The estimated $30-million West Side Loop 48-inch Replacement Project is being conducted by the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority to provide additional water to western Cobb County and Paulding County in Georgia. For the project, a 48-year-old, 36-inch pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) that recently failed is being replaced with 48-inch ductile iron pipe.Read More
The city of Cocoa, Fla. faced a few challenges when constructing a water transmission main that would enhance the city’s fire protection. The main would have to run down a power easement, through a wetland (with oyster beds) during hurricane season, and through micro-tunnels under a major interstate below sea level.Read More
Planning for a new wastewater treatment plant in Pensacola, Fla., had already begun when Hurricane Ivan hit in 2004. But that planning accelerated after Ivan’s Category 3 winds pummeled the area, knocked out operations at the city’s downtown wastewater treatment plant and caused untreated sewage to flow in the streets with Ivan’s storm surge.
ECUA’s response to the hurricane is now the state-of-the-art Central Water Reclamation Facility (CWRF), which began operations in August 2010.Read More
In 2012, Columbia County Water Utility completed installation of its North Belair Road transmission main in Martinez, Ga. The pipeline is more than four miles long and is 36 inches in diameter. In terms of diameter, this is the utility’s largest water main.Read More
20 years after the WEB Water Development Association installed more than 100 miles of AMERICAN ductile iron pipe, forming the association’s original transmission line, WEB and AMERICAN hooked up again to expand a water treatment plant and add five miles of ductile iron pipe to the system.Read More
The $50 million Lake Region Water Treatment Plant allowed three cities to end their reliance on Lake Okeechobee as a water source, providing relief to the lake in drought conditions. The Lake Region facility is located in western Palm Beach County and has a production capacity of 10 million gallons per day. Drawing water from the Upper Floridan aquifer instead of Lake Okeechobee, it serves Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay, eliminating or reducing future withdrawals from the lake by those communities.Read More
The Lake Barkley Transmission Main consists of a new intake and pump station on Lake Barkley, with a line running 27 miles from there to a 220-million-gallon reservoir in Hopkinsville. A major part of the project was the purchase of the right-of-way of the abandoned Tennessee Central/ICG railroad bed between Hopkinsville and Gracey. That right-of-way represents roughly half of the 27 miles traversed by the transmission line.Read More