City staff reviews draft of AE2S water study

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Jill Meier, Journal editor
City administration met with representatives from AE2S, the engineering firm assigned to Brandon’s Water Vision 2070 study, which focuses on water quality, quantity and alternative sources.
City Administrator Bryan Read and city engineer Tami Jansma reviewed the draft last week. Read said draft chapters two through five were presented to them for technical review. Alderpersons Tim Wakefield and Dana Clark also sat in the meeting, but did not review the draft.
“That was AE2S’s call,” Read said. “It was an update from AE2S, and it’s a work product of AE2S, and until they stamp it, it’s theirs to dissent it as they see fit; we were just doing a technical review from a staff point of view. Once the technical review is done, AE2S will release it. That’s why they wanted us to review it, just in case some information needs to be corrected. You don’t want two versions out there until it’s final language in the report.”
AE2S anticipates they will have the study completed by late March, Read said.
“They are a little bit delayed, because one of the principals working on the report had surgery,” he said.
One piece of information that has trickled out of the report is AE2S estimate that Brandon’s maximum daily water demand in 50 years will reach 5.5 million gallons.
The city budgeted $180,000 for the AE2S study. It is the second study of its kindw; the first was prepared by Stockwell Engineering.

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