City of Hamilton, Ohio
Burgess & Niple (B&N) was retained by the City of Hamilton to investigate the City’s raw water supply system. The objective was to determine the need for new facilities and well field locations that provide the best possible water service to the City’s customers at the most reasonable cost.
Population growth and industrial raw water needs prompted the City to assess short- and long-term water supply requirements for expanding the existing 16-mgd groundwater production level. An analysis of past and present water supply usage prompted the need for an additional 24-mgd expansion by the year 2020.
The B&N team studied the existing well fields to determine their maximum and future yield, evaluated the potential for contamination of the existing well fields and identified preventive measures to be taken. In addition, the impact of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act and future Wellhead Protection Program was evaluated. Finally, recommendations were provided for future water well improvements which considered geologic, economic, and political factors.
Based on B&N’s recommendations, the City implemented an initial 6-mgd expansion of their groundwater production capabilities. B&N completed detailed plans and specifications for five 1,500-gpm production wells and 5,000 feet of raw water main.
Construction services also were provided.
Additional water supply experience includes: