Uintalands Culinary Water Improvements

Uintalands Association is a cabin community located in the Uinta Mountains. Offering a culinary water system to the association is a unique benefit to its residents. The high elevations and a transient population provide unique challenges to its water system. While much of its system has been put together by landowners, current board members value the expertise of engineering and a working system. FCE prepared a Culinary Water Master Plan to evaluate the existing water system and provide recommendations for the community's future needs. Work involved a comprehensive inventory of the existing facilities, hydraulic model development in WaterCAD, and alternatives development with cost estimates for future buildout. Standard plans and specifications were provided for use by Uintalands to help maintain a quality, consistent water system.

Funding was obtained from the Utah Division of Drinking Water (DDW) for the master plan and for the construction of a new 230,000 gallon concrete water tank, replacement of approximately 4,000 feet of pipeline, installation of meters for leak detection, and pressure reducing valves. These projects were designed with drawings and specifications approved by DDW. FCE provided construction management services for these projects.