Water System Improvements, City of Lynden, WA

Water Systems Design

Status:  Completed

Cost:  $8 million included DWSRF and USDA funds.

Description: Scope of work included planning, design, permitting, funding administration, contract administration, and construction management. This was a very innovative and successful project, with the purpose of converting the City’s water supply from a gravity system with elevated tanks to a closed pumping system, without disrupting water service, and increasing the CT while reducing the amount of chlorine in the distribution system. The project consisted of:

  1. Upgrading the raw water pumps at the Nooksack River and installing an emergency power supply.
  2. Constructing a 6-million gallon welded steel storage tank including a cathodic protection system and a dedicated fill line from the nearby treatment plant.
  3. Complete rehabilitation of an existing 3-million gallon welded steel water tank including a cathodic protection system and 1-mile of 16” dedicated fill line from the treatment plant.
  4. Installation of D.I. 16”, 18” and 24” piping and fittings at the water treatment and Booster pump station.
  5. Installing four new pumps at the water treatment plant to fill the two reservoirs from the clearwell.
  6. Constructing a 7,000 gpm booster pump station with variable frequency drives and auxiliary chlorination system at the 6-million gallon tank.
  7. Constructing a 4,000 gpm booster pump station with variable frequency drives, auxiliary chlorination system and emergency power supply at the 3-million gallon tank.
  8.  Modifications to the existing water treatment plant, including new filter controls chemical feed system and emergency power supply.
  9. Modifying water treatment plant piping to work with the new pumping system and convert from the old gravity tank system to the new system.
  10. Modifying the distribution system to provide change over the water transmission lines from the old gravity tanks to the new pumping plants.  This included several thousand feet of 12” – 24” ductile iron pipe.
  11. Installing a complete SCADA system linking all components with fiber optic and backup radio controls.
  12. Decommissioning and removal of two old elevated water tanks located at the middle school grounds.
  13. Developing the CT reporting system on an excel spreadsheet.

East Division Street Waterline Replacement Project, Skagit County PUD #1, WA

Water System Grant Prep and Design

Status: Completed 2011

Cost: This project will be constructed by Skagit PUD #1

Description: R&E in coordination with Skagit PUD #1 designed approximately 1000 LF of new 12” DI water line to replace an existing 12” AC line. Design elements included: reconnection to existing system, restrained joints, thrust blocking, connecting to and new service connections, hydrant connections, construction and component detailing in accordance with Skagit PUD #1 & City of Mount Vernon standards. Additionally, R&E will be providing support during construction operations for field modifications as necessary.

Well 5.1, City of Blaine, WA

Well Design and Construction Management

Status: Completed

Construction Cost: $117,000

Description: This project was for the commissioning of Well 5.1, Blaine, Washington. Work included installation of an enclosed pump house, wellhead assembly, associated electrical needs, approximately 1,500 lineal feet of 8-inch water main, and other work necessary to bring a significant source on-line for the Blaine water system.

Water Storage and Water Line Improvements, Town of Hamilton, WA

Water System Design and Construction

Status: Completed 2008

Cost: $850,000

Description: Work at the tank site included design and construction management of a 290,000 gallon concrete water tank and modification of the chlorination system. The project also included design, permitting and construction management of 4,800 feet of 12” and 16” water main to supply a new manufacturing plant for Janicki Industries.

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