Fruitland Water Treatment Plant & Well Project
GMB was contracted by the City of Fruitland to evaluate and develop planning documents for the installation of a new well and upgrades to the existing Water Treatment Plant (WTP) serving the City of Fruitland, MD. Planning documents were used to secure grant and loan funding from the Maryland Department of Environment for the design and construction of this project. GMB also worked with local and state authorities to amend the County Water and Sewer Plan for the inclusion of the new well.
GMB completed the design and preparation of plans and specifications for the Fruitland WTP and Well Project in September 2019. The work consists of the installation of one test well and one observation well, along with an aquifer pumping test. This was followed by the design of a 16-inch diameter, 600 GPM production well with 50 HP submersible pumps drawing from the Manokin aquifer. As part of permitting the new well, GMB has worked with a licensed Hydrogeologist to complete investigations of the groundwater and work with MDE for a new Water Appropriations permit associated with the proposed well.
Also included in the project scope were renovations at the existing Water Treatment Plant. The WTP is designed for iron removal for an ultimate system design flow of 1,040 GPM utilizing four (4) diameter pressure filters. The scope of work includes the installation of the 4th pressure filter and the replacement of media in the existing 3 filters. A reclaim recycle system will be installed to send settled backwash recycle water back to the head of the plant. Existing controls will be modernized along with the design of updated chemical feed systems.
GMB provided full engineering services for planning and design, full contract administration, contract inspection services, start-up services, and 1st-year services.