Water System Management

Environmental Engineering – Water System Management

Municipalities, counties and other water suppliers are facing complex issues such as increased regulations, legislative initiatives and aging infrastructures. As regulations governing water use become more stringent, it is becoming more challenging to provide consumers with safe, high quality drinking water at a reasonable cost.

G. Ben Turnipseed Engineers provides planning, design, funding assistance and construction administration services for water system improvement projects. Our experience with water treatment and supply ranges from an emergency rehabilitation of deep wells to the planning, permitting and design of a 10 MGD water treatment plant. Water distribution improvements include repair/replacement of old deteriorating water lines to construction of new county-wide water systems. Our design of ground water storage and elevated water storage tanks range in size from 0.5 million gallons to over 6.0 million gallons.

Water supply includes

  • Surface water intakes
  • Raw water pump stations
  • Springs and wells
  • Raw water reservoirs

Water treatment includes

  • Design of new and rehabilitated surface water treatment plants
  • Enhanced treatment of well water

Water storage includes

  • Ground storage tanks
  • Elevated water tanks

Water distribution includes

  • Booster pump stations
  • Line extensions
  • Rehabilitation of existing distribution systems.

Raw water and ground water withdrawal permits and modifications to existing operating permits require approval from various regulatory agencies including

  • Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD)
  • U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE)
  • Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Additional engineering services include:

  • Hydraulic modeling of the distribution system
  • System mapping and GIS survey
  • Rate studies and project cost monitoring
  • Assistance with CT, tracer and high-rate studies
  • Training assistance for operators
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Drought Contingency Plans