Tuesday 8:00 AM
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Room: Sangamon

Replacing Lakewood's 0.15 MG Elevated Tank with a 0.5 MG Elevated Tank Using the Same Site - Overcoming "Murphy" and His Laws: A Case Study

It was anticipated to be a simple elevated storage tank replacement; tear down the old tank and construct the new one in the same location. Then "Murphy" and his Laws joined the project. The base of the old tank was actually the well house for two wells, including chemical feed and the well pump controls for half the Village's water supply. Even if a new well house could be built to keep the wells in service, the old tank was a critical component in mixing the two wells to meet IEPA quality regulations. The presentation is a case study outlining the challenges and solutions to constructing two tanks on the same site while keeping two wells in service with minimal shutdowns.

Moderator:  Terry McGhee


Harry D. Harman, P.E. - Baxter & Woodman, Inc.

Harry joined AWWA in 1975 and graduated from Purdue University in 1977 with a BS degree in Civil Engineering with a major in Environmental Engineering.  He joined Baxter & Woodman, Inc., Consulting Engineers in 1983 after working for the State of Indiana permitting water treatment plants and training Water Treatment Plant Operators, and for the second largest Investor Owned Water Company in Indiana as Assistant Supervisor of Operations.  He is a Senior Environmental Engineer and Senior Project Manager for Baxter & Woodman, Inc. He has designed over 100 water treatment plants, elevated and ground storage tanks, water pumping stations, as well as pressure adjusting and regulating stations for communities throughout southeastern Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana.  Several of his projects have received awards for engineering excellence from ACEC, CECI, and the APWA. He has presented several papers at National AWWA Conferences as well as Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois Section Conferences.