DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURERural DevelopmentRed Rock Rural Water System: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessmentstorage. The total storage volume of400,000 gallons (clearwell and GSR) wilprovide just over 8 hours of storage at ademand of 800 gpm. A submersible ac-tive mixer will be installed in the GSR toprevent stratification and ensure propermixingDGR Engineering, an environmentalconsultant, prepared an environmentalassessment for RUS that describes theproject, assesses the proposed project'senvironmental impacts, and summarizesas applicable any mitigation measuresused to minimize environmental effects.RUS has conducted an independent evaluation of the environmental assessmentand the replacement of outdated controlequipment at the Lake Augusta WTP RedRock Office, and remote sites.AGENCY: Rural Utility Service, USDARural DevelopmentACTION: Notice of Availability of an En-Questions and comments should be sentto RUS at the address provided. RUS wilaccept questions and comments on the environmental assessment for 14 days firomthe date of publication of this notice.Any final action by RUS related to theproposed project will be subject to, andcontingent upon, compliance with allrelevant Federal environmental laws andregulations and completion of emwiron-mental review procedures as prescribed by7 CFR Part 1970. Environmental Policiesand ProceduresA general location map of the proposal isshown belowvironmental AssessmentTo supply the new WTP the existing rawwater piping will be rerouted from theexisting WIP to the new WIP The newwell raw water piping will also be tied intothis line. The new piping will be sized tominimize head loss while also providingadequate velocity to prevent solids fromSUMMARY: Notice is hereby given thatthe Rural Utility Service (RUS), as required by the National EnvironmentalPolicy Act, is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) in connection with possibleimpacts related to a project proposed byRed Rock Rural Water System (RRRWS) of depositing in the pipe.Jeffers, MN. The proposal is for construction of a new 800 gpm Water TreatmentPlant (WTP) to replace the existing watertreatment facility. The new WTP wouldbe tied into the existing Great BendWellfield and would include the construc-tion of two new wells. Red Rock's existingWIP is located approximately four milesnorthwest of the City of Windom, at theintersection of Cottonwood County Road13 and County Road 4. Existing wellfieldis located southwest of the WIP a quartermile west of the Des Moines River and onthe north side of County Road 14. Thenew WIP would be located on thee southside of County Road 14, closer to theexisting wellfield than the existing WTPRed Rock Rural Water System has submitted an application to RUS for funding ofthe proposalFOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward Gilmore, Area Specialist,USDA Rural Development, 1810 30th STNW Faribault MN, 507-332-7418, edwardgilmore@usda.govThe new WTP will be designed to treat800 gpm. The preliminary treatmentdesign features a packaged rectangulartreatment unit that includes aerationdetention, and gravity filtration for ironand manganese removal. The aerationstep will oxidize the iron in the waterBackwash water will be routed to two infiltration ponds south of the WTP The newWTP will feature a 100,000-gallon concrete clearwell. The clearwell will provideRed Rock operators with a way to examinewater clarity inside the WTP and providesupplemental finished water storage volume if the onsite Ground storage reservoiris taken out of serviceThree 400 gpm vertical turbine highservice pumps will be installed to providea total distr bution pumping capacity of1,200 gpm and a firm pumping capac-ity of 800 gpm. The high service pumpswill be on VFDs to provide operationalflexibility. The space for two additionalpumps will be added for a potential WTPexpansion in the future. New piping willbe routed to the discharge lines out of theexisting WTPDated: October 30, 2019and believes that it accurately assessesthe impacts of the proposed project. Nosignificant impacts are expected as a resultof the construction of the project.BEN LOCATON MAYESTING PELNestN A BNDWAER REATMONT PNExR PEPROPOSEMneELLPROJECT AREAROPOSPPEUNESUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:Red Rock Rural Water System proposesconstruction of new 800 gpm water treat-ment plant to replace the existing facility. The WTP will be designed to removeiron and manganese from the existingGreat Bend Wellfield. The project will alsoinclude the construction of a new well, anonsite Ground Storage Reservoir (GSR),1OCAOA 300,000-gallon GSR will be built on theeast side of the WIP to provide adequateonsite storage. The GSR will be built at anelevation to operate jointly with the clearwell and prevent the need of additionaltransfer pumping. It is recommended tohave a minimum of 4-8 hours of onsiteNolonichosEDOCACs00KONPHOPNT rwww. