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Parker Creek Water Company - Lake Martin, AL

Project Highlights:

  • 44,000-acre lake used for hydroelectric power
  • Grassroots planning, design, funding, permitting, construction management, and administrative management for the new water company for previously unserved area

Lake Martin is an Alabama Power hydroelectric power generation impoundment that was created in the 1920s by constructing a dam on the Tallapoosa River. It is a 44,000-acre lake with over 750 miles of wooded shoreline and covers significant portions of Coosa, Elmore, and Tallapoosa Counties on central Alabama.Lake Martin is an Alabama Power hydroelectric power generation impoundment that was created in the 1920s by constructing a dam on the Tallapoosa River. It is a 44,000-acre lake with over 750 miles of wooded shoreline and covers significant portions of Coosa, Elmore, and Tallapoosa Counties on central Alabama. The western side of Lake Martin is in Coosa County primarily along Parker Creek as a significant tributary. In the mid-2000s, the Parker Creek area was not served by a public water system and private well sources were very unreliable. The Parker Creek Water Company was formed and Constantine Engineering was hired to provide the grassroots planning, design, funding, permitting, construction management, and administrative management for the new water company.

The water system now serves more than 1500 customers and includes more than 50 miles of water transmission and distribution mains, hundreds of fire hydrants, and a 250,000-gallon storage tank. The public water system was a boon to the area, providing safe drinking water and fire protection for the thousands of houses located along Lake Martin.

Client Reference:

Parker Creek Water Company

P.O. Box 43224

Birmingham, AL 35243

205-263-5102