JACKSON COUNTY, MS
Rebuilding Gulf Coast infrastructure after Hurricane Katrina
Neel-Schaffer provided engineering design, bidding, and construction oversight services to help the Jackson County Utility Authority rebuild the northeast Jackson County area following the damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
After the hurricane ravaged much of the Gulf Coast, the Mississippi Legislature authorized the formation of county utility authorities and tasked them with the development of infrastructure to ensure the orderly growth and sharing of infrastructure resources within their counties.
Through funding from CDBG programs administered by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Neel-Schaffer assisted the JCUA with engineering services that included design, term bidding, and construction oversight for this project.
The $6.9 million project included:
- A 100,000-gallon-per-day decentralized wastewater treatment facility located in the Big Point Community
- A 120,000-gallon-per-day decentralized wastewater treatment facility located in the Wade Community
- 122,800 linear feet of 3-, 4- and 6-inch force main installed by open cut, bored encasement and horizontal directional drilling in the Polktown, Wade, Hurley, and Big Point areas
- A 100-gpm duplex pumping station located in the Wade Community