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Development Red Rock Rural Water System: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment storage. The total storage volume of 400,000 gallons (clearwell and GSR) wil provide just over 8 hours of storage at a demand of 800 gpm. A submersible ac- tive mixer will be installed in the GSR to prevent stratification and ensure proper mixing DGR Engineering, an environmental consultant, prepared an environmental assessment for RUS that describes the project, assesses the proposed project's environmental impacts, and summarizes as applicable any mitigation measures used to minimize environmental effects. RUS has conducted an independent eval uation of the environmental assessment and the replacement of outdated control equipment at the Lake Augusta WTP Red Rock Office, and remote sites. AGENCY: Rural Utility Service, USDA Rural Development ACTION: Notice of Availability of an En- Questions and comments should be sent to RUS at the address provided. RUS wil accept questions and comments on the en vironmental assessment for 14 days firom the date of publication of this notice. Any final action by RUS related to the proposed project will be subject to, and contingent upon, compliance with all relevant Federal environmental laws and regulations and completion of emwiron- mental review procedures as prescribed by 7 CFR Part 1970. Environmental Policies and Procedures A general location map of the proposal is shown below vironmental Assessment To supply the new WTP the existing raw water piping will be rerouted from the existing WIP to the new WIP The new well raw water piping will also be tied into this line. The new piping will be sized to minimize head loss while also providing adequate velocity to prevent solids from SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Rural Utility Service (RUS), as re quired by the National Environmental Policy Act, is issuing an environmental as sessment (EA) in connection with possible impacts related to a project proposed by Red Rock Rural Water System (RRRWS) of depositing in the pipe. Jeffers, MN. The proposal is for construc tion of a new 800 gpm Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to replace the existing water treatment facility. The new WTP would be tied into the existing Great Bend Wellfield and would include the construc- tion of two new wells. Red Rock's existing WIP is located approximately four miles northwest of the City of Windom, at the intersection of Cottonwood County Road 13 and County Road 4. Existing wellfield is located southwest of the WIP a quarter mile west of the Des Moines River and on the north side of County Road 14. The new WIP would be located on thee south side of County Road 14, closer to the existing wellfield than the existing WTP Red Rock Rural Water System has submit ted an application to RUS for funding of the proposal FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CON TACT: Edward Gilmore, Area Specialist, USDA Rural Development, 1810 30th ST NW Faribault MN, 507-332-7418, edward gilmore@usda.gov The new WTP will be designed to treat 800 gpm. The preliminary treatment design features a packaged rectangular treatment unit that includes aeration detention, and gravity filtration for iron and manganese removal. The aeration step will oxidize the iron in the water Backwash water will be routed to two infil tration ponds south of the WTP The new WTP will feature a 100,000-gallon con crete clearwell. The clearwell will provide Red Rock operators with a way to examine water clarity inside the WTP and provide supplemental finished water storage vol ume if the onsite Ground storage reservoir is taken out of service Three 400 gpm vertical turbine high service pumps will be installed to provide a total distr bution pumping capacity of 1,200 gpm and a firm pumping capac- ity of 800 gpm. The high service pumps will be on VFDs to provide operational flexibility. The space for two additional pumps will be added for a potential WTP expansion in the future. New piping will be routed to the discharge lines out of the existing WTP Dated: October 30, 2019 and believes that it accurately assesses the impacts of the proposed project. No significant impacts are expected as a result of the construction of the project. BEN LOCATON MAY ESTING PELN estN A BND WAER REATMONT PN Ex R PE PROPOSE Mne ELL PROJECT AREA ROPOS PPEUNE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Red Rock Rural Water System proposes construction of new 800 gpm water treat- ment plant to replace the existing facil ity. The WTP will be designed to remove iron and manganese from the existing Great Bend Wellfield. The project will also include the construction of a new well, an onsite Ground Storage Reservoir (GSR), 1OCAO A 300,000-gallon GSR will be built on the east side of the WIP to provide adequate onsite storage. The GSR will be built at an elevation to operate jointly with the clear well and prevent the need of additional transfer pumping. It is recommended to have a minimum of 4-8 hours of onsite Nolon ichosED OCAC s00KON PHOPNT r www.

