- LocationColchester, Vermont
- OwnerThe Housing Foundation Inc.
- EngineerSummit Engineering, Inc.
Scope of Work:
Upgrade of the Trailer parks infrastructure including new water system, meter vault, sanitary sewer, pump station, miscellaneous drainage improvements and repaving.
The 85 unit trailer park was originally built over 50 years ago with a 1” water line servicing the entire park and Orangeburg pipe used as a sewer collection system.
Upgrades included the installation of over 2,000 feet of water main, new ¾” water services, 2 fire hydrants for fire protection and an underground meter vault capable of maintaining fire flows.
Over 1,800 feet of 6” and 8” sanitary sewer collection pipe, 11 manholes, 4” services and a duplex pump station. Miscellaneous drainage improvements included replacement of 3 crumbling drop inlets and the replacement of 1 crumbling dry well catch basin along with regarding of the site to minimize water puddles and birdbaths in the roadways on what is a very flat site which limits proper drainage.
All work completed without the disruption of any service to the occupants. Challenges included installation of the pump station (16 feet deep) and the meter vault (12 ft deep) working up to 10 feet under water as the existing material was clean sand and the water table was only 5 to 6 feet below the surface, requiring extensive dewatering throughout the project.
Kingsbury Companies utilized a well point system along with specialized slip shoring to install these structures expediently and safely with no delays to the schedule.
Kingsbury Companies worked closely coordinating all work with the Owner, Engineer, Champlain Water District and the Town of Colchester. With Value Added Engineering, Kingsbury Companies saved the Owner thousands keeping total contingencies on the project to less than 1 1/2%.