WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING SERVICES
Most cities drinking water is supplied from groundwater. This groundwater comes from several hundred feet below ground. The water is pumped to the surface, treated, and sent to city water customers. Town & Country Engineering is your single resource for water well systems, water distribution, filtering and water management utilizing SCADA.
Town & Country Engineering specializes in groundwater wells. From 60-foot unconsolidated wells to 1000-foot deep or grater sandstone wells. As a part of the process, we analyze water quality data and geology to assess potential for future water quality issues. We include provisions for future treatment in piping and building layouts.
Town & Country Engineering prepares rigorous specifications to ensure a straight well and proper grouting.
Town & Country Engineering performs water system modeling to determine optimal location from a fire protection and water quality perspective. We evaluate ground and elevated storage to determine the best fit for needs of water system.
WATER QUALITY INVESTIGATIONS & STUDIES
Radium is a naturally occurring alkaline earth metal, and since radium is generally soluble, it can also be found in groundwater. Town & Country Engineering offers optimal removal method that is typically site-specific, and the process selection centers on waste disposal issues, the presence of other contaminants, capital cost and operational cost.
We also offer ion filtration systems for the removal of arsenic, phosphate, chromium, selenium, fluoride, antimony, lead, and other metals from drinking water.
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is a system of software and hardware elements that allows industrial organizations to control industrial processes locally or at remote locations. Monitor, gather, and process real-time data and directly interact with devices such as sensors, valves, pumps, motors, and more through human-machine interface (HMI) software. The SCADA software processes, distributes, and displays the data, helping operators and other employees analyze the data and make important decisions.
Recent Water Supply, Treatment and Distribution Projects
City of Rhinelander
Town & Country Engineering, Inc. designed and administered construction of new Well No. 7 and well house, and rehabilitation of Well House No. 6. Because of the granite geology in the Rhinelander area, Well No. 7 was designed as a gravel pack well. Subsequently a Well No. 8 was added in the immediate vicinity of Well No. 7 to create a wellfield. Well No. 8 was routed through Well No. 7 for chemical treatment and pumping to the City water distribution system. Rhinelander received a special federal grant for over $900,000 for this well project.
Village of Mazomanie – New Concrete Water Storage Reservoir and Connecting Water Main
This project involved construction of a new 350,000 gallon circular concrete water storage reservoir. Town & Country Engineering, Inc. prepared a water system report analyzing the desirable capacity and the best location for a new storage reservoir. The storage tank in this case supplemented an existing storage tank to bring the Village’s total storage capacity up to desirable levels. The project involved complete replacement of the water system controls, including adding a radio based telemetry supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.
Village of Deerfield – 600,000-Gallon Water Reservoir, Well Construction and Pressure Booster Station Elimination
The Village of Deerfield retained Town & Country Engineering, Inc., for several water system-related projects. One of the two Village wells was found to be contaminated by industrial chemicals in the late 1980’s. A new well was drilled to replace it and Town & Country Engineering, Inc. designed a new pump and pumphouse to utilize that well. Subsequently another existing well was lost to contamination and Town & Country Engineering designed and administered construction of another new well.
Deerfield originally had a small above-ground steel reservoir which was at such an elevation that three areas of the Village required booster stations to create adequate pressure. Town & Country Engineering created a computer water model of the Village water distribution system and used that model in the design of a hilltop 600,000-gallon above-ground glass-coated steel water reservoir that should serve the Village for many generations.
Well No. 10 Radium Removal Facilities and Well No. 14 Construction
This project includes the design, construction and operational training for a HMO radium removal system. The project consisted of a building addition to Well No. 10, pressure filter for radium removal, and chemical feed system. Chemical feed system consisted of chlorine, polyphosphate, a caustic soda (NaOH), and a HMO mixture to remove the radium. The system was designed for existing well capacity of 700-1000 gpm but has the added capacity to handle the satellite wells.
Village of McFarland – New 750,000-Gallon Elevated Steel Pedestal Spheroid Water Storage Tank and Regional Water Study
The project included a “Needs Assessment Report”, in which deficiencies in the water system were identified, and construction of a new water tower. The “Needs Assessment Report” included updating the computer water model of the system to analyze water supply and fire flow demands for both existing and future conditions. The study prioritized recommended projects based on anticipated growth. The study determined the location of the water tower, location and size of future major water mains and a plan for future facilities such as a new well and water reservoir.
The basic recommendation was to construct a new 750,000 gallon elevated storage tank to supplement the Village’s existing elevated storage tank. Since startup in November 2000, the two-tower system has worked well without any auxiliary controls.