The Washington Aqueduct (WA), a division of the Baltimore District United States Army Corps of Engineers, treats water drawn from the Potomac River to produce drinking water for Washington, DC and portions of Northern Virginia. WA is unique in the Department of Defense, and possibly the Nation, in that the federal government owns and operates the public utility. WA has the responsibility to provide safe, reliable and cost-effective drinking water to approximately one million consumers. Under an IDIQ contract, R2T is providing environmental, mechanical, structural and electrical upgrades to the infrastructure related to the Dalecarlia backwash and clearwell systems. R2T has been tasked with field investigations, evaluations, detailed design development (contract documents), 3D modeling, asset registry, permitting and services during construction to successfully implement the various improvements.
Dalecarlia Clearwells Maintenance and Improvements. Previous sanitary surveys have identified significant deficiencies for various clearwells and reservoirs including the two clearwells at the Dalecarlia Water Treatment Plant. R2T’s services include evaluation and design associated with the elements such as, instrumentation, valving, piping, safety improvements, and various structural and process improvements. In addition, R2T is providing hydraulic analysis, evaluation, and design associated with improving the reliability and redundancy of the Backwash Recovery Pump Station and associated power feed.