NRWASA's Regional Water Transmission System
Winner of a 2005 Engineering Excellence Award for Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services from the American Council of Engineering Companies
The Neuse Regional Water and Sewer Authority (NRWASA) in NC provides treated water at wholesale rates to its eight member entities (retail providers) within Lenoir and Pitt Counties serving approximately 38,000 customers. The Wooten Company facilitated a transmission main project for the authority which consisted of 38 miles of 42 inch through 30 inch mains extending from the 15 mgd regional water treatment plant on the Neuse River just west of Kinston, N.C. to the vicinity east of Ayden in the Eastern Pine Water Corporation service area. The project also included approximately 33 miles of 8, 12, 16 and 20 inch mains to deliver water at selected points within the eight member service area. In addition to the piping, the regional delivery system project included three elevated tanks (1.5 MG, 1.0 MG, and 0.75 MG), four booster pumping stations, 18 pressure reducing valves and metering stations with related appurtenances. The Wooten Company saw the project through from inception to completion as it provided not only design services, but also construction contract administration and construction observation for the 1,200 pipes, 36 elevated tanks, 64 well pumps, and 7 booster pumping stations as they were installed. The USDA funded $66 million project's design was initiated in the last half of 2002 and construction was fully completed in 2007.