Brazil, IN

Water System Improvements

HWC provided planning, design, bidding, and construction management phases for this water system improvement project.  The improvements to the system were determined through an SRF Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) completed by HWC in 2009. The items of concern that were evaluated in the PER were a reduction in well capacity, the deteriorating condition of an existing elevated tank, inadequate flow provided near the I-70/SR-59 interchange, the lack of centralized control/monitoring abilities of the system, areas with old and undersized water mains, and sections of aging hydrants and meters.

Project Highlights:


  • New 700 gallon per day well in the existing wellfield
  • Replacement 750,000 gallon elevated water tank in the City
  • New 250,000 gallon elevated water tank near the I-70/SR-59 interchange
  • A booster station with variable frequency drives for the 250,000 gallon tank, along with a backup generator
  • New SCADA system at the water treatment plant to monitor/control the plant, elevated tanks, wellfield, and booster station
  • Replacement of 23,000 LF of water main, 100 hydrants, and 1,000 meters
  • Project bid in Spring 2010 in 5 divisions
  • Construction cost – $6.0M (funded by an SRF loan and an IOCRA DR II grant
  • Construction completed in December 2011