Johnson County's Commissioners, at this week's meeting, discussed the proposed airport water line project with Jim Martin at WWC Engineering, going over preliminary costs and requirements if the county chooses to approve the project.
If the commissioners decide to move forward, the project will tap into the already-approved and funded Northwest Water Pipeline project and lay a water line to the airport.
Martin told the commissioners that the main costs of the project would be trenching for the water line, and a pumping system to get the water to the airport.
Martin suggested the commissioners get preliminary issues out of the way now, if they were looking to approve the project and get it started in a timely fashion.
Martin gave a cost estimate for a preliminary design phase of the project of roughly $36,000 which will include Department of Environmental Quality and Environmental Protection Agency permits as required.
The commissioners made no decision this week on either the design phase or to approve the water line project.