Haas projects

Water & Wastewater Projects

The following projects represent some our recent experiences successfully designing and implementing solutions for water distribution systems and wastewater conveyance, storage and treatment facilities.

Water System Projects

TOWN OF LONG BEACH WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS

Town of Long Beach, Indiana

TOWN OF PINES WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Town of Pines, Indiana

TOWN OF BEVERLY SHORES WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Town of Beverly Shores, Indiana

WOODLAWN AVENUE / COUNTY LINE ROAD WATERMAIN EXTENSION

Department of Water Works, Michigan City, Indiana

MICHIGAN CITY ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS WATERMAIN EXTENSION

Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City, Indiana

SOUTH SIDE WATERMAIN EXTENSION

Department of Water Works, Michigan City, Indiana

Wastewater Projects

OHIO STREET LIFT STATION RELOCATION & IMPROVEMENTS

Sanitary District of Michigan City, Indiana

Problem:  Wet weather sewer back-up and basement flooding resulting from infiltration & inflow, undersized lift station and force main and downstream gravity sewer limitations.

Solution:  Thorough analysis and investigation of the existing system, including smoke testing, sewer televising and pump station flow & operation testing were completed.  Replacement of over-loaded sewers with larger sewers to a new, larger lift station in a new location with 3 variable speed pumps, modern controls, a Mission Control SCADA/Telemetry System reconfiguration of the local gravity sewer system, two force mains and a back-up generator.  The dual force mains were rerouted to a different trunk sewer with more capacity.

LAKE HILLS SEWER SEPARATION PROJECT

Sanitary District of Michigan City, Indiana

Problem:  Existing sanitary sewer lift station located beneath an existing street was overloaded by wet weather flows.

Solution:  Phase 1 of this project involved rerouting local sanitary sewers to a new lift station in an accessible location, complete with stand-by generator, controls and SCADA monitoring system.  Phase 2 provided new storm sewers to intercept wet weather flows and thus reduce flows to the sanitary pump station.

LAKE DALECARLIA WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT ADDITIONS & RENOVATIONS

Lake Dalecarlia Regional Waste District - Lowell, Indiana

Problem:  Existing 0.44 million gallon per day (MGD) wastewater treatment plant was no longer capable of reliable operation due to the deteriorated condition of the plant structures and equipment.

Solution:  Provided a new 0.60 MGD capacity prefabricated steel plant, complete with new aeration equipment, innovative UV disinfection and a permanent back-up electrical generator.  The existing plant structure was then rehabilitated for aerobic sludge digestion and flow storage.

PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTH CENTRAL WATER & WASTEWATER UTILITY AND T.P. ORTHODONTICS WASTEWATER UTILITY CONNECTIONS

South Coast Conservancy District - Westville, Indiana

Problem:  The South Coast Conservancy District was formed by Purdue University North Central (PNC), T.P. Orthodontics (TPO) and the University Village Development to receive potable water and sanitary sewer services from the Town of Westville.

Solution:  Haas & Associates designed the sanitary sewer and water main extensions and connections on the PNC and TPO properties, including one grinder pump station and force main for a maintenance building at PNC and two grinder pump stations and force mains, for the entire wastewater flow from TPO.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AND CSO LAGOON IMPROVEMENTS - LONG TERM CONTROL PLAN

City of LaPorte, Indiana

Problem:  Additional combined sewer overflow (CSO) retention volume was required in an existing earthen basin to increase capacity from 12.8 to 31.5 million gallons, as well as increased return flow pumping capacity from the retention basin to the treatment plant, from a rate of 1 to 10 million gallons per day.

Solution:  Provided additional retention volume by raising the elevations of the basin overflow weir and the dike on the north side of the basin.  The additional return flow pumping capacity was accomplished by constructing a new pump station with four variable rate pumps and with a fine screen ahead of the pumps.

INDIAN SPRINGS SUBDIVISION WASTEWATER IMPROVEMENTS

Sanitary District of Michigan City, Indiana

Problem:  The subdivision's wastewater system consisted of gravity sewers, three wastewater pump stations and a wastewater treatment plant.  The subdivision homeowners' association wanted to be relieved of the responsibilities of their deteriorating wastewater facilities.

Solution:  Replace and reroute certain sewers within the subdivision and provide a new, long gravity sewer to a new "regionally located" wastewater pump station with permanent electric generator and new, long force main and gravity sewer to the nearest Michigan City sanitary sewer.  The subdivision's three lift stations and wastewater treatment plant were all eliminated and the Sanitary District of Michigan City is now responsible for all of the existing and new wastewater facilities for the subdivision.

CARDINAL LANE LIFT STATION IMPROVEMENTS

Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy District, Valparaiso, Indiana

Problem:  The Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy District's Cardinal Lane lift station was subject to capacity overloading and surface flooding from an adjacent ditch during heavy rainfall events.

Solution:  Raise the elevation of the existing lift station site, replace the existing lift station equipment with new, larger equipment including a permanent electrical generator and improve the adjacent ditch and culver crossing of Burlington Beach Rd.

WABASH - WASHINGTON COMBINED SEWER SEPARATION PROJECT

Sanitary District of Michigan City, Indiana

LINCOLN AREA SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM REHABILITATION

Independence Hill Conservancy District, Merrillville, Indiana

SOUTH SIDE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM

Sanitary District of Michigan City, Indiana

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS

Sanitary District of Michigan City, Indiana

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS

Gary Sanitary District, Gary, Indiana