Water & Sewer Systems and Treatment
Tolman Engineering has obtained vast experience completing water system projects. We have completed a large number of studies for water improvement projects, obtained water supply permits, and designed and provided construction oversight for water supply systems, water distribution systems, and pumping stations. Refer to the specific sections below for a description of our experience in a given area below.
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Tolman Engineering has completed a significant number and wide range of of water studies. Each study resulted in a detailed report usually in USDA Rural Development format, which includes environmental resources, alternative solutions, cost estimates, a recommended alternative and an implementation schedule. The studies are vital to our clients planning process and used to implement a successful project and/or obtain grant funding.
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Tolman Engineering has assisted in development and permitted a number of water supply sources. During the development and/or permitting process we work closely with the agencies to assure issues are adequately addressed and the process moves along in a timely fashion. Because of our ability to work efficiently and effectively with the agencies we are highly recommended by resource agencies.
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Tolman Engineering has extensive experience working closely with clients (private and government) to complete planning, engineering, permitting, and inspection for water distribution projects. This includes establishment of benefit/improvement districts when required. During the planning and design phases all components of a proposed distribution system are model and analyzed with EPANET, a software package developed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Knowledgeable implementation of EPANET provides for very efficient design with the ability to make changes and provide alternatives for review with minimal time to project costs.
Our services have resulted in the installation of about 60 miles of water main. As a result, we have become known by local authorities and municipalities for providing high quality design drawings and contract documents that receive minimal change orders during construction. We have also developed an extensive tract record of completing millions of dollars of construction directly with municipal staff using self-help (force account). This ability to work directly with municipal staff to construct distribution projects has allowed municipalities to save 25 to 50 percent on construction cost as compared with completing the project with private contractors.