Master Planning & Studies

"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."Planning-Trans

Planning is critical in many facets of society, but none more important than water resources. FCE is known for our planning. Our rigorous approach to project planning produces significant cost savings during construction and for operations and maintenance.

We use a specific process of defining the criteria for a project and getting the owners or stakeholder's approval on these criteria. Once the project criteria has been developed, then alternatives are developed and compared with each other to find the most cost effective, efficient, and acceptable project. This incremental analysis provides for the opportunity to leave no stone unturned in finding the best project.

Expertise includes:

  • Plan formulation & alternatives
  • Water resource master plans
  • Capital facility plans
  • Drinking water facility plans
  • Water conservation plans
  • Water reuse plans
  • Cost estimating

Planning takes a particular blend of vision, consensus building, and communication. FCE prides itself on having employees who bring this blend to each and every planning project. FCE is experienced at guiding many successful projects throughout the planning process. Recent projects include:

     ♦  Helper City Utility Improvements
         - Capital Facilities Master Plan
         - Planning sessions with the City and Public open house
         - Secured $28.5 million in funding
         - Goal = Bring systems up to Federal & State standard

     ♦  Summit Creek Water Management ProjectExperts in Planning
         - Conjunctive Use Management Plan
         - Collaboration with multiple entities
         - Secured $2.89 million in funding
         - Goal = Groundwater recharge & recovery

     ♦  North Summit Pressurized Irrigation System
         - Unite 9 various ditches into 1 irrigation company
         - Secured $6 million in funding
         - Prepared right-of-way and easement agreements
         - Goal = Water conservation & improved crop production

     ♦  Wide Hollow Dam Rehabilitation
         - Geotechnical investigations and feasibility designs
         - Evaluations of alternative sites
         - Obtained over $13 million in funding
         - Design areas for sedimentation control & wetland habitat
         - Goal = Meet Utah Dam Safety standards & increase storage