Through its Galvanized Pipe Replacement Program, Pinellas County replaced 140 miles of 2-inch galvanized pipe used throughout the County to transmit and deliver potable drinking water. The program helped the County prepare for a new blend of highly treated ground and desalinated water introduced into the regional system. This program proactively aided the County in its reduction of potential lead and copper corrosion of its water distribution system.
Pinellas County selected five engineering firms and five construction firms to complete the 39 assignments associated with the replacement program. McKim & Creed completed eight of the 39 assignments. These eight projects involved investigation, evaluation of alternatives, design, permitting, certifications, and construction engineering and inspection services to place more than 105,600 LF of water mains into service. In addition, 2,400 water lines and 47 new fire hydrants were placed into service. Where required, large-diameter pipes were installed to improve hydraulics and fire protection.