Buffalo's City Council will bid a design for the water lines in and around the new Cloud Peak School and the existing schools in the southwest portion of the city.
The school will begin construction this Spring, and getting the process started now will keep the project on schedule, according to City Works Director Les Hook.
The water main design will be part of the proposed southwest infrastructure upgrade the city, county and school district are going after through a grant application to the State Lands and Investment Board, or SLIB, for a 50/50 grant to complete the project.
Mayor Randy Dyess said the money spent on the design will be applied toward the city's portion of the costs.
The project will, if funding is approved, re-surface Klondike Road, replace water lines, replace sewer lines, install curb and gutter on Cemetery Road and Sesame Street, and improve pavement on South Burritt Street near the schools.
The grant application is up for consideration for funding at the next SLIB meeting in January of 2012.