The Town of Bethel Kauneonga Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Administration Building was significantly damaged by a fire at the plant. The garage, chemical storage rooms, laboratory, and offices all suffered damage when the plant’s electric vehicle caught fire. The mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems all required repair.
KC inspected the building for fire damage, including structural repairs, MEP systems, and all finished areas. The building was found not suitable for occupation. KC provided consulting services for design of the replacement electrical system, repairs to the plumbing and HVAC system, design of a new fire alarm system, and interior finishes.
The skewed T-intersection of Battenfeld Road and Shookville Road was neither controlled nor striped. The intersection also had sight distance limitations on the Shookville approach and the southerly approach of Battenfeld. KC explored a few alternatives to improve the intersection for the safety of drivers and also help achieve better sight distances.
The sight distance to check for on-coming vehicles traveling north on Battenfeld was very limited. The large trees and brush (on the right) behind the guardrail were therefore removed and the approaches narrowed. A stop sign was added for the southbound vehicles on Battenfeld Road.
This project consisted of the design and construction of the solar array for the 1.0 MGD Water Treatment Plant in the Village of Wappingers Falls. This water treatment plant designed by KC was constructed in 2010 to provide for the Village of Wappingers Falls’ future water needs, replacing an aging plant. The solar panel system includes a grid design system of solar panels mounted on a post and rail support system. It provides power to the plant for daily operations. KC assisted the Village during the NYSERDA grant application process, which resulted in securing funding for this project. KC also provided the site layout for the solar panels.
This project involved the installation of approximately 7,800 feet of sewer piping, 40 manholes, 80 house connections, and any appurtenances for completion. The project allowed homeowners to tie their homes into the Harriman Sewage Treatment Plant. KC monitored the excavation and backfilling with field soil testing and the installation of the sewer collection systems, inspected the MPT and safety requirements, and prepared daily inspection reports, including calculations, sketches, and pay quantities.
KC’s municipal engineering group serves municipal clients throughout the Hudson Valley including clients in Orange, Sullivan, and Dutchess Counties. We have successfully completed hundreds of infrastructure and building projects in this area including: municipal buildings, community centers, wastewater treatment plants, water treatment and source development, and transportation projects. This work includes the preparation of design drawings, contract documents, and bid specifications. Our firm manages these projects through the bid process and construction phases, providing complete project oversight.
We currently serve as municipal engineers for the Towns of Wallkill, Bethel, and Milan, the Village of Wappingers Falls, and the Tri-Municipal Sewer Commission. KC has in the past also served as municipal engineers for the Town of Wappinger and the Village of Rhinebeck.
KC’s municipal engineering group consists of skilled civil, resident, structural, office, wastewater, water, environmental, mechanical, electrical, safety, design, and traffic engineers, junior and senior inspectors, construction managers, plant operators and designers, land surveyors, party chiefs, draftsmen, CADD operators, engineering technicians, GIS coordinators, instrument people, grant coordinators, permit reviewers, quality control and quality assurance reviewers, compliance specialists, constructability reviewers, and community liaisons all with experience servicing the various needs of local Towns and Villages. KC is on-call for whatever our municipal clients may need, ready to help in the best and most efficient ways possible.
Reservoir Place Parking Improvements, Wappingers Falls, NY
Retaining Wall Inspection, Wappingers Falls, NY
Route 9D Pedestrian Improvements, Wappingers Falls, NY
South Avenue Sewer Laterals, Wappingers Falls, NY
TMSC Gravity Belt Thickener and Pumps, Poughkeepsie, NY
TMSC PS Piping Modifications, Wappingers Falls, NY
TMSC RAS Pumps, Poughkeepsie, NY
TMSC Sewer Pump Replacement, Wappingers Falls, NY
TMSC Surface Aeration System Replacement, Poughkeepsie, NY
Tri-Municipal Sewer Commission, Poughkeepsie, NY
Wappingers Dam Project, Wappingers Falls, NY
Wastewater System Master Plan, Wallkill, NY
Wastewater Treatment Plant, Wallkill, NY
Water Storage Tanks, Wallkill, NY
Water System Master Plan, Wallkill, NY
Water System Modernization, Wallkill, NY
Water Treatment Plant, Wappingers Falls, NY
As part of this project, KC provided consulting services for design, NYSDEC permitting, engineer’s reports, preparation of Contract Documents, construction inspections, and support services during startup. Project components included the 1,150-foot Route 17B 8-inch sanitary sewer force main, Route 17B pump station, two wet wells, a flow meter, a new concrete block pump station, and all related structural, architectural, electrical, instrumentation, and plumbing work.
KC was tasked with preparing a water system master plan for the Town of Wallkill with a specific focus on capital improvements and assessing the financial condition of the system as a whole. The Town of Wallkill water system produces and distributes an average of over 800,000,000 gallons of water every year.
KC provided the design, preparation of contract documents, and engineering services during startup and construction for this project. The South Chlorine Contact Tank, a primary bottleneck during high flows at the Tri-Municipal WWTP, was causing sewage backup from secondary clarifiers. The solution was to substitute a rectangular channel for the existing outlet pipe to get greater cross-sectional area and eliminate the constriction at the entrance of the outlet pipe. The scope of work included repair of spalling concrete on two baffle walls in the South Chlorine Tank and installation of a reinforced concrete channel to replace the existing 24-inch pipe that connects the South Chlorine Tank to the UV Channel.
The Mill Street Parking Lot has 2 retaining walls, totaling approximately 186 linear feet, of various heights and construction running along the south and east boundary of the property. The east retaining wall height varies from 10' to 14' in height with a 2' to 4' curb reveal. The south retaining wall is approximately 5’ in height and ends at grade.
The scope of the retaining wall services completed for this site included the inspection and evaluation of the existing retaining walls and parking area above as well as preliminary design and estimating for the repair and replacement of various sections of the wall. Specifications of recommended materials and procedures for the repair to the wall and stairs were provided.
Based on an in-depth sewer inspection project completed in the fall of 2015, the TMSC tasked KC to provide detailed engineering design and
Bethel CWSRF, Bethel, NY
Braeside Water Treatment Plant Upgrade, Wallkill, NY
Circleville Park Recreation Center, Wallkill, NY
Crystal Run Water Treatment Plant, Wallkill, NY
CWSRF, Wappingers Falls, NY
DeLavergne Avenue Reconstruction, Wappingers Falls, NY
DWSRF, Wappingers Falls, NY
Highway Garage, Wappingers Falls, NY
Infrastructure Hardening Grants, Wallkill, NY
KLSD Septage Receiving Station, Bethel, NY
KLSD Sewer Rehabilitation, Bethel, NY
KLSD Wastewater Treatment Plant, Bethel, NY
Lorelei Water Treatment Plant, Wallkill, NY
Midway Road Bridge Steel Repairs, Wallkill, NY
Milling and Resurfacing of Federal Aid Roads, Wallkill, NY
North Mesier Avenue Reconstruction, Wappingers Falls, NY
Pink Lane Bridge Replacement, Milan, NY
KC archived, cataloged, and analyzed over 1,000 plans and as-built drawings that were available for the water system to determine the condition of the facilities and the age, size, and material of the water distribution system. The end result provided information on over 99% of the water system assets.
construction packages for rehabilitation. The first project was for the rehabilitation of affected sewer segments and the second one for corroded manholes.
For the sewer rehabilitation project, it was determined that 4 separate work areas were involved within the 15,000 feet sewer main system. KC promptly completed a design to return the affected sewer segments to their original service condition.