January 14 2020
When the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Kansas City District, and the Environmental Protection Agency identified a contaminated water plume in Hopewell Junction, NY, they called on Conti Federal Services (Conti) to help support remediation efforts. Since beginning work on the project in late 2017, Conti has installed 22,000 linear feet (LF) of 12” and 8” ductile iron pipe connected to a 200-gallon-per-minute pump station, a meter/chlorination station, and a 310,000-gallon prestressed concrete water storage tank. Today, the project is on-schedule for late 2020 completion, and Conti is connecting nearly 325 residences and businesses to the new piping system, laying a total of nearly 50,000 LF of HDPE piping.
“Community relations and stakeholder management are always key, but especially so on a job like this where we are delivering a basic need and doing so while working at private residences,” explains Conti Program Manager Andrew Weber, PMP. “Clean water is more than a utility, it’s a necessity, and this project ensures that Hopewell Junction will have a safe supply for many, many years.” Mr. Weber continues, “USACE’s vision for the project was clear from the start and combined with leveraging Conti’s success on remediation projects in residential areas, we’ve been able to keep work progressing as planned and met the Corps’ goals. Over the coming year I fully expect to continue this trend and bring this project to a successful conclusion.”