Jul 16, 2008

MACTEC Receives Drought Response Water Auditing Contract

Company is one of five firms chosen to provide water auditing services for North Carolina municipalities

MACTEC Engineering and Consulting was one of five firms retained by the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DENR) to support municipalities statewide in analyzing and making recommendations for repairing potable water distribution systems to minimize water losses during a prolonged drought affecting the southeastern U.S. Ann E. Massey, president and chief executive officer of MACTEC, Inc., the holding company, made the announcement.

According to MACTEC Vice President and Research Triangle Park Office Manager Greg M. Pagett, P.E., the project will help communities identify and characterize water losses and persistent leaks so they’re either minimized or eliminated.

“We’ll be following American Water Works Association (AWWA) protocols during the water audits to determine the extent of losses through existing treatment and distribution systems,” Pagett said. “MACTEC will then utilize a variety of test methods to locate the losses and develop recommendations to repair or replace lines or components causing the leaks.”

Project tasks may include any or all of the following:
&#149 Water production review;
&#149 Measuring accuracy of primary measuring device or master meters;
&#149 Water meter billing system review and analysis;
&#149 Distribution system operation and non-metered water use review;
&#149 Distribution system leakage review;
&#149 Un-metered fire lines review;
&#149 Water meter accuracy analysis;
&#149 Large meter sizing analysis;
&#149 District and sub-district measurements; and
&#149 District and sub-district use analysis.