CATEGORY F - STUDIES
PLANNING, CONSULTING ENGINEERING SERVICES
WATER FACILITIES PLAN
SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT
- Gathered and reviewed existing data
“High Service” area in South Burlington, VT.
design criteria by updating preliminary
based on water usage data, fire flow needs and coordination with CWD 20
year master plan.
with city planning and zoning staff to
future water demands based on population growth projections.
minimum required volume for expansion
existing tank and/or addition of new distribution storage tank.
several alternatives for main service
and high service area.
hydraulic analysis and computer modeling
each of the alternatives by adding each to the existing CWD computer
a recommended plan presented in
phases with estimated costs and funding sources.
a comprehensive report to be presented
the City of South Burlington and CWD.
plan included phased approach:
new second 500,000 gallon tank at
Dorset Street tank to increase the
from 1,500,000 gallons to 2,100,000 gallons at
a higher hydraulic grade line.
transmission and distribution mains for
the high service area.
- Extended services to areas
while maintaining minimum pressures in existing areas.
height of vertical expansion of
- Improved fire flows and
types of water
storage tanks suitable
the impact of “water turnover” and
practice helped to comply with the Disinfection By-Products Rule.
needs for additional transmission
changes in system operation from the
24" CWD transmission main.
a hydraulic analysis with future
considering a 20 year buildout.
the most cost effective solution
all of the above criteria.
- Special Features:
infrastructure support for
future growth in South Burlington.
phases for next 50
years with additional loops and redundancy, considering pipe sizes.
- Serves as a
- Took into
credits for CWD supply
for fire flow demands, therefore reducing storage requirements.
- Met aesthetic
concerns by co-locating
tanks or raising tanks.