Demopolis Water Tank


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Neel-Schaffer provided engineering services for this project to provide water service upgrades and the addition of a 500,000-gallon single pedestal elevated water storage tank in Demopolis.

The services included capital and operational planning, engineering analysis with hydraulic modeling software and design, and construction administration.

The project also required environmental concurrence with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Alabama Historical Commission, then  and Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

Permitting was obtained through Norfolk Southern Railroad for a railroad crossing, along with Alabama Department of Transportation for a highway crossing, both by dry bore.

Improvements included:

  • A 500,000-gallon single pedestal elevated water storage tank.
  • Upgrades to an existing well pump.
  • The addition of 6,500 linear feet of 12-inch HDPE water transmission main, some of which was installed by horizontal directional drilling.
  • Water Storage Tank Rehabilitation, which consisted of blasting, painting, and miscellaneous repairs to two 500,000-gallon and one 250,000-gallon elevated water tanks.

Funding options for the combined $3.1 million projects were evaluated.  A Drinking Water State Revolving Loan (SRF) through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management proved to be the best option for the Board. This multi-phased project was completed in 2014.

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