Boynton Beach, FL - Owner: City of Boynton Beach
Erdman Anthony has completed a technical memorandum concerning the preferred route for the Section B raw water main. We are currently completing design for the two-mile Section B along Woolbright Road between Military Trail and Congress Avenue.
The raw water main will be a 36-inch-diameter ductile iron pipe. Erdman Anthony is completing the horizontal and vertical geometry for the pipe, assisting with the acquisition of easements, addressing crossings with major drainage culverts, and considering the maintenance-of-traffic impacts. Once the design is complete, Erdman Anthony will assist with the permitting efforts and with construction inspections and administration.
The City of Boynton Beach has excess capacity to treat raw water at its East Water Treatment Plant, but it does not have the capacity to draw more water from the wells in that location. Conversely, it has the capacity to draw water from the wells near the West Water Treatment Plant. The raw water therefore must be withdrawn and pre-treated from the well fields near the West Water Treatment Plant and then conveyed to the East Water Treatment Plant. To accommodate this situation, the City wants to design and construct approximately five miles of raw water main to connect the two plants and convey approximately 16 mgd currently and 20 mgd in the future. The City has hired three engineering firms to complete various portions of the project.