Challenge: We prepared a Preliminary Engineering Report Water System Improvements Project to address the Town’s current and future water needs for Phase III of the water system improvements project. Phases I and II were completed in 1996.

 
Solution: Phase III included the replacement of approximately 1,500 feet of water main of 1890s lined cast iron water main, approximately 3,100 feet of existing water main, and the installation of 12 new hydrants and 23 new gate valves through the distribution system. To comply with DOH recommendations, a pressure reducing valve (PRV) was installed to reduce water pressure received in the high pressure zone of the Town. Approximately 560 feet of 6-inch PVC was installed to complete the dedicated transmission main from the well site to the front-end of the PRV. Site work was completed at the tank site and a mixing system was included inside the tank. Additionally, site work was completed at the well site, including wellhouse improvements, installation of fencing, electrical work, and improvements to the existing greensand iron filter.

 
Outcome: We assisted the Town through the preliminary engineering phase in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, the project was designed and submitted to the involved agencies for review and approval.