This water service line replacement project enables the City of Clearwater to proactively address potential corrosion and water quality degradation issues and extends the life of the water distribution system.
The City of Clearwater operates a potable water distribution system to supply drinking water to the residents and commercial customers of the City. In some cases, the piping systems were decades old and were constructed with materials such as galvanized steel that degrade over time.
The City established an annual program to replace older service lines as required to provide reliable service and adequate water flow and pressure. McKim & Creed developed and updated priority areas for pipeline replacement. Priority areas were determined using hydraulic modeling and water quality mixing estimates that would occur as the City implemented its new membrane water treatment facility at Water Treatment Plant No. 1 site. Data on age and pipe materials were mapped against the water quality projections from the model. We prepared design and construction contract documents for the top-ranked areas. Approximately 25,100 linear feet of pipeline was replaced.