Salisbury Regional Airport (SBY) Water Main Extension
Location Wicomico County, MD
Client Wicomico County
Size 24,000 SF of water main
Costs $3.7 million
Date of Completion 2022
GMB provided Wicomico County with engineering services for the water extension of municipal water supply to the Salisbury Regional Airport. GMB’s work on this project began in 2013 with the completion of a Feasibility Study for Wicomico County to determine the most cost-effective and feasible option to provide public water service to the Airport. GMB assisted the County in efforts to find funding through State and Federal loan and grant programs. Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) provided $1,500,000 in grant funds to fund this project with the remaining of funds coming from a state revolving fund (SRF) loan.
In 2017, GMB was hired to complete final planning and design phase services. The project extends the City of Salisbury public water from Wor-Wic Community College located east of Salisbury on U.S. Route 50, along Walston Switch Road, crossing under Mt. Herman Road (State Route 350) and connecting to the Salisbury Regional Airport on Airport Road and within the Airport Industrial Park. The project included installation of approximately 24,000 LF of water main and 3,900 LF of directional drilled fusible PVC. In addition to installing the main distribution lines, the project also included abandonment of all existing onsite wells and connecting the existing buildings to the public water supply. The project also included a chlorine booster station to maintain chlorine levels within the system for disinfection.
GMB provided full construction administration and inspection services for the project on behalf of Wicomico County. GMB coordinated all monthly meetings between the County, City of Salisbury, MDE, and Contractors and managed the grant and funding reimbursements. GMB provided full-time inspection and coordinated daily with the Contractor to complete a high-quality job and maintain the schedule.