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THE TOWN OF TOPSAIL BEACH AND RIVERS AND ASSOCIATES

ANNOUNCE A RIBBON CUTTING

ON JULY 11TH, 2013 AT 11:00 AM

UNDER THE NEW WATER TOWER

 

PROJECT GOALS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

In 2005, the Town of Topsail Beach initiated a study of the Town’s water infrastructure and it was updated in 2009.  The study and evaluation addressed the needs of the Town’s water infrastructure and identified the following areas to be addressed:

 

               The need to increase storage volume for growth and demand:

The project nearly doubled water storage volume from 300,000 gallons to 500,000 gallons by constructing a 200,000 gallon ground storage tank and a 300,000 gallon elevated storage tank

 

Lower pressures in the system, especially on the Southern end of the system:

System pressure was moderately increased.

Process equipment needed to be overhauled and replaced:        

Increased dependability and longevity was achieved by installing new electrical gear, transfer pumps, high-service pumps and related pipelines.

 

Added to the project to comply with State and Federal mandates:

Chemical feed pumps were installed and SCADA was upgraded to automate chlorine and corrosion control feed to the system.

 

Volumes as well as pressures needed to be addressed on the south end of the water system: Two new water mains lines were installed to increase pressure and flow during high-demands

Pumping patterns and equipment were needed to facilitate the process and increase efficiency of the Town’s water system:

Variable frequency drives were installed for the high-service pumps to alleviate water hammer issues.

 

There was a need to increase flexibility of billing, optimize staff time and allow for quicker response to customer water issues:

Automated Meter Reading System and meters were utilized to facilitate monthly billing for water.   The readings can now be done in about half a day as opposed to four days.  Approximately 37% of the meters are read before the vehicle containing the reading equipment pulls away from Town Hall.

 

Town officials, staff along with Rivers and Associates will be available immediately after the ribbon cutting to take interested citizens on a brief tour of the upgrades.

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