VEI has provided engineering for water quality assessment, raw water source selection, water treatment and distribution for city and private systems.
We have applied traditional treatment methods as well as membrane technology. During the course of our work we have coordinated extensively with Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation to assure that the public is receiving safe, potable water.
TALKEETNA WATER SYSTEM UPGRADE - VEI designed a water treatment plant to remove naturally occurring arsenic from the well water supply for the City of Talkeetna. VEI served in a subconsultant role with responsibility for the treatment process piping and controls. This was a fast-tracked federally-funded project. One of the challenges was to obtain approval to discharge the filter’s backwash water into the City’s sewer system. The water system owner is the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
CHRISTENSEN WATER LINE UPGRADE - VEI provided engineering services to upgrade an aging water main in an older part of downtown Anchorage. Our work included presenting alignment alternatives and developing construction techniques for the tight, alleyway location flanked by multi-story buildings. Trenchless technology (boring) was selected as a construction method for a portion of the pipeline replacement. VEI provided design and construction administration for this $1.3 million project.
POINT HOPE - VEI performed a water source evaluation and process design for treatment of drinking water at the North Slope village of Point Hope. We provided engineering services for treatment system start-up, and prepared a system operation and maintenance manual. VEI also prepared a water facility plan with reccomendations for a new water source.