Water systems are the lifeblood of any city, large or small. The City of Amsterdam, NY, located on the Mohawk River in the eastern part of the state, faced significant challenges in updating its water systems to provide its residents with necessary resources. To keep these critical water systems running successfully, the city initiated system improvements to make necessary updates and repairs. As the engineer for the initiative, PRIME AE collaborated closely with the City of Amsterdam to support all aspects of the project, which included repainting and repairs to a pair of 4-million-gallon standpipes, replacement of SCADA equipment and software at the water treatment plant, replacement of piping, valves, and pumps at the Brookside pump station, rebuilding of pressure reducing valves in the water distribution system, and repairs to damaged sand filter underdrains.
Our team worked in accordance with the state environmental quality review act (SEQRA) to provide permitting, planning, design, bid phase and contract award, construction administration services, grant administration services, and construction inspection on this project. We also coordinated with the New York State Historic Preservation Office to ensure that no cultural resources were disturbed by the work of this plan, along with the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation and New York State Department of Health on all grant administration requirements and design approvals.
As a result of PRIME AE’s services and close relationship with city stakeholders, the City of Amsterdam now has a dramatically improved water system to serve its residents.