As a design-build contractor, Globaltech permitted, designed, constructed, and commissioned three replacement surficial wells that supply water to the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) Lime Softening Plant.
FPUA wanted to expeditiously improve the reliability and quantity of raw water supply to the existing lime softening plant. However, the permitting of brand new wells would have taken a long time due to South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) restriction on using the surficial aquifer and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) new setback criteria. Instead of drilling brand new wells, replacement wells were installed to replace existing wells that were diminished in capacity. The existing wells (N-15, N-16, and N-19) produced less than 200 gpm each. Replacement Wells N-15R and N-16R produces approximately 700 gpm each. Replacement Well N-19R produces approximately 550 gpm.
The replacement wells were located adjacent to the existing wells located along the south side of Belcher Canal (C-25 Canal) within the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) right of way