HA Engineered Solution
HA partnered with the twelve water systems to spearhead the formation of a new regional entity – “Gateway Regional Water Company”. HA utilized its funding ingenuity to capture millions of dollars in grants, coupled with low-interest, fixed-rate loan financing from the State of Illinois, USDA Rural Development, and Congressional discretionary funding. HA designed the system to intake raw water at Carlyle Lake, then pumping many miles through new transmission main to a regional water treatment plant in Sandoval, and ultimately, delivering finished water through a new transmission main to the various partners. A number of innovative treatment and distribution alternatives were assessed to overcome the wide-ranging hydraulic demand variables with the multiple systems and vast geographic distances involved. The preferred water treatment solution consisted of a Clari-Cone treatment system, on-site chlorine generation, geothermal heating and cooling, bulk chemical-feed tanks, and a state-of-the-art SCADA system which allows monitoring of all partner systems from the central plant.