Gladbrook Water Distribution System Improvements

Clapsaddle-Garber Associates was retained by the City of Gladbrook to provide survey and design services for the replacement of approximately 8,000 linear feet of water main.  Residential service transfers and new fire hydrants were also included in the project, along with connection to the existing water system and a new 150,000 gallon elevated water tower.

The City of Gladbrook was experiencing low pressure throughout their water distribution system.  An analysis was first conducted to model their existing system.  The resulting recommendation was replacement of four inch main sections and eliminating dead-end lines with a new looped system.  A study was also conducted on the replacement of their existing 75,000 gallon water tower with a new 150,000 gallon tower at a new site.  CGA provided the design and construction related services for the joint project with two sets of bid documents.  CGA also assisted with the utility easements and acquisition of property for the new tower site.

The major component of the overall project was coordination with the public as water services were re-established following the new water main installation.  The project also had numerous challenges during construction as the new utilities were installed amongst unknown obstacles.  On-site inspection by experienced construction observers was key to the success of the project.

Gladbrook Water Distribution System Improvements

Gladbrook Tower & Water Distribution Improvements




Project Summary

  • Location: Gladbrooke, Iowa
  • Total Cost: $1,080,000
  • Date Completed: 2012