Downtown Water System Improvements
LOCATION: Lenoir City, Tennessee
- Steve Bostic
COST: $2.4 Million
- TDEC Requirements
- High Volume Area
- Inadequate Fire Flows
Lenoir City Utilities Board and LDA Engineering worked together to solve fire flow issues affecting much of the Lenoir City downtown area. While there were some new 8-inch and 12-inch transmission lines in the downtown area, the vast majority of the area was served through 6-inch cast iron pipe that was prone to partial blockage from mineral deposit build up. LCUB continued to maintain reliable water service for the area, but the flow restrictions in the older pipe restricted fire flows to the point they no longer met TDEC requirements.
In order to solve the fire flow issues, LDA installed 8,900 lf of new 12-inch transmission line along First Avenue and Seventh Avenue. The new transmission line connected to the existing 12-inch line along G Street, as well as the existing 8-inch line along Rock Springs Road. The new connection established a primary distribution loop for the downtown area. Connections were also made to all existing water lines that crossed the route of the new 12-inch water line in order to minimize the effects of partial blockage.
In addition, 5,400 lf of 8-inch water line was extended from the 12-inch mains to replace existing small diameter and aged lines. The construction of the project required the reconnection of 295 water meters, which included 2,500 lf of copper service line. The 8-inch water line at the west end of First Avenue was extended from K Street to O Street to address additional inadequate fire flows at hydrants on O Street and Q Street.Back to Projects