Delaware Engineering worked with the Town of Windham for over a decade to make improvements to the Town’s public water supply, treatment and distribution systems. As part of these ongoing improvement projects, Delaware upgraded and rehabilitated the Town’s reservoir and water supply wells and installed improved disinfection systems and a new automated telemetry system. The main 200,000 gallon reservoir was restored with a new concrete floor, sealed laid-stone walls and gunnite lining. The existing well house was replaced and the chlorine and control structure was enlarged and upgraded. New piping and valves were installed to connect the reservoir storage tank to the new water main on Mill Street. The wellhouse at the bus garage site was also replaced with a new structure featuring an improved chemical feed system. Telemetry and automatic controls were installed across the entire system; the main radio control unit was installed at the bus garage to monitor levels, flows, pump status, etc. Delaware provided planning, permitting, funding procurement/admin, design and construction management services for the project which was partially funded by a $400,000 CDBG grant.
The reservoir and well improvements were a component of a larger distribution system project that involved the replacement and extension of 5.2 miles of water main. DWSRF co-funding of $474,000 was used to replace water lines concurrent with installation of sewer lines, and a NYSDOT reverse betterment project funded drainage and streetscape improvements.
In order to increase capacity during periods of peak demand and to provide the required redundancy, Delaware Engineering recently interconnected the Ski Windham water system with the Town of Windham water system. A radio telemetry system links both systems and provides communication and control. Delaware provided complete planning, permitting, funding procurement and administration, design and construction management services for the water system consolidation project which was completed in 2015.
In 2015, the Town entered into agreements private developers to extend its water south of the existing service area to accommodate new developments. The developers then extended water and turned over the infrastructure to the Town. The extensions provided redundant supplies to the Town and Ski Windham. The extension also opened up properties for development which had been held back for years due to the lack of adequate water supplies.