Parker Water and Wastewater Master Plan
During the late 2000s and into the 2010s, the Parker Water and Sanitation District’s service area expanded tremendously to the west and broadened to new development areas outside the jurisdictional limits of the Town of Parker. This expansion constituted the District entering into major service agreements for three new development areas. These service agreements now provide water and wastewater service to the Ridgegate, Canyons, and Freshfields developments. With the execution of these service agreements, the District’s service area expanded to approximately 27,600 acres (43 square miles). Since these new developments were serving the rapidly growing areas, the planning and sizing of the water and wastewater infrastructure to serve these areas became a major focus of the Master Plan Update.
This project involved developing a master plan for the long-term water needs, the water distribution and wastewater collection systems, as well as treatment requirements for the water, wastewater, and reclaimed water systems. These evaluations were based on the District’s existing population of 45,000 and a build-out population of approximately 90,000. Project services included collecting and analyzing water, wastewater, and reuse flow data; hydraulic modeling; evaluating system limitations and determining costs and schedule for future capital improvements. This project involved the complete development of comprehensive hydraulic models of the Parker Water and Sanitation District’s (District) water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems.
The basis for determining the Master Plan’s capital improvements were the existing and build-out hydraulic models that included multiple pressure zones, numerous pumping stations, several well sites, and a significant number of tanks. The build-out evaluation also involved considering the growth and redevelopment of commercial areas. Project services included collecting and analyzing water, wastewater, and reuse flow data; hydraulic modeling; evaluating system limitations and determining costs and schedule for future capital improvements.