WATER SERVICES

 

Sending water where it needs to go — PEEC has pioneered several techniques, now in use throughout the region, to make sure our clients have the water resources when and where they need them.

• Hydrogeology/Groundwater Modeling

• Water Well Design
• Water Intake Structure Design, Construction, and Repair
• Water Treatment Services
• Water Distribution Systems

• Lake and Reservoir Water Quality Management
• Storm Water Permitting and Compliance
• Water Resources Management/Water Rights Strategies

• Water Supply Planning
• Watershed Management/Source Protection


NEW WATER LINE BRINGS CLEAN WATER, ECONOMIC GROWTH TO TOWN

Grand Isle, Louisiana’s only inhabited island, is a community of 1500 people that had no direct source of potable water. Residents were forced to purchase water, at high rates. A lack of potable water also made it difficult to accommodate the many tourists who visited the island. In 1999, PEEC installed a 32-mile water line that piped in Mississippi River water to Grand Isle, using an innovative design that maximized the line’s durability. Now the town’s residents receive up to two million gallons of water a day at a fraction of the rate charged by previous sources. Since the line was installed, eco-tourism in Grand Isle has doubled.

STREAMLINED SOLUTION PROVIDES MODEL FOR REGION

Grand Isle’s water distribution system was at the breaking point when PEEC was hired to bring the system back up to full strength. Along with other measures, we repaired the system’s main pipe, whose diameter had shrunk to only six inches due to build up in the line. We used a specialized cleaning device normally used for pipelines to clean out the pipe. Our method effectively doubled the pipe’s capacity and is now used by municipalities throughout the area to keep water systems functioning at optimal levels.