City of Newport News Waterworks
- Newport News, Virginia
- Our Role
- Design, Engineering, Construction Inspection, Archaeological Investigation.
- 4,717 linear feet
- 3 years
Finished 23 days ahead of schedule
Completed $20,000 under budget.
For more than a century, Newport News Waterworks has provided service to this historic area. As the organization seeks to update aging infrastructure, it strikes a balance between the demands of the growing community, fiscal restraints, and integration with other renewal projects.
For the Harwoods Mill raw water pipeline project, a staged approach to improvements dating back to the early 1990s was necessary. Previous improvement work had replaced more than 50,000 linear feet of the main in two areas. However, a section connecting the two had been put on hold because of uncertain development in the proposed corridor.
Fast-track design schedule
Wetlands and creek crossings
Interconnections with existing mains
Alternative materials used, including prestressed-concrete cylinder pipe and ductile iron pipe.