Better Water on Tap for Amana Service Company with HR Green Plan & DNR Loan
Better drinking water will flow to customers of the Amana Society Service Company, provider of water and electricity in and around the Amana Colonies. The company will be getting a low interest loan from the State Revolving Fund to address a number of drinking water issues.
Amana Society Service Company serves approximately 1,500 residents and more than 160 businesses in and around the seven Amana colonies. The loan includes a 75% forgiveness, an added benefit.
HR Green, Civil Engineering Firm of Cedar Rapids, IA, recommended significant improvements to the drinking water system to address several deficiencies identified by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). These recommended improvements include new supply wells, distribution system piping to more efficiently distribute the water across the various colonies, and new storage and pumping facilities to increase water pressure. The recommendations will improve overall reliability of the water system while offering a cost-effective solution for the community that spans such a large area for its population.
“This significant loan forgiveness is great news for our client. These are major improvements for such a small community which made the cost per customer very high. It is extremely fortunate that the 75% forgivable loan was awarded to Amana,” said Andrew Marsh, Vice President at HR Green.
HR Green has already begun preliminary investigations to identify potential new well sites for the project. Actual design will begin later this year with construction over the next 2 to 3 years.