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Upper Cape Regional Water Supply

  • Upper Cape Regional Water Supply
  • Upper Cape Regional Water Supply
  • Upper Cape Regional Water Supply
  • Upper Cape Regional Water Supply

This United States Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) $15 million project was designed to provide potable water to the Otis Air National Guard Base and the adjacent communities of Bourne, Falmouth, Sandwich, and Mashpee, Massachusetts—in response to widespread contamination to the underlying sole source aquifer in the area.

Preparing for the Future—and Fast

After years of ground water contamination, and with an increasing demand caused by the  rapid growth of the adjacent communities, the Massachusetts Military Reserve sought Kleinfelder’s expertise to provide potable water to the region’s communities. An aggressive 15-month design-construction schedule required that design be conducted on parallel tracks to allow for concurrent project work.

Design, Data, and Details

Kleinfelder’s team completed the design and prepared public bid documents for construction of three gravel-packed well pumping stations, a 0.5 MG spheroid storage tank, 11 miles of 24-, 20-, 16-, and 12-inch water transmission mains. Our work also involved renovations to an existing pumping station, a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, design criteria for each of the four community metering stations, and related federal and state permits. We also provided a complete suite of construction administration services.

Project Results

Kleinfelder’s long-standing relationship with the USACE, the team’s commitment to complete the work on an extreme fast-track schedule, and its experience in water system planning, design and construction administration helped USACE to meet the region’s potable water supply needs in a timely fashion.

Project Details

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New England District, Regulatory Division

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