STEVE BOSTIC, P.E.
SENIOR VP, CHIEF ENGINEER
Tennessee Technological University B.S.
Professional Engineer, Tennessee and Virginia
Water Environment Federation
American Water Works Association
National Society of Professional Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
University of Kentucky KYPIPE computer program for modeling water distribution systems
HYDRA computer program for modeling sanitary and storm sewers
KYGAS computer program for modeling natural gas distribution
SCS-TR55 computer program for modeling storm water run-off
HEC-2 computer program for modeling streams
Pipeline Assessment and Certification Program
Bostic joined LDA Engineering in 1988 after serving as chief engineer for the Johnson City Water and Sewer Department. He has extensive experience in publicly owned water and wastewater systems engineering, and has managed many federally funded projects from the study phase through design, bidding, construction, and project close-out. Bostic has inspected and prioritized for rehabilitation more than 60 pump stations as part of a Consent Decree. His pump station designs have become a standard reference for the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB).
Lead Designer, Highland Park Booster Station, Lenoir City Utilities Board, Lenoir City, Tenn. (2008-2009)
Bostic designed and provided engineering assistance on a booster station with three 800 GPM horizontal split-case pumps designed to serve multiple elevation pressure zones. Key project components were coordination with instrumentation designer to provide the required pump operation parameters, an overhead bridge crane for pump/motor removal, dedicated electrical equipment room and visually appealing exterior architectural details.
As project manager and lead designer on five booster stations for the Knoxville Utilities Board, Bostic provided assistance with the design and bidding of these projects as well as engineering oversight during the construction phase. The project included a new installation with two pumps and piping, valves, etc. for a future third pump and an internal bypass connection with pressure reducing valve to allow the station to continue to provide water service while the storage tank it serves is out of service for maintenance at the John Barber station, a gas-powered generator and electrical equipment and switchgear replacement at the Buffat Mill station, and replacement of existing horizontal split-case pumps, piping, and valves and, SCADA upgrades for the West Knoxville, Greenway and Wooddale stations. Key project components include maintaining service during installation of the new equipment, replacement of existing building without leaving the pumps and equipment uncovered at the Greenway booster station, new electrical switchgear, overhead bridge crane for pump/motor removal, discharge flow meter, and additional security measures.
This project, designed in conjunction with a new condo development, included strict time constraints based on University of Tennessee student move-in dates. Bostic acted as lead designer and manager of the project which included a hydraulic analysis of the proposed service area including domestic and fire flows, approximately two miles of water main, a booster station, and a 600,000-gallon elevated water storage tank. Key components of the project included two 525 GPM horizontal split-case pumps, SCADA system, internal bypass connection with pressure reducing valve to ensure continual service, and architectural and security enhancements in keeping with the new condominium development’s architectural features. Compaction piles were required at the new elevated storage tank to provide adequate structural support. Additionally, the roof of the tank was designed to permit the installation of cellular tower equipment.
Bostic provided design expertise for four submersible sewage pumping stations in the Johnson City Regional Sewer Collection Systems with capacities of 1600 GPM (2 stations), 2700 GPM, and 6500 GPM, replacing existing stations in response to growth in the region. Each station represented unique complications from scheduling and flow management decisions to the inclusion of a manifold force main and site challenges. Key components of this project include: solids grinders, odor control chemical storage and feed systems, emergency generators, air scrubbers for local odor control, flow metering, SCADA capabilities, and control buildings.
As project manager, Bostic had oversight of design and construction services of a new raw water impoundment facility designed to provide sufficient raw water to meet 50-year projections. Key project components include construction of an 1,100-foot by 80-foot high dam using low permeability compacted soils interfacing with underlying bedrock, plus the excavation and placement of over 1.7 million cubic yards of material.
- Designer, Silver Lake Water Treatment Plant Improvements, Mountain City, Tenn.
- Inspection Services, Water Treatment Plant Expansion Project, Knoxville, Tenn.