Planning & Studies

Helper Capital Facilities Master Plan

FCE is currently working with Helper City to bring their culinary water, sewer, and storm drain systems up to current Federal and State standards. A funding package was prepared that secured grant money for the City to prepare a Capital Facilities Master Plan. The plan looked at the City's existing systems, assessed deficiencies, and outlined future projects to address the deficiencies. Cost estimates were provided for each project along with a plan to acquire funding.

    Helper City Capital Facilities Master Plan
Highland City Culinary Water System Master Plan     Highland Culinary Master Plan

FCE completed Highland Water Company's Culinary Water Master Plan and Capital Facility Plan. The Water Company was experiencing tremendous growth due to development within the service area. This included creating a new upper pressure zone. FCE had developed the Master Plan for the entire service area and established a Capital Facility Plan through build-out conditions. The study reviewed demands of the existing 3,200 connections and determined that a future groundwater source will be required once the area has reached its build out potential of 6,000 connections. A hydraulic computer model was utilized to optimize the existing culinary system.

Ouray Park WID Culinary Master Plan

The Ouray Park Water Improvement District provides water to 112 connections in Uintah County in an area known as Avalon and Leota.

FCE prepared a Culinary Water Master Plan, including preparation of a facility inventory of the existing Ouray Park system, review of water right shares, and an alternative water supply identified. An inventory of existing connections, locations, and water use information was used to develop a hydraulic model. The system was analyzed for current system pressures, and fire protection adequacy. A GIS system map and future scenarios were prepared and reviewed. The Master Plan addressed three alternatives and cost estimates were prepared for each; made recommendations and identified funding sources.

    Ouray Park Water Improvement District Culinary Water System Master Plan 
Sanpete County Water Resources Master Plan     

Sanpete County Master Plan

FCE conducted public hearings to obtain public input regarding water-related problems and needs within Sanpete County and to identify potential water conservation and development projects. Goals for addressing identified problems and needs were developed. FCE formulated plans for over 30 different projects to accomplish the established goals. Costs and benefits for each project were developed. Each project was evaluated against a uniform set of evaluation criteria. Analyses included economic and environmental considerations as well as technical and institutional feasibility. FCE developed an implementation plan which included a prioritized project list, schedule, and budget. FCE also assisted with the implementation of many of these projects.


Mona City Annexation Impact Fee Study

Franson Civil Engineers prepared an Impact Fee Study for the annexation of approximately 600 acres to Mona City. Work began by obtaining maps from the city to determine acreage and growth areas. FCE performed project management and coordination with Mona City to determine growth densities and review those densities to ultimately determine an Equivalent Residential Connection (ERC) quantity. Determined outdoor (secondary) and indoor (culinary) water usage and storage requirements and infrastructure needs. Developed reconnaissance level cost estimates for each infrastructure component. Final report included calculations for each impact fee component.

    Mona City Annexation Fee Study
Uintalands Association Culinary Water System Master Plan     

Uintalands Culinary Water Master Plan

FCE prepared a Culinary Water Master Plan on behalf of Uintalands for additional water and storage. Uintalands Association is a Mutual Water Company in Summit County, Utah. Work involved a comprehensive inventory of the existing facilities, hydraulic model development, and alternatives with cost estimates for future buildout. In addition, standard plans and specifications were prepared for use by Uintalands to help maintain a quality, consistent water system. FCE prepared a funding application to DDW and received funding for the construction of a new concrete water tank, a pipeline, and additional improvements to their system.


American Fork Secondary System Feasibility and Master Plan

FCE successfully developed a partnership with Horrocks Engineers to assist the city to implement this secondary water system. Design and installation was on an accelerated three-year schedule. FCE's portion of the project involved the design and supervised installation of over 56 miles of pipeline and a 27 acre-foot reservoir.

Phase 1. Master Plan Preparation. FCE was responsible for the preparation of the secondary system feasibility report and master plan. In this case, it was an update of a feasibility report and master plan that FCE prepared in 2001. Preparation of the feasibility report and master plan included research of existing sources, calculation of current and build-out demands, cost estimating, benefit/cost analysis, system modeling, and preliminary planning on permitting and regulatory compliance.


AFPI General Plan Update Figure 3


Ashley Creek Stabilization Restoration Report     

Ashley Creek Rehabilitation Study

A study was conducted for a reach of a Green River tributary known as Ashley Creek through Vernal, Utah that is in danger of flooding each spring. The study included hydrologic and hydraulic analyses of the stream channel. Several alternatives for rehabilitation including bank stabilization, riparian restoration, and upstream storage were formulated and evaluated for feasibility based on economics, environmental compliance, and social acceptability.

June 1999 Ashley Creek Flow near Vernal Ave