Arlington PPOA Water Plant Re-Design, Cape Charles, VA

Client/Owner:
Arlington Plantation Property
Owners Association, Inc.

Services Provided:
Environmental
Civil Engineering

Project Type(s):
Environmental

In 2015 MSA was contracted to assist the Arlington Plantation Property Owners Association (POA) in providing potable water service to approximately two dozen developed residential lots near Cape Charles, VA. The community’s waterworks system is nearly 30 years old and in need of maintenance and upgrades. These improvements are partially funded by a planning grant from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) – Office of Drinking Water (Grant # 282-14, VDH Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund). To help the client comply with various grant requirements, MSA performed an inspection and evaluation of the waterworks system including data review, system inspection, and a planning document and Preliminary Engineering Report (PER).

Data review and reporting consisted of reviewing water withdrawal and water quality data, sanitary surveys and all other documentation pertinent to the Waterworks to look for trends, non-compliance issues, or potential for non-compliance with the Virginia Waterworks Regulations (12 VAC 5-25-590). A report of the findings was prepared and presented to the client.

MSA provided Licensed Waterworks Operators and qualified subcontractors to inspect area land use, drainage, storage tanks (exterior/interior), well, pumps, seals, electrical systems, pump house, ventilation, and other appurtenances as needed. Tank inspection included cleaning to remove sediment, staining, and coordinating with a subcontractor for biofilm and final disinfection of both on-site tanks. During water system inspection, the water system was maintained in a sanitary condition and water outage was minimized for water system customers. A summary of findings will be prepared and presented to the client.

MSA prepared a scaled schematic drawing of the water production system (up to the entry point for the distribution system), to include summaries from data review and facility inspections. We submitted a draft PER to the VDH-ODW, followed by submittal of a final Planning Document including revised PER signed by a Professional Engineer. This planning document also included summaries from the data review, facility inspection and recommendations for continued regulatory compliance and opinions of costs associated with recommended system improvements.

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