The primary objective of the Engineering Department is to ensure consistency and uniformity in the methods and material used for the expansion or replacement of the Water Distribution System infrastructure. Whether it involves new or replacement projects installed by District crews or outside contractors, the goals are the same. That adherence to specifications for material and workmanship is expected and required for anyone undertaking projects within our service territory.
The General Specifications included on this site are intended to offer an overview of what is expected from outside engineering firms and contractors. They are not intended to cover every conceivable situation that could impact a particular project. Timely communication and planning are inherently the key components leading to a successful completion of your development project.
The District’s transmission and distribution system includes over 207 miles of pipe, ranging from 3/4 to 20 inches in diameter, with approximately 85% being larger than 4 inches. The system includes over 800 public and private fire hydrants. The District’s ongoing operating goal is to replace around 1% (100 year life span) of its mains each year.
The District’s total water storage equals 7.7 MG, which is strategically located throughout the distribution system, includes five steel standpipes and two elevated steel storage tanks, ranging in size from 0.28 MG to 3 MG. The oldest standpipe dates from 1895 while the oldest elevated tank was erected in 1927 and has been a local landmark for many years.