To: Residents & Business Owners

From: Bruce Boettcher, P.E.

BG Consultants, Inc.

2508 W 15th Street

Emporia, KS 66801


Re: City Wide Waterline Improvements

Howard, Kansas


The purpose of this memo is to inform the City Residents and Businesses and request information about your business in an effort to make this a successful project for you. This information is being provided to involve and inform you about the project and identify issues that could be addressed to minimize the impact of construction. We appreciate the opportunity to address any concerns and/or questions you have throughout the construction of this project.

Project Description

The City has contracted with BG Consultants, Inc. to designed and competitively bid a city wide waterline replacement project. The project consists of replacing City main waterlines, service lines, and service assemblies (water meter pits). There will be times of short interruption of water service, but it is anticipated the City will provide normal water service during construction activities.

Notice of Start of Construction:

When: Monday, April 4, 2016

Where: Starting location to be determined; City Wide Project

Project Schedule

The City of Howard anticipates construction to start in early April, 2016 and for construction to be completed in 185 working days, approximately 10 months or February, 2017.

Helpful Reminder

It is anticipated that the contractor will give the City progress schedules during construction and that the down time on water being shut off will be kept to a minimum, however it is recommended that all residents and businesses anticipate unknown times of waterline breaks and service being off at unexpected times for unknown durations. It is highly recommended that residents and businesses keep a private water supply on hand for these occurrences.



City of Howard dog tags and kennel licenses are due by April 30, 2016.  There will be a $10.00 late fee added if not purchased in the month of April.  If you have four or more dogs, you will need to purchase a kennel license also.  City Ordinance No. 635 does not allow pit bull dogs in the City limits.  City Ordinance 636 requires all dogs to be on a leash or in a pen.  Dogs running loose are subject to a $120.00 fine.