2018 Water and Sewage Projects

2018 debt-financed projects of an estimated $16,000,000 will be:

  1. General improvements to Clinton and Kaw water treatment facilities and to raw water systems
  2. General improvements to water storage, pumping stations and automated metering infrastructure
  3. Watermain assessment, relocation, rehabilitation, replacement and extension
  4. Capital project and utility billing management
  5. General improvements to Kansas River and Wakarusa River wastewater treatment facilities
  6. General improvements to wastewater containment and pumping stations
  7. Rapid inflow/infiltration reduction program
  8. Sanitary sewer/manhole assessment, cured in place piping (CIPP), relocation, rehabilitation, replacement and extension

General Obligation Bond Projects

General Obligation Bond, Series 2017-A

This series is being used to pay for the following five projects: 

  • Downtown Parking Garage
  • 3 Street projects
  • Maple Street Pump station

The Series 2017-A bonds are scheduled to be sold on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Facility Conservation Improvement Program (Green Bonds)

General Obligation Bond, Series 2017-B (Green Bonds)

The City of Lawrence is issuing the first green bonds in the State of Kansas! There are approximately 30 projects being funded through green bonds that impact more than 40 City facilities. 

The City of Lawrence hired a consulting firm to help find and implement energy efficient building improvements throughout the City. A full list of projects can be found in the City's Investment Grade Audit Report.

The Series 2017-B bonds are scheduled to be sold on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Fire Truck-Minibonds

General Obligation Bond, Series 2017-C (Minibonds)

The City is issuing minibonds for the first time! These bonds are being used to finance a fire truck. The City is working with Neighborly to market and sell these bonds to local residents.

Neighborly is the underwriter and is not affiliated with the City of Lawrence in any way, other than as the broker-dealer for this sale of minibonds. Additional information on the issue can be found here: Neighborly Lawrence, Kansas site

Neighborly also has a support center that can help answer questions regarding minibonds and how to set up an account to invest directly in Lawrence.

Fire Medical Facility and Douglas County Resource Center Improvements

General Obligation Temporary Note, Series 2017-I

General Obligation Temporary Note, Series 2017-I

Fire Station No. #1 was built in 1950 in downtown Lawrence and is on the National Register of Historic Places. A substantial renovation is being completed to reallocate space to address current operational needs.

Fire Station No. #1 is home to Lawrence-Douglas County Fire/Medical and Douglas County Senior Services. This project is partially funded by Douglas County.