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Development Red Rock Rural Water System: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment storage. The total storage volume of 400,000 gallons (clearwell and GSR) wil provide just over 8 hours of storage at a demand of 800 gpm. A submersible ac- tive mixer will be installed in the GSR to prevent stratification and ensure proper mixing DGR Engineering, an environmental consultant, prepared an environmental assessment for RUS that describes the project, assesses the proposed project's environmental impacts, and summarizes as applicable any mitigation measures used to minimize environmental effects. RUS has conducted an independent eval uation of the environmental assessment and the replacement of outdated control equipment at the Lake Augusta WTP Red Rock Office, and remote sites. AGENCY: Rural Utility Service, USDA Rural Development ACTION: Notice of Availability of an En- Questions and comments should be sent to RUS at the address provided. RUS wil accept questions and comments on the en vironmental assessment for 14 days firom the date of publication of this notice. Any final action by RUS related to the proposed project will be subject to, and contingent upon, compliance with all relevant Federal environmental laws and regulations and completion of emwiron- mental review procedures as prescribed by 7 CFR Part 1970. Environmental Policies and Procedures A general location map of the proposal is shown below vironmental Assessment To supply the new WTP the existing raw water piping will be rerouted from the existing WIP to the new WIP The new well raw water piping will also be tied into this line. The new piping will be sized to minimize head loss while also providing adequate velocity to prevent solids from SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Rural Utility Service (RUS), as re quired by the National Environmental Policy Act, is issuing an environmental as sessment (EA) in connection with possible impacts related to a project proposed by Red Rock Rural Water System (RRRWS) of depositing in the pipe. Jeffers, MN. The proposal is for construc tion of a new 800 gpm Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to replace the existing water treatment facility. The new WTP would be tied into the existing Great Bend Wellfield and would include the construc- tion of two new wells. Red Rock's existing WIP is located approximately four miles northwest of the City of Windom, at the intersection of Cottonwood County Road 13 and County Road 4. Existing wellfield is located southwest of the WIP a quarter mile west of the Des Moines River and on the north side of County Road 14. The new WIP would be located on thee south side of County Road 14, closer to the existing wellfield than the existing WTP Red Rock Rural Water System has submit ted an application to RUS for funding of the proposal FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CON TACT: Edward Gilmore, Area Specialist, USDA Rural Development, 1810 30th ST NW Faribault MN, 507-332-7418, edward gilmore@usda.gov The new WTP will be designed to treat 800 gpm. The preliminary treatment design features a packaged rectangular treatment unit that includes aeration detention, and gravity filtration for iron and manganese removal. The aeration step will oxidize the iron in the water Backwash water will be routed to two infil tration ponds south of the WTP The new WTP will feature a 100,000-gallon con crete clearwell. The clearwell will provide Red Rock operators with a way to examine water clarity inside the WTP and provide supplemental finished water storage vol ume if the onsite Ground storage reservoir is taken out of service Three 400 gpm vertical turbine high service pumps will be installed to provide a total distr bution pumping capacity of 1,200 gpm and a firm pumping capac- ity of 800 gpm. The high service pumps will be on VFDs to provide operational flexibility. The space for two additional pumps will be added for a potential WTP expansion in the future. New piping will be routed to the discharge lines out of the existing WTP Dated: October 30, 2019 and believes that it accurately assesses the impacts of the proposed project. No significant impacts are expected as a result of the construction of the project. BEN LOCATON MAY ESTING PELN estN A BND WAER REATMONT PN Ex R PE PROPOSE Mne ELL PROJECT AREA ROPOS PPEUNE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Red Rock Rural Water System proposes construction of new 800 gpm water treat- ment plant to replace the existing facil ity. The WTP will be designed to remove iron and manganese from the existing Great Bend Wellfield. The project will also include the construction of a new well, an onsite Ground Storage Reservoir (GSR), 1OCAO A 300,000-gallon GSR will be built on the east side of the WIP to provide adequate onsite storage. The GSR will be built at an elevation to operate jointly with the clear well and prevent the need of additional transfer pumping. It is recommended to have a minimum of 4-8 hours of onsite Nolon ichosED OCAC s00KON PHOPNT r www. