The massive renovation was designed & engineered by CH2M Hill, with SME contributing an array of complex electrical solutions under the management Corna Kokosing Construction.  By the end of 2009, the City of Zanesville had raised $16 million to construct a new 17,450’ sq. state-of-the-art facility to supply fresh water to its 25,000 residents.

The design called for a 10.5 million gallon per day (GPD) fresh water treatment plant featuring new; high & low service pumps, chemical feeds, pressure filters, emergency generators, system controls, pipe distribution, two 500,000 gallon raw water storage tanks, fifteen wells, eight filters and contingency plans for two additional filters.

SME guided and supported the engineering efforts to ensure the best possible outcomes across;   fire alarm systems, intrusion detection, system controls, PLC wiring and on-boarding 6 new high pressure pumps.  Among the many challenges; the seamless transition from an existing operation – to the newly constructed facility pumping more than 10 million GPD to the City’s 25,000 residents.

Throughout the project, the SME team faced significant adversities – well beyond their control. These included; poor access to existing components, severe weather, last minute design changes, procurement & funding delays – to name a few. Notwithstanding these constraints, SME delivered the expected results as they always do; according to specification, on-time and on-budget!

Due to the highly complex nature of the project’s electrical contracting requirements and extraordinary results achieved by the SME team, this project team was recognized by AGC and nominated for the prestigious 2012 Build Ohio Award! The nomination was accepted on behalf of SME by Mr. Bart Willis, SME’s Project Superintendent.