Clean drinking water is an essential part of life. QLH has planned and designed private and municipal water supply treatment and distribution systems in Florida for more than 30 years. Water supply planning is a complex field and industry specific expertise is essential for successful project delivery. The engineers and technicians at QLH have demonstrated experience in water technology.
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The project includes the construction of four new wells, raw water main, auxiliary power and access road for the expansion of the Alan R. Thomas wellfield. Elements of the wellfield expansion include four new well sites for 12-inch wells into the Floridan Aquifer. Each well is outfitted with a submersible pump. The raw water transmission main was extended to the new well sites. Raw water piping includes about 1,120 linear feet of 10-inch pipe and 2,010 linear feet of 8-inch pipe. An emergency generator and automatic switch gear is included with the wellfield expansion.
Site improvements include an access road required by three of the wells. This expansion allows the City of Edgewater to rotate wells allowing a better well recovery while serving their existing water customers. This project was completed in 2011.
Volusia County operates four water supply wells at the Glen Abbey Water Treatment Plant. The combined permitted capacity of existing 6-inch wells #1 and #2 was 950 GPM. Both wells were quite old and #2 was not functional due to a leaking casing seat. QLH and CCI provided design, permitting and construction oversight for a new 12-inch diameter Upper Floridan Aquifer potable supply well. The scope of services included the following:
The project includes installation of Well #3R as a replacement for Well #3 and Well #1. The Consumptive Use Permit capacities for the two wells will be combined into the replacement well with a design flow rate of 1,000 GPM. Both existing wells will be abandoned in accordance with the water management district’s standards. The proposed Well #3R will be installed in a concrete block well house. Project included CUP modification and approval of variance from the sanitation hazard setbacks from septic tanks serving adjacent properties. The project was funded by a State Revolving Fund loan with principal forgiveness.
Preparation of a complete permit application and negotiations for renewal of the city’s Consumptive Use Permit. The city requested a groundwater allocation of 7.37 MGD to serve their customers through 2036 (20-year duration). The renewal process included population and water use projections, water conservation, wellfield operation plan, hydrogeological modeling and biological services. The permit application and Request for Additional Information response are complete. The permit awaits governing board approval.
QLH has served as DeLand’s consulting engineer since 1990. The firm has prepared the designs for the city’s water supply and treatment facilities for the past 22 years. The most recent water supply and treatment facility designed for DeLand is the Tomoka Woods water treatment plant. QLH prepared all water supply studies, Consumptive Use Permit permitting, siting studies, planning, permitting, funding, bidding, and construction engineering and inspection services for this project.
The firm prepared a State Revolving Fund Facility Plan for this project and assisted the city in obtaining grant funding for construction of this project. QLH was instrumental in assisting in the acquisition of a $3 million loan from the U.S. Environmental Protection agency under the American Restoration and Recovery Act. The loan reimbursement and compliance services were provided by QLH.
The new water supply site was a 60-acre parcel purchased in the northwestern portion of the city’s service area. The new water supply and treatment facility was designed to produce 2.9 MGD, annual average flow, of potable water. The system consists of four 16-inch water supply wells, 1.3 MG ground storage tank with tray aerators, chemical feed equipment, high service pump station and emergency power generator.
The wells produce 1,000 GPM each with 50 percent reserve capacity to allow for weekly well rotation. High service pumping includes three pumps each with a capacity of 1,600 GPM. Pumps capacity serves regular daily demands and fire flows for the city’s service area. Water quality in the region is excellent and minimal treatment is required to produce high quality potable water at a very low cost per 1,000 gallons. The project was completed in 2011.
The City of Cocoa Utilities Industrial Park Booster Pump Station Improvements included the replacement of the 5 million gallon ground storage tank, the replacement of the existing booster pumps and associated building, yard piping and site improvements. The project was intended to improve the water system level of service and reliability as a part of the utility’s ongoing capital improvement program.
The Industrial Park Booster Pump Station was originally constructed more than 40 years ago and included a welded steel tank and pump station. In 1987, significant improvements were made to the pump station building; however, much of the original facility including the tank, buildings, pumps, motors, yard piping and valve vaults are still in operation.
The work included in this project consisted of the following:
DeLand provides potable water service throughout a 72 square mile service area that includes the city and surrounding unincorporated areas. The western portion of the service area is adjacent to the Highway I-4 corridor and includes the Volusia County Fairgrounds Complex. A 1.0 MG ground storage tank and high service pump station, with chlorination facilities was designed to satisfy peak demands and fire flows to this remote portion of the service area.
QLH provided design, permitting, and construction engineering and inspection services for this project. The project has been in continuous service since completion in 2011. It included emergency power, chlorine disinfection and telemetry control providing for remote monitoring and control of plant components.