After 3 years of studies, focus groups, planning, easement acquisition and engineering, VCU's $18 million water expansion is nearing completion. Eight new wells have been drilled, developed and have been incorporated into the daily production of Valparaiso's drinking water. In addition, 2 new 500,000 gallon reservoirs have been constructed at both the Flint Lake and Airport water treatment plants.
The project was designed by Arcadis US, INC. and constructed by Bowen Engineering utilizing the guaranteed savings process. The project will supplement Valparaiso's well capacity, replace aging wells, upgrade existing water facilities, accommodate future growth, and provide additional fire protection and storage. The new well field will accommodate an additional 3.5 to 4.0 million gallons per day of water capacity.
This successful completion of this project is due to the oversight of the Water Treatment Operations & Maintenance Manager, Shihua Chen, and our Resident Project Representative, Bob Garmon.