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File #: 15-19382    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/13/2022 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 3/13/2023 Final action: 3/13/2023
Title: Water Distribution System Master Plan


Water Distribution System Master Plan




A.                     Approve a contract for up to $2,388,000 with Black & Veatch for the water distribution system master plan, and


B.                     Authorize the City Manager to amend the contract consistent with the purpose for which the contract was approved.



Staff Resource(s):

Angela Charles, Charlotte Water

David Czerr, Charlotte Water

Keri Cantrell, Charlotte Water



§                     This contract will provide a water distribution system master plan, which is a system-wide effort to create a strategic framework and long-term investment plan for water distribution and treatment needs.

§                     The plan will provide growth projections, a current system evaluation, and identify projected needs to support the Charlotte Water service area’s continuous growth.

§                     On August 18, 2022, the city issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ); six responses were received.

§                     Black & Veatch is the best qualified firm to meet the city’s needs on the basis of demonstrated competence and qualification of professional services in response to the RFQ requirements.

§                     The project is anticipated to be complete by fourth quarter 2025.


Charlotte Business INClusion

The city negotiates subcontracting participation after the proposal selection process (Part C: Section 2.1 (h) of the Charlotte Business INClusion Policy). A 10.00% MSBE subcontracting goal has been committed and Black & Veatch has identified the following firms to be utilized as the project evolves:

§                     Gavel & Dorn Engineering, PLLC (SBE) (field testing program)

§                     Stewart Engineering, Inc. (MBE) (demand projections and GIS support)


Fiscal Note

Funding: Charlotte Water Capital Investment Plan