conductor and install a bigger conductor to increase the amount of current (Amps) that the transmission line can carry. In this case, LP&L would install 959.6 ACSS/TW to satisfy the rating required on the transmission line. If the existing poles can handle the loads of the new proposed conductors, the project could potentially become a re-conductor project. A re-conductor project only involves taking down the wires and hardware and replacing them with new hardware and larger wires. However, it is most likely that the existing poles are not capable of handling the loading of the new conductors being installed.
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How to Read a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Business Development?
When a city, municipality or state issues a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), it can be overwhelming and daunting, but there are a few key things you need to investigate. Let’s start with the definition of CIP – A Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) contains all the individual capital projects, equipment purchases, and major studies for a local government; in conjunction with construction and completion schedules, and in consort with financing plans. The plan provides a working blueprint for sustaining and improving the community’s infrastructures. It coordinates strategic planning, financial capacity, and physical development. A CIP stands at the epicenter of a government’s Planning, Public Works, and Finance departments. When a CIP is issued, it typically includes the following information:
- A listing of the capital projects or equipment to be purchased
- The projects ranked in order of preference
- The plan for financing the projects
- A timetable for the construction or completion of the project
- Justification for the project
- Explanation of expenses for the project
Now, for business development, while the capital plan is interesting, the capital program is for capital expenditures that extends five to ten years beyond the capital budget. Knowing the difference is important so you can influence upcoming program versus just responding to an RFP. If reading the CIP makes your head explode, or you want to save time, Request a Demo of Citylitics CIP dashboard with over 20,000 CIPs from USA and Canada. Citylitics has 20,000 plus available CIPs, how can we help you? What states, cities or counties are you looking to improvement your business development, we can assist you in influencing an upcoming RFP versus simply responding to an RFP. Citylitics Capital Projects Dataset is a comprehensive resource for businesses and organizations looking to track and analyze planned infrastructure spend in their area. The dataset offers a range of features and benefits, including:
- Comprehensive Market View: The dataset provides a single view of all planned infrastructure spend, with powerful filters such as population, project value, fiscal year, project status, project description, geography, and more. This allows businesses to gain a comprehensive understanding of the market and identify new opportunities.
- Identify Opportunity Hot Spots: The dataset offers map views and filters that allow users to identify opportunity hot spots where they need to allocate resources. This helps businesses to understand where they should focus their efforts to achieve the best results.
- Create Data-Driven Forecasts: The dataset provides bottom-up data for the next 5 years of planned infrastructure spend, allowing businesses to create data-driven forecasts they can be confident in.
- Uncover True Market Needs: The dataset allows businesses to develop long-term business plans, R&D, and growth initiatives based on true, bottom-up market needs instead of opinions and anecdotes. This helps businesses to make more informed decisions and achieve better results.
With Citylitics Capital Projects Dataset, businesses can gain a deeper understanding of planned infrastructure spend in their area, which can help them to identify new opportunities and make more informed decisions.