McKim & Creed designed the Skycrest Reclaimed Water system as part of the City of Clearwater’s phased approach to expand its reclaimed water system. And while the project encompassed the Skycrest neighborhood, it also traversed a large portion of the City of Clearwater. The Skycrest reclaimed water transmission main interconnects the City’s western and eastern reclaimed water systems and three wastewater treatment plants. The project also increases the City’s ability to transport reclaimed water to areas of high demand. And finally, it allows the City to dispose of plant effluent through existing surface water outfalls.
Reclaimed Water Services Provided
For the Skycrest Reclaimed Water project, McKim & Creed designed reclaimed water transmission and distribution pipelines, a 7.2-mgd reclaimed water booster pump station and a 5-MG storage facility. The pipelines were installed using different technologies. For example, we installed approximately 16,500 LF of 24- and 16-inch reclaimed water transmission pipe via open-cut trench. Using jack-and-bore and horizontal directional drill we installed another 800 LF. And the team used horizontal directional drill to install 52,500 LF of 4-, 6- and 8-inch distribution piping.
Additional services also included hydraulic modeling, topographic survey, subsurface utility locates, preliminary and final design, permitting, maintenance of traffic plans, bidding and construction engineering and observation services for the project.
Design involved site plan development and onsite stormwater treatment systems. Permitting of these new facilities included the City of Clearwater Building Department and Development Review Committee; preparation of an Environmental Resources Permit; and right-of-way use permits through CSX, the Florida Department of Transportation and Pinellas County. McKim & Creed adhered to the new statewide stormwater rules in designing the onsite water quality enhancements.