Riverside/St. Johns Avenue Water Distribution System Improvements

Client: JEA

In 2011, through the Competitive Consultants Negotiation Act process, JEA selected ETM to perform design and CEI related services for its Riverside/St. Johns Avenue Water Main Improvement project. The project involved replacing over 11,000-linear-feet of aging 8” cast iron water main with 12” fusible PVC utilizing a relatively new trenchless technology called Pre-Chlorinated Water Main Pipebursting. Other unique aspects of the project included: narrow, urban, high traffic count FDOT corridor; numerous high-profile stakeholders and community groups; aging and unknown utility infrastructure including gas, storm, fiber, telephone, abandoned water and sanitary sewer. ETM managed virtually all aspects of the project from design through project acceptance. The $5.4 Million project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

The implementation of trenchless technology on this water main upgrade project saved JEA over $1 Million, shortened the typical construction duration by six to eight months, and kept traffic disruptions to a minimum. Unique aspects of the project included narrow, urban, high traffic count, numerous high-profile stakeholders, and community groups, as well as aging and unknown utility infrastructure including gas, storm, fiber, telephone, abandoned water, and sanitary sewer.

Our firm managed virtually all aspects of this project and completed the work ahead of schedule and under budget.