WTR9R Reimbursable Water Main Projects

Project Details:

Project Start Date: 1/1/11

Ongoing Program: Y

Submitting Department: Public Works - Water

Contact Person: Marie Asgian

Level of Need: Signficant

Estimated Project Completion Date: 12/31/26

Department Priority:

Contact Phone Number: 612-673-5682


Project Location:

Address: Various

City Sector: Multiple

Affected Neighborhoods: Various

Affected Wards: Various

Various locations

Project Description:

These funds are requested to allow Public Works Water Distribution to do "work for others" (public and private) that is reimbursed by the requesting agency, business or individual. The work performed under this project is primarily relocation of water main and other distribution system components to facilitate installations by other entities such as MNDOT, LRT, Xcel, and Centerpoint.

Purpose and Justification:

Project Cost Breakdown

Department Funding Request


Have Grants for this Project been secured?


Describe status and timing details of secured or applied for grants or other non-City funding sources:

This is a pass-through appropriation wherein water enterprise revenue funds are utilized to perform work. Upon completion, expenses are accumulated and invoiced for reimbursement by the requesting entity. The relative timing of the work is controlled by the requesting entity.

Describe any collaborative arrangements with outside project partners, including who they are and what their role is with the project:


State Law Chapter 462.356 (Subd. 2) requires review of all capital improvements for compliance with the comprehensive municipal plan. Chapter 13, Section 4 of the City Charter requires Location and Design Review for the purpose of approving the sale of bonds for these projects. Describe how the project is consistent with the adopted City/Park Board comprehensive plans and how the project implements goals and policies as stated in the adopted plans, including specific policy references:

Public Services and Facilities: Through sound management and strategic investments, Minneapolis will maintain and develop public services and facilities that promote health, safety and an enhanced quality of life for all members of this growing community.

Policy 5.4: Enhance the safety, appearance, and effectiveness of the city’s infrastructure.

5.4.1 Maintain and improve the quality and condition of public streets, sidewalks, bridges, water systems, and other public infrastructure.

5.4.2 Plan for and provide public facilities which anticipate growth needs, use fiscal resources efficiently, and meet realistic timelines.

5.4.3 Prioritize capital improvements according to an objective set of criteria consistent with adopted goals and policies, including those of The Minneapolis Plan.

Provide the date that Location and Design Review was conducted for the project, the outcome of that analysis and the date formal action was taken by the Planning Commission:

Location and Design Review for this project took place April 17, 2009. The project was found consistent with the comprehensive plan by the City Planning Commission on April 23, 2009; no additional review is required.

Economic Development

Will the project contribute to growth in the city’s tax base? .

No impact on existing tax base.

Describe the economic development impact of the project:

Not applicable.

Does the project support redevelopment opportunity that without the project would be infeasible?

Not applicable.


Is the proposed project on an existing or planned transitway, transit route, or high-volume pedestrian corridor? If yes, provide details on how the project will improve the transit and/or pedestrian experience.


Does the proposed project anticipate multi-modal enhancements (sidewalks, bicycle or transit facilities)? Provide details.

Not applicable.

Is the right-of-way constrained and do you anticipate that modes of travel will be competing for space? Provide details, is there potential for innovative design options? Provide details

Not applicable.

Operating Impacts

Operations & Capital Asset Maintenance:

Is this request for new or existing infrastructure? Existing

What is the expected useful life of the project/Improvement? 40 years

Year that Operating Incr/(Decr) will take effect? N/A

What is the estimated annual operating cost increase or (decrease) for this project? $0

Any Prior Year Remaining Bond Authorizations? No

Prior Year Remaining Bond Authorizations: N/A

Describe how operating cost increases or decreases were determined and include details such as personnel costs, materials, contracts, energy savings, etc:

This work is for various projects for outside agencies, other utilities, and sometimes for other divisions of public works. Operating cost impacts cannot really be determined but since the work is primarily a one-for-one re-location of existing water main or distribution system components, the operating costs would not change. The Water Distribution operating budget would cover any routine costs that would result from the improvements made by this program. Generally plan for neutral change or decrease in operating cost. Attempt to improve efficiency wherever possible.

If new infrastructure, discuss how the department/agency will pay for the increased annual operating costs:

Not applicable.

For new infrastructure, describe the estimated timing and dollar amount of future capital investment required to realize the full expected useful life of the project:

Not applicable.

Project Coordination

Describe completion status for ongoing projects and how and when the department/agency plans to use the prior year remaining bond authorizations:

If this is a new project, describe the major project phases and timing anticipated for completing the project:

Not applicable.

Scalability/Funding Allocation Flexibility – discuss any flexibility to increase or decrease funding among the years in the five-year plan and the most that could be spent in a given year:

Minneapolis Goals and Strategic Direction

Minneapolis is a growing and vibrant world-class city with a flourishing economy and a pristine environment, where all people are safe, healthy and have equitable opportunities for success and happiness.Below is a description of how this project meets each of the City's Goals. Below is a description of how this project meets each of the City's Goals.

Below is a description of how this project meets each of the City's Goals.

Public Safety

Collaborative and community-inclusive strategies to ensure safety for all members of our community:


The City prioritizes equitable access to safe, stable, accessible, and affordable housing to eliminate racial disparities in housing:

Economic Development

The City prioritizes economic inclusion so that all workers and families are supported and People of Color, Indigenous and Immigrant (POCII)-owned businesses in all sectors can thrive.

Public Services

The City prioritizes reliable and equitable access to high-quality public services.

Environmental Justice:

The City prioritizes sustainable practices and renewable resources to equitably address climate change while restoring and protecting our soil, water and air.

Built Environment & Transportation:

The City prioritizes high quality neighborhoods, streets, infrastructure and equitable access to multimodal transportation in all parts of the City through thoughtful planning and design.

This project supports development and infrastructure improvement projects by providing a tool to resolve utility conflicts within the right-of-way. At times, relocating water main (on a fee-for-service basis) can facilitate a cost effective solutions to transportation improvement projects other infrastructure projects can issues on a reimbursable basis.

Public Health:

The City Prioritizes positive youth development so that all children can grow healthy and safe:

Arts and Culture:

The City prioritizes arts and culture as important part of inclusive economic development and placemaking in our communities:

Additional Information

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