Selinsgrove Water Authority Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Emergency Generator for Well House 4

LDG provided engineering services for a stationary emergency generator for the Selinsgrove Municipal Authority at Well House No. 4. The authority owns a public water supply system that consists of four wells, none of which were equipped with an emergency generator. Previously the authority relied on the availability of a rental generator from a local rental business during power outages. The installation of the emergency generator at Well House No. 4 will allow the authority to provide sufficient water supply to the system during power outages, as Well House No. 4 is capable of providing enough water for the entire system.

Engineering services were provided to prepare bidding and construction documents for the purchase and installation of a stationary generator and the supporting electrical equipment. During this process, LDG determined the required electric generation capacity for the emergency generator, identified options for purchase, described the positive and negatives regarding fuel types, and made an overall recommendation. Then LDG specified the transfer switch and other electrical equipment required for installation and use of the generator, designed the concrete pad required for the installation, and provided an estimate of the cost for the purchase and installation of the generator and associated equipment.

Once funding is secured, LDG will assist with the bidding process and the award of a construction contract. The bidding and construction documents included generator size selection calculations, design for a concrete slab on grade for the generator, technical specifications, and an engineer’s opinion of probable construction cost.