The RCWD owns and operates several water control structures and outfalls as well as other facilities designed to control flooding and improve water quality throughout the District.
RCWD’s District Facilities
Rice Creek Watershed District defines a “District facility” as a physical water management project constructed and/or owned and maintained by RCWD for the purposes of addressing water quality, regional flooding, or wetland habitat. Examples of District facilities include sedimentation basins, water control structures, lake outlet structures, wetland banking sites, stream re-meander projects, storm sewer diversions, and iron-enhanced sand filters.
RCWD keeps an inventory of its facilities that includes where they are located, their current condition, and if they need to be repaired. With this information, we can decide if and when a facility should receive maintenance, be repaired, or be decommissioned.
Access to District Facilities
RCWD is working to obtain legal access to all District facilities. Many facilities are accessible via public properties. Some facilities are located on private property and the District holds easements to allow for maintenance access. District facilities are inventoried, inspected, and maintained in a systematic and scheduled program to preserve the District’s investment in projects.
Maintenance of District Facilities
District facilities are inventoried, inspected, and maintained in a systematic and scheduled program to preserve the District’s investment in projects. There is a renewed focus on planning for the management of these facilities in an orderly and comprehensive manner, focusing on the function of these facilities, and do they continue to serve a purpose in the future.