This project consisted of 9,584 linear feet of redesigned water main that replaced the existing service to approximately 95 homes and businesses in Clermont County. The complexity and scope of the project required careful coordination with various utilities and ODOT, due to the location of the water main within the state’s right-of-way. Because the water main could not be constructed within the roadway, the alignment for the new main called for creative design and careful engineering, fitting it into a tight corridor between the edge of the road, around a 60” diameter storm sewer that crossed SR 48, the existing right-of-way, underground telephone, the existing water main, existing gas main, and existing utility poles (some of which required temporary support in order for the water main to be constructed). These challenges required several driveway culverts to be replaced and because of the project location, OEPA and ODOT permits were also required.
Overall, multiple upgrades were made to the water main: 8” to 12” water main was made for 3,548 LF east along SR 28 and for 609 LF west along SR 28, 8” to 16” water main for 2,482 LF east along SR 28, as well as 6” to 16” water main for 2,817 LF south along SR 48 with 128 LF of 8” water main to tie into existing mains at the street crossing. Bayer Becker was able to meet the high design standards required by Clermont County. Each single connection point of the proposed water main (approximately 11 locations) were properly detailed, leveraging as-built drawings, contractor markups, and county GIS to meet the County’s expectations.