Journal of The New England Water Works Association - June 2015 - (Page 9a)
ON THE COVER
Southington Water Department Headquarters
The photograph on the cover shows the Southington Water Department's (SWD) new headquarters,
which were constructed in 2005 as part of a well-head protection project. There is a production
well at SWD's prior location, so the push for new administration space and a crew garage was to
get the high volume traffic/activity away from the well head, and create a low impact park at that
location. The new building measures 28,000 square feet: 8,000 for administrative staff, and 20,000
for the garage and operations crew.
In addition to almost 200 miles of water transmission and distribution mains, the SWD system
includes seven active groundwater wells, three reservoirs, six storage tanks, two pump stations,
and a surface water treatment plant.
The Town of Southington recently completed system improvements that include the new 2,000,000
gallon ground based Mariondale Drive water storage tank at the town's water treatment plant. The
new storage tank replaced an existing welded steel tank that had several failing structural members.
A preliminary analysis of the existing tank indicated that a new pre-stressed concrete water storage tank would be more economical than repairing the existing tank and maintaining the coating
system over the life cycle of the tank.
The preliminary design identified the appropriate geometry of the tank that would maximize
available storage within the tank for both summer and winter operating conditions. The new tank
was also required to meet the Connecticut detention time for disinfection.
The new tank was constructed within the footprint of the existing tank. Construction was required
on a small site with existing utilities and vaults that could not be relocated.
Information courtesy of:
Tighe & Bond, Inc.
Southington Water Department
Photograph courtesy of Southington Water Department
Journal NEWWA June 2015
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Journal of The New England Water Works Association - June 2015
Officers of the New England Water Works Association
NEWWA 2015-2017 Meeting & Event Schedule
On The Cover
Cyanobacteria in Reservoirs: Causes, Consequences, Controls
With a Little Help from our Friends: Collaborating to Protect a Water Supply
Salem's Folly Hill Reservoir: Inspecting and Rehabilitating a Century-Old Concrete Tank
Restrained Joint Ductile Iron Pipe Proven Reliable for Stressful Utility Installations
Water System Profile: Southington, Connecticut Water System
Urgent Need for Papers!!
Guidelines for the Preparation of Papers for Publication in the Journal of the New England Water Works Association
Guidelines for the Peer Review Option of the Papers Appearing in the Journal of the New England Water Works Association
Index to Advertisers
Journal of The New England Water Works Association - June 2015