Twin Lakes considering running water from Rockwell City

A possible water project that would take water from Rockwell City to Twin Lakes, potentially by way of the Highway 4 intersection with U.S. 20, would cost nearly $2 million, an engineer told Rockwell City officials last week.

David Doxtad of ISG brought the project estimate to the council after several meetings between city officials and Twin Lakes Utilities officials about the prospect of extending city water service to the lakes. He acknowledged that the project estimate he brought was substantially higher than one the Iowa Rural Water Association provided; Doxtad said he based his estimate on bids for similar projects on which he recently worked, as well as on his company’s preference to provide conservative bids.

Doxtad said even based on his higher bid, Rockwell City would be able to recoup project costs, based on projected water usage by the Twin Lakes Utilities. That doesn’t account for any additional revenue the city could collect if developers add more businesses by the Sparky’s Truck Stop at the Highway 4 and U.S. 20 intersection. 

Read more in the Dec. 6 edition.