Standpipe Rehabilitation, Oak Bluffs, MA

Oak Bluffs Water District, Oak Bluffs, MA

Tata & Howard has provided engineering consulting services for the design, Contract Document preparation, and bid assistance to the Oak Bluffs Water District for the interior and exterior standpipe rehabilitation of the Alpine Avenue Standpipe. We are currently providing construction administration services for the rehabilitation project.

The standpipe has a capacity of 2.0 million gallon and is a welded steel standpipe constructed in 1983. Additional work included removal of a telemetry building attached to the standpipe and design of a precast concrete building to house a tank level transmitter and communications equipment. The standpipe houses cellular carrier equipment and other communications equipment that was considered throughout the design. The Oak Bluffs water system maintains only one water storage tank. To provide adequate storage throughout the completion of the rehabilitation project an interconnection with Edgartown was opened.

Tata & Howard, Inc. coordinated the interconnection opening with the Oak Bluffs Water District, the Edgartown Water Department, and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Oak Bluffs is a community that experiences significant demand increases throughout the summer months, therefore there was a very short window for project completion because the limiting weather conditions and increased summer demands.  The project is currently on schedule and within budget.



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