Project Information

IWSD Groundbreaking Ceremony 08/24/17

(Joseph Brister, Robert Halman, Anne Goodnight, Garrett Richter, Eva Deyo,  Fred Thomas, William McDaniel, Michael Botelho.)

IWSD has received funding from USDA to replace water mains throughout the community.

The main goals of this project are to replace undersized and outdated water main infrastructure, improve water quality, improve system reliability, and to reduce unaccounted for (unbilled) water. This project area encompasses approximately 50 miles of Asbestos Cement (AC) and undersized (2-inch and 3-inch diameter) water mains, which equates to roughly one-half of the entire distribution system. The existing AC water mains were part of the original private utilities systems. The AC pipes are brittle and break easily, causing severe outages and boil water notices to be issued for large parts of the system while repairs are being made. The 2-inch and 3-inch diameter water lines were also inherited from the original private utilities systems. When these mains were initially constructed, they served only a few homes. Over time, more customers were connected to these lines. These line sizes need to be upgraded to meet current industry standards for level of service. 

The project was broken into four phases, in order to be more competitive. IWSD used an online bidding website QuestCDN, which also made the bids more competitive. The final bids were actually lower than the engineers estimate. Phase 1 was awarded to PWC Joint Venture in the amount of $5,410,360.00. Phase 2 was awarded to PWC Joint Venture in the amount of $4,049,330.00. Phase 3 was awarded to Foster Marine  in the amount of $3,072,616.00. Phase 4 was awarded to Andrew Sitework in the amount of $3,622,160.00.

Phase 1

USDA AC Project

Phase 1 - PWC


Phase 2

USDA Watermain Replacement Project

Phase 2 - PWC


Phase 3

USDA Watermain Replacement Project

Phase 3 - Foster Marine


Phase 4

USDA Watermain Replacement Project

Phase 4 - Andrew Site Work

Download Main Overlay Showing all Phases
Download pdf of Phase 1                          Download pdf of Phase 2
Download pdf of Phase 3                          Download pdf of Phase 4