Croy Engineering partnered with GARNEY Construction in order to successfully complete the Richland Creek Reservoir Raw Water Pipeline project. Constructed between the Etowah River in Bartow County and the new Richland Creek Reservoir site, this project was completed on May 26, 2017, a full 8 months ahead of schedule.
With no natural water source, Paulding County was in danger of facing a water shortage. After an evaluation of several alternative sources of potable water, the Paulding County Water System (PCWS) developed a plan to produce potable water within their own jurisdiction. PCWS made the decision to expedite the development of a raw water pipeline. Working with GARNEY, Croy developed a preliminary plan and profile plan set for development of a preliminary project take-off and budget.
The final project included 18,200 linear feet of 48-inch water transmission from the Etowah River to north of the Richland Creek Reservoir site. With an aggressive schedule and cost controls in place, the team coordinated its design team and land acquisition team in parallel. By switching to steel pipe, the Croy team was able to achieve significant cost savings and finish ahead of schedule. As the largest steel pipeline project in the State of Georgia last year, it will serve as a great foundation for upcoming reservoir projects.