Lowndes County Water Authority provides potable water to more than 1,200 customers throughout Lowndes County, Alabama. The Authority selected Constantine Engineering to apply for federal funding for much-needed improvements to their water system. Sections of their fifty-year old water transmission system and the Blackbelt Water System were in need of replacement.
Constantine Engineering professionals analyzed the entire Lowndes County Water Authority system, including hydraulic modeling. Constantine Engineers assisted the Authority in applying for funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Constantine Engineering was selected by the Authority to provide design engineering, permitting, construction management, and inspection on the project.
This $5.2 million project includes the installation of 43 miles of new water pipelines of various sizes, 3 inch to 8 inch, plus the connection of 38 new customers. A new booster station was added to provide adequate water pressure to residential customers at higher elevations. The project also included rehabilitation of a 250 GPM outdated well. A new Lowndes County Water Authority office and payment center was built, including adequate storage for maintenance equipment. The final phase of the project is an updated telemetry system and Radio Read Meters for the 1,200 customers. The improvements to the Lowndes County Water Authority system will insure safe, reliable water for current and future customers for years to come.