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The purchase of all burial sites in riverside cemetery is handled at the office located at the cemetery. Burial sites are $450 per space except for the area known as baby land where the purchase price is $50 dollars per lot. Cemetery staff are available to assist with the purchase of a burial site Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
There are three different charges for openings and closings of a burial site, interment of a baby $200, internment of cremations $250 and all others $475. Also. there is a $500 weekend and holiday fee. All openings and closings plus weekend and holiday fees are subject to 6.5 percent sales tax. Burials on holidays are highly discouraged.
The treatment process would remove iron and manganese from the treated water. Here's what that means for you.
Estimates indicate residential users would pay $0.0023 more per gallon.
The increase depends directly on the amount of water used by the customer. If a commercial account uses a lot of water, its cost will be higher than that of an individual who uses a smaller quantity. Estimates indicate a Water Treatment Plant would add an average of $1 a day to a typical residential municipal water account. The rate increase would be used to pay back a 30-year loan used to build the facility, as well as ongoing maintenance and operation costs.
If a Water Treatment Plant is built, the existing wells could serve as a backup water source. They would still need to be exercised occasionally, but would require very little maintenance or funding.
If a Water Treatment Plant is not built, the City will need to invest between $2 and $3 million, to construct new wells and update existing wells.
Over the past few decades, the well water quality has deteriorated, exhibiting increasing concentrations of minerals, hardness, and sulfate. This deteriorating water quality trend is likely to continue as the wells age.
Pierre's current system provides water that meets all current federal and state drinking water safety standards.
The federal Environment Protection Agency is currently reviewing its regulations. Changes to their regulations may impact Pierre's treatment process, but no regulatory changes have been identified at this time.
Yes. The treatment process would remove the minerals from the water that can cause water discoloration.
If a Water Treatment Plant is built, it will reduced the hardness of the water by about 30%. Consequently, 30% less softener salt would be needed.
No. Conversely, treated water tends to have fewer negative impacts on plumbing fixtures.
All three systems supply drinking water that meets federal and state drinking water standards. Levels of iron and manganese are about 30% higher in Pierre's water supply than in the water produced by Mid-Dakota or Mni Wiconi. This makes Pierre's water harder than the water supplied by Mid-Dakota or Mni Wiconi.
Yes. The Water Treatment Plant would remove the minerals from Pierre's water that currently differentiate Pierre's water from the water produced by the Mid-Dakota or Mni Wiconi systems.
Mid-Dakota's water system does not produce enough water to meet the needs of the Pierre. Expanding Mid-Dakota's production capacity would cost more than the proposed Water Treatment Plant.
Water rates include a base charge and a volumetric charge (charge per unit of water used). Based on a customer using 6,000 gallons per month (8 ccf) the new single family monthly cost would be approximately $51 per month. For the same volume of water used, Mid-Dakota’s residential cost (2018) would be approximately $69 per month.
Since Mni Wiconi provides water to consecutive rural water systems and does not provide water to individual customers, Mni Wiconi does not have published comparable residential rates.
Treated water can flow in approximately 2 to 3 years, including approximately 1 year for design, and between 1 and 2 years for construction.
Pierre’s water contains manganese and iron that forms dark deposits when it evaporates.
Yes. The treatment process would remove the minerals that cause staining.
Chlorine is added to the water for disinfection. Fluoride is added to help reduce tooth decay.A phosphate chemical is added to inhibit water discoloration and inhibit corrosion.
The current average concentrations of manganese in Pierre’s current water supply is 2.5 mg/L. The treated water with the proposed treatment plant would have concentrations of manganese less than 0.05 mg/L.
The recommended Treatment Plant location is in the north end of Steamboat Park, just south of the approach to the Missouri River Bridge. An estimated 1 acre will be needed.
The City can use the existing wells for park irrigation. However, the water will still contain high levels of manganese which will stain sidewalks and other buildings near the site of irrigation.