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Lawrence, KS Pump Station #48, Gravity Sewer, and Force Main

  • Client:City of Lawrence, Kansas
  • Location:Lawrence, Kansas
  • Contract Amount:$9,800,000
  • Contract Type:Design-Build
  • Engineer:Professional Engineering Consultants

​This project, located directly North of Free State High School and next to the Kansas Turnpike in Lawrence, KS, was designed to accommodate the future growth potential of Northwest Lawrence. The project consists of a gravity interceptor sewer, and expandable pump station and force main.

Tom Parkin, Project Superintendent, along with his crew, have been diligently working on the construction of the 40 feet deep concrete Pump Station #48. The wet well consists of five locations for pumping units, with three pumps being a part of our scope and the others for future expansion. The control building next to the pump station encloses all electrical components (which are being installed by Huxtable and Associates) needed to operate the station and has been constructed to resemble a barn-like structure to better fit its location. The valve vault has been piped to provide for the current single force main and a possible future second force main.
Our subcontractor, Wildcat Construction, Inc., has completed the construction of the over two and a half mile long force main. The route required large borings under the Kansas Turnpike, Kasold Road, and North Iowa Street. The 16" force main transitions to 24" along its route to accommodate the future flows from the second force main. This will reduce the cost and schedule required to construct the future force main when needed. The force main terminated at a discharge structure constructed north of the Hallmark Cards Plant.
Another subcontractor, R.D. Johnson Excavating, has completed the construction of the two mile long gravity interceptor sewer. The new sewer redirects the flow from Pump Stations #40 and #18 toward the new Pump Station #48. It also provides a future gravity line heading West to be tied into the pump station. HDPE pipe was used for the majority of gravity sewer. This piping material has allowed clean and quick installation of the sewer that winds it way South toward Free State High School and East toward Folks Road.
The project was completed in July 2007.

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