Faced with aging infrastructure dating back to the 1920’s, the Opelika Utilities Board retained Krebs Engineering to design approximately 20,000 linear feet of new potable water piping within one of the City’s historic districts. The construction project consisted of 4,300 linear feet of 8-inch ductile iron pipe (restrained joint), 3,200 linear feet of 8-inch HDPE pipe (trenchless), 8,560 linear feet of 6-inch HDPE pipe (trenchless), 3,750 linear feet of 3-inch HDPE pipe (trenchless), installation of water system valves and appurtenances, potable water service connections, and miscellaneous abandonment and demolition of existing water facilities. The successfully completed construction project provided a significant amount of relief to the Board’s maintenance crews who were devoting a significant amount of time chasing and repairing leaks. Additionally, the project helped alleviate recurring water quality issues due to the aging infrastructure.
The Utilities Board of the City of Opelika