Even at the height of summer construction, casting pipe, and filling orders for more pipe, there's always time to take a moment to spotlight some of the great partnerships McWane Ductile has developed over the years. One such partnership is that with Legacy Water Group who recently completed a water pipeline project in Athens, Alabama. This #IronStrong Blog quickly describes some of the highlights from the project.
- McWane Ductile Sales Region: South
- Sales Representative: Dustin Henderson
- Project Location: Athens, Alabama
- Project Owner/Utility: Limestone County Water & Sewer Authority
- Project Engineer: CDG Engineering - Huntsville, Alabama
- Project Contractor: Legacy Water Group
Types of Ductile iron pipe used on the project
This project consisted of the installation of approximately 11,000 linear feet of 24-inch, 9,400 linear feet of 16-inch, and 1,800 linear feet of 8-inch Ductile iron water main; two open-cut creek crossings; six road crossings with casings ranging from 12-inch to 36-inch installed by both open-cut and jack-and-bore methods; relocation and connections of existing services; abandonment of existing mains; and all related items for a complete job.
The project had a substantial completion of 240 days from notice to proceed and had to be final 30 days after the substantial completion date. The work was performed for a major road-widening project and future development planned in the area. The widening project is designed to accommodate traffic heading to and from the new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, USA facility in southern Limestone County.
Legacy Water Group was able to take on the challenging schedule and complex installation in various phases of the project with ease. The project involved two creek crossings that required diverting the flow of the creeks and encasing the pipe in concrete. Once completed, the creeks were restored to their original location. McWane Ductile and Legacy's longstanding relationship allowed us to work closely together to keep schedules on track for a successful project outcome, even during the current supply chain strain.
We have many wonderful partners we work with here at McWane Ductile, and Legacy is one of those great companies. The ability to communicate over a wide variety of issues openly allows both parties to be understood. This two-way communication is a major key for successful projects in any market, especially in the current environment we are all facing in our industry. I want to thank Mark, Jeff, Greg, Scott, and all the countless others at Legacy Water Group. They continue to make this job enjoyable by allowing me the opportunity to work with such wonderful people. I look forward to the next Iron Strong project!
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