College remained open and water service operational during construction.
Let It Flow, Let It Flow
Increased fire water flow on accelerated schedule in time for fall classes.
Improving flow while maintaining operations. Shoreline Community College’s 79-acre campus was built in the mid-1960’s. The original infrastructure was still in use and needed to be upgraded to keep up with expansion at the campus and changes in development and building codes. Reid Middleton provided a study, pre-design, system design, and construction phase assistance for the water system improvements. The design included more than 7,500 feet of 8- and 12-inch water mains, fire hydrants, new building service lines, and a pump station to increase water pressure. The existing water system remained in operation during the entire construction process and a thoughtful, integrated approach accomplished the multiple criteria while allowing the project to proceed at a normal design and construction schedule. The pump station is able to deliver 3,200 GPM water flow at 65 psi to the highest point on the campus. With the pump station and large flows available at the master meter, the college water system is capable of providing required water flow and pressure for future developments on the campus.