To support the construction of a new water treatment plant, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources had to devise a solution to transfer water to large distribution pipes located 3 miles away. Gresham Smith’s answer involved approximately 16,500 linear feet of 60-inch pipeline that transferred water from the Shoal Creek Water Treatment Plant to two 48-inch distribution mains located on each side of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

Client

Gwinnett County (GA) Department of Water Resources

Location

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Project Type

Water

Services

Engineering

16.5k

linear feet of 60-inch pipeline

2

48-inch distribution mains

3

miles between treatment plant and distribution pipes

No Easy Route

No Easy Route

Bridging those 3 miles was no easy feat. The route was constrained by multiple factors, including surrounding neighborhoods, wetlands, existing utilities, a landfill and three major water crossings. The project also required extensive coordination with multiple ongoing projects and developments, including a proposed subdivision, a future 72-inch reuse water main, the widening of Sycamore Road and the replacement of the Richland Creek Bridge.
A Reliable Way to Convey

A Reliable Way to Convey

Incorporating steel and ductile iron pipe alternatives, our team’s easy-to-construct design solution avoided complications along the constricted 3-mile site, and perhaps most importantly, delivered a safe and reliable water transmission main that was completed on time and within budget.

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