Drinking Water

Access to safe and sustainable drinking water is essential for life, public health and overall community prosperity. Wright-Pierce provides comprehensive planning, design, construction administration, operational assistance and asset management services to solve complex drinking water challenges.

Water Master Planning

  • Water Supply Plans
  • Water System Evaluations
  • Asset Management/GASB 34 Compliance
  • Capital Improvement Plans (CIP)
  • Mutual Aid and Emergency Planning
  • Funding Assistance/Rate Studies

Water Source and Supply

  • Source Identification and Development
  • Recharge Area Mapping
  • Safe-Yield Analysis
  • Well Evaluation
  • Aquifer Management
  • Well Rehabilitation

Water Treatment

  • Pre-Design and Pilot Studies
  • Filtration
  • Membranes
  • Iron and Manganese Removal
  • Softening
  • Disinfection
  • Corrosion Control
  • Taste and Odor Control
  • Arsenic Removal
  • Radon Removal
  • Disinfection Byproducts Reduction
  • Emerging Contaminants

Water Pumping, Storage and Distribution

  • Transmission/Distribution Design
  • Alternative Pipeline Construction/Rehabilitation
  • Hydraulic Analysis
  • Water Quality Modeling
  • Pumping and Booster Stations
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Storage Facilities
  • Metering Systems

Traditional and Alternative Water Supply
Polk Regional Water Cooperative, Florida

Wright-Pierce is part of the team developing an optimized water supply and delivery system for a cooperative of 15 utilities in Polk County. Features include multiple project integration; technical advisement for water conveyance; and conceptual and preliminary design for two water treatment plants.

New Water Treatment Plant
Acton, Massachusetts

This new, 2 MGD pressure membrane water treatment facility features pretreatment using aeration and coagulation/flocculation; post-filtration chemical treatment for fluoridation and disinfection; and a backwash recycle process to maximize water production.

New Water Storage Tank
Bethel, Connecticut

This new, 750,000 gallon, pre-stressed concrete water storage tank was designed to optimize the tank location to minimize costly excavations and match existing system hydraulics. As part of this project, the existing SCADA system was modified to incorporate the new tank.

Microfiltration Membrane Facility
Rockport, Maine

This 6 MGD facility is the first membrane filtration facility for a public water supply in the state of Maine. It is sustainable in many ways, including a full reprocessing of backwash wastes on-site resulting in “zero discharge” and utilization of solar thermal and photovoltaic energy to operate.