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Anderson Pump Station & Force Main

Anderson, Indiana

DLZ was retained by the City of Anderson to provide technical services to design and oversee construction of a pumping station and force main design based on a 2006 study, also performed by DLZ. The purpose of the 2006 study was to determine the infrastructure requirements to service the City’s growing I-69 Industrial Park, also known as the Flagship Industrial Park. One of the first and largest users in this new industrial park is the $359 million Nestlé Nesquik and Coffee-mate manufacturing and distribution center.

The proposed facilities will provide sanitary service to the new Nestles’ facility. The design includes topographical survey, geotechnical evaluations along the route and at the lift station locations, preliminary and final design plans and specifications, procurement packages and bid packages. Due to the aggressive schedule for design and construction, the project included multiple procurement and bid packages to allow multiple construction contractors to begin the project as soon as the notice-to-proceed was issued.

Phase I included the pump station at the northeast corner of the new 190-acre Nestlé facility along 73rd Street, the 18-inch force main was along Progress Drive and Park Drive to 53rd Street, and the 16-inch force main connection to the 53rd Street station and the existing City sewer system.

This connection allowed the industrial park site to provide sanitary sewer service as quickly as possible to meet the Nestlé facility construction schedule. Phase II of the project includes a 24-inch force main along Park Drive through the City of Edgewood to the Anderson Water Pollution Control Division Gene Gustin Way Complex. This regional pump station and connecting force main are designed to accommodate the future growth of the City’s growing industrial park.

DLZ utilized the City’s existing right-of-ways for the majority of both force main routes, eliminating right-of-way acquisition time in the project schedule. Directional drilling of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe was chosen as the preferred method of installation to expedite construction, minimize neighborhood impacts and lower overall construction costs.