As part of the Refresh Evansville Program, a major waterline replacement project in Evansville is planned over the next several months. American Structurepoint is providing design program management, construction management, administration, and inspection services for the program. Project Manager Brian Fox was interviewed and quoted in the Evansville Courier and Press about the major project. He explained that the $2.7 million project began in late October and will be completed in July 2020.
This current project advancement is only a piece of this major water replacement initiative, and American Structurepoint has had heavy involvement in most of it. The project’s purpose is to replace aging infrastructure and improve water distribution in the area. Refresh Evansville was initiated in early 2017 as a long-term strategy implemented by the Evansville Water & Sewer Utility (EWSU) to replace aging water mains and supporting infrastructure through the 1,000 miles of water lines within the system, of which 600 miles are cast-iron pipes with an average age of over 90 years. The current 2019 to 2021 program goal is to replace 15 miles or more of water main each calendar year with an estimated budget of $26 million per year. To date, American Structurepoint has inspected 16 projects totaling 17 miles of new water main pipe that included 172 new fire hydrants, 1,275 water service connections and related paving and restoration activities. Upon renewal of our contract earlier this year, we are on target to inspect over 9.5 miles of pipeline installation in 2019 and 2020. With the experience we have gained within the system as well as our dedicated Evansville staff, we are on target to continue our involvement with this program for years to come.