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Development Red Rock Rural Water System: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment storage. The total storage volume of 400,000 gallons (clearwell and GSR) wil provide just over 8 hours of storage at a demand of 800 gpm. A submersible ac- tive mixer will be installed in the GSR to prevent stratification and ensure proper mixing DGR Engineering, an environmental consultant, prepared an environmental assessment for RUS that describes the project, assesses the proposed project's environmental impacts, and summarizes as applicable any mitigation measures used to minimize environmental effects. RUS has conducted an independent eval uation of the environmental assessment and the replacement of outdated control equipment at the Lake Augusta WTP Red Rock Office, and remote sites. AGENCY: Rural Utility Service, USDA Rural Development ACTION: Notice of Availability of an En- Questions and comments should be sent to RUS at the address provided. RUS wil accept questions and comments on the en vironmental assessment for 14 days firom the date of publication of this notice. Any final action by RUS related to the proposed project will be subject to, and contingent upon, compliance with all relevant Federal environmental laws and regulations and completion of emwiron- mental review procedures as prescribed by 7 CFR Part 1970. Environmental Policies and Procedures A general location map of the proposal is shown below vironmental Assessment To supply the new WTP the existing raw water piping will be rerouted from the existing WIP to the new WIP The new well raw water piping will also be tied into this line. The new piping will be sized to minimize head loss while also providing adequate velocity to prevent solids from SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Rural Utility Service (RUS), as re quired by the National Environmental Policy Act, is issuing an environmental as sessment (EA) in connection with possible impacts related to a project proposed by Red Rock Rural Water System (RRRWS) of depositing in the pipe. Jeffers, MN. The proposal is for construc tion of a new 800 gpm Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to replace the existing water treatment facility. The new WTP would be tied into the existing Great Bend Wellfield and would include the construc- tion of two new wells. Red Rock's existing WIP is located approximately four miles northwest of the City of Windom, at the intersection of Cottonwood County Road 13 and County Road 4. Existing wellfield is located southwest of the WIP a quarter mile west of the Des Moines River and on the north side of County Road 14. The new WIP would be located on thee south side of County Road 14, closer to the existing wellfield than the existing WTP Red Rock Rural Water System has submit ted an application to RUS for funding of the proposal FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CON TACT: Edward Gilmore, Area Specialist, USDA Rural Development, 1810 30th ST NW Faribault MN, 507-332-7418, edward gilmore@usda.gov The new WTP will be designed to treat 800 gpm. The preliminary treatment design features a packaged rectangular treatment unit that includes aeration detention, and gravity filtration for iron and manganese removal. The aeration step will oxidize the iron in the water Backwash water will be routed to two infil tration ponds south of the WTP The new WTP will feature a 100,000-gallon con crete clearwell. The clearwell will provide Red Rock operators with a way to examine water clarity inside the WTP and provide supplemental finished water storage vol ume if the onsite Ground storage reservoir is taken out of service Three 400 gpm vertical turbine high service pumps will be installed to provide a total distr bution pumping capacity of 1,200 gpm and a firm pumping capac- ity of 800 gpm. The high service pumps will be on VFDs to provide operational flexibility. The space for two additional pumps will be added for a potential WTP expansion in the future. New piping will be routed to the discharge lines out of the existing WTP Dated: October 30, 2019 and believes that it accurately assesses the impacts of the proposed project. No significant impacts are expected as a result of the construction of the project. BEN LOCATON MAY ESTING PELN estN A BND WAER REATMONT PN Ex R PE PROPOSE Mne ELL PROJECT AREA ROPOS PPEUNE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Red Rock Rural Water System proposes construction of new 800 gpm water treat- ment plant to replace the existing facil ity. The WTP will be designed to remove iron and manganese from the existing Great Bend Wellfield. The project will also include the construction of a new well, an onsite Ground Storage Reservoir (GSR), 1OCAO A 300,000-gallon GSR will be built on the east side of the WIP to provide adequate onsite storage. The GSR will be built at an elevation to operate jointly with the clear well and prevent the need of additional transfer pumping. It is recommended to have a minimum of 4-8 hours of onsite Nolon ichosED OCAC s00KON PHOPNT r www.