Hyannis Water System Upgrade

Project Highlights

  • Water Distribution Upgrade
  • Two New Ground Level Tanks & Pump Stations
  • Planning, Design & Permitting
  • Public Outreach
  • Construction Phase Services
  • State Revolving Fund (SRF) Application Assistance
  • 2014 ACEC MA Excellence Award

Good to the Last Drop

The Town of Barnstable’s Hyannis Water System provides drinking water and fire protection to the economic hub of Cape Cod. The system includes four water treatment facilities, 12 well pumping stations, and 107 miles of distribution piping. It provides water to 18,000 residents, and a seasonal population that can soar to 35,000. The system draws anywhere from 2.5 to 5 million gallons per day (MGD) from wells with an annual production of 902 million gallons.

Improving Operational Control & Storage Capacity

This upgrade provided improved operational control and additional storage capacity for the Town of Barnstable. An integral part of the town’s Water System Master Plan, this upgrade features two new ground level tanks and pump stations at the town’s Straightway and Maher Water Treatment Plants. The resulting benefits include ample water storage and flow during peak seasons, adequate fire fighting water supply, as well as improved reliability and flexibility.

Multiple Goals Achieved

Multiple goals were accomplished when these upgrades were completed. This included providing additional water storage near high demand centers, as well as improving source water management and operational control. Now, enhanced storage tank management, and an innovative distribution fill process, maintains consistent age of water. The town also has gained precise operations control of its sources to meet fluctuating water system demand.

Services Snapshot

Our team provided planning, design, permitting, public outreach and construction phase services, as well as commissioning and State Revolving Fund (SRF) application assistance.

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