Braden River Utilities Reclaimed Water Interconnect
The Braden River Utilities’ (BRU) Award-Winning Reclaimed Water (RCW) Interconnect Project will bring reclaimed water to Lakewood Ranch, a residential development, from the City of Bradenton and solve the irrigation issues that the development has had since its inception 20 years ago. It will also reduce the City’s discharge to the Manatee River.
This $13-million project consists of 10.5 miles of 20” reclaimed transmission main. It also included a new pump station capable of delivering a minimum of 1,400 gpm (2 MGD) and a maximum of 4,200 gpm (6 MGD) at the City’s 2-million-gallon ground storage tank at the River Run Golf Course. Approximately 5,000 feet of existing 16-inch ductile iron and PVC pipe crossing the Braden River were reused. Due to the heavily congested route, the pipeline required many horizontal directional drills, including a 2,400-foot drill under I-75.
Jones Edmunds was responsible for preliminary engineering, final design, contract document preparation, and bidding-phase services and is providing construction-phase services for this project.