Sussex County Pump Stations
Location Sussex County, DE
Client Sussex County Council
Date of Completion Various
Services #Construction Services #Water / Wastewater Engineering
George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB) has assisted Sussex County with the design, construction administration, and/or inspection of a wide range of pump station projects, including the following recent examples:
PUMP STATION NO. 34
Pump Station 34 is located in Fenwick Island within the southbound Route 1 right-of-way across from the Fenwick Towers. The project involved the design, construction administration, and inspection of a complete rebuild of PS 34, which included new pumps, rails, piping, and valves. The concrete wet well was structurally evaluated and repaired as necessary and recoated. A concrete valve vault was installed to house the check valves and isolation valves. The project included MOT along Route 1 and construction activity within a limited working area.
PUMP STATION NO. 207 & FORCE MAIN
GMB assisted Sussex County with design, contract administration and inspection for the replacement of Pump Station #207 (PS #207) and construction of a new large diameter force main in the West Rehoboth Expansion of the Dewey Beach Sanitary Sewer District. The new capacity for PS #207 accommodates 5,950 EDU’s. The 10-inch force main previously serving PS #207 was augmented with a larger diameter force main that discharges directly to PS #210 to free up capacity in the gravity sewer. Work included coordination with DelDOT and developing plans for Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) as the construction site encompasses two major state routes (Rte.9 and Rte. 1).
PUMP STATIONS NO. 22, 23 & 24 MODIFICATIONS
As part of a Pump Station Improvement Program, GMB assisted with the modifications of Pump Stations No. 22, 23 & 24. The projects consisted of modifying and converting an existing wet pit/dry pit pump station to a conventional submersible pump station. The aging dry well infrastructure was a safety concern for personnel, as well as problematic for manpower considerations when the pumps needed service. The work included preparing alternative concepts, recommending a preferred approach, producing contract documents (plans, specifications, bidding documents), and making permit applications based on the design concept accepted by Sussex County.