Hillsborough County was experiencing low system pressure at peak demands in the South-Central Service Area. To address this operational limitation, Hillsborough County retained McKim & Creed to design a 12.5-mgd potable water re-pump station and a 3-mg potable water ground storage tank. During the initial phase, our team provided a preliminary engineering report; and final design, permitting, public relations and bidding phase services. Upon completion of the design phase, the County retained the team to provide full construction management and observation services.
The new facility was constructed just south of the South County’s AWWTP. Due to overlapping site and regulatory requirements, the civil/site work was coordinated with the WWTP Design Consultant. The complete facility included three 6.25 mgd variable frequency drive split case horizontal pumps enclosed in a split face CMU building with an office, lavatory, electrical room, and a stand-by generator. The building was contiguous with a compound for a fuel storage tank and an area for future chemical storage and feed equipment.
The project was rounded out with a 3-mg prestressed concrete ground storage tank, and the site was supplied by a 1,900 linear feet of 24-inch transmission fill/discharge line. This premier facility interfaced with the countywide SCADA system for full remote operational capability.
The McKim & Creed team was able to prioritize expansion and repair needs to match available funding for Hillsborough County. The PLC and SCADA systems were designed in strict adherence with established County standards, reinforcing the County’s SCADA system goals.