Jones Edmunds provided all planning, design, and permitting for a new regional water system in east Putnam County. The project included a 1.0-MGD reverse osmosis water treatment plant treatment facility expandable to 4.0 MGD, a 250,000-gallon ground storage tank, a 6.0-MGD high-service pump station, and a 100,000-gallon elevated storage tank. Approximately 27 miles of transmission and distribution piping ranging from 6 inches to 24 inches in diameter, approximately 820 services and 125 fire hydrants were also part of the project.
Jones Edmunds worked closely with the County on developing a funding package that included more than $14.7 million dollars in grant funds and $14 million in low interest loans from five different agencies including the USDA Rural Development, state legislature, the SJRWMD through an Alternative Water Supply grant, FDEP SRF, and EPA. There was also extensive communication and public outreach required as Jones Edmunds supported the County with negotiations with the Florida Department of Corrections, held one-on-one meetings with elected officials at the local and state levels, and held public meetings to address concerns of area residents and business owners.
This project received the 2010 APWA Project of the Year Award.