WILL WITCHER P.E.
ASSOCIATE ENGINEER & PROJECT MANAGER
University of Tennessee
B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professional Engineer: Tennessee, Virginia
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Tennessee Section Environmental & Water Resources Committee
Tennessee Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Levels 1 & 2
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Mr. Witcher’s areas of expertise include water and wastewater infrastructure and hydraulics/hydrology. He has several years of experience in civil engineering design and management on small and large scale projects for both public and private sector clients, and a direct working knowledge in planning and design of water distribution systems. Will also adds the value of an extensive background in preparing project specifications, preliminary/conceptual design, bidding documents, and permitting.
Mr. Witcher provided the project design, regulatory permitting, project bidding and award, and construction observation of approximately 42,000 linear feet of new 8-inch and 12-inch water main, a 200,000 gallon water storage tank, and three pressure reducing valve stations, as well as provided water service to the isolated Dunbar community of Wise County. The project included analysis and design of two rechlorination facilities for the water service area. Additional services included assisting the waterworks operators in generating a system operational schedule for the new water service area. The project came in well under budget, which allowed the Wise County Public Service Authority to use remaining funds to install an automatic meter reading system. The project was funded by the USDA Rural Infrastructure program.
Project Engineer, Horsepen Water Line Extension Project, Tazewell County, Virginia/ Mcdowell County, West Virginia (2010)
As project engineer, Will was tasked with project design, regulatory permitting, project bidding and award, and construction observation of approximately 25,000 linear feet of new water main, a 50,000 gallon water storage tank, and three pressure reducing valve stations. The project was jointly funded by the United Stated Bureau of Reclamation Abandoned Mine Lands program and by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Will executed the project design and regulatory permitting of approximately 2,700 linear feet of new water main, a pressure reducing valve station, and water pump station to transfer water from the Town of Richlands water distribution system to the Tazewell County Public Service Authority (TCPSA) water distribution system. The pump station featured two 900 gpm vertical centrifugal pumps and a pressure reducing valve, which allowed two-way water transfer between the Town of Richland and TCPSA systems. Mr. Witcher also assisted the Town of Richlands in generating a water production schedule to provide water to the TCPSA at critical demand times.
Will provided and managed the project design and regulatory permitting of the Spring Lake Pressure Reducing Valve Station for the Bristol Virginia Utilities. The station consisted of two new 12-inch pressure reducing valves, a Venturi-type water meter, and associated telemetry system. Installation of the pressure reducing valve station allowed BVU to improve water accountability by bypassing an approximately one-mile portion of 16-inch cast iron water main, which had been installed in the 1890’s and was subject to frequent leakage.
Project Engineer, Bristol Virginia Utilities Water Filtration Plant Chlorine Tanks, Abingdon, Virginia (2011)
Witcher was responsible for the project design and regulatory permitting of two new sodium hypochlorite tanks at the Bristol Virginia Utilities Water Filtration Plant in Abingdon, Virginia. The project consisted of two new 10,000 gallon liquid sodium hypochlorite storage tanks and secondary containment system for use in the filtration plant’s chlorination process.
- Project Engineer, Tazewell County Public Service Authority Water Distribution System Model, Tazewell County, Virginia (2009-2012).
- Project Engineer, Bull Run To Banner Water Project, Wise County, Virginia (2012-2013).
- Project Engineer, Wise County Regional Water Distribution System Model, Wise County, Virginia (2012-2013).
- Project Engineer, Bristol Virginia Utilities Water Distribution System Model, Bristol, Virginia (2012).
- Project Engineer, Water Infrastructure Improvements To Serve The Charleston Trade Center, Berkeley County, South Carolina (2013-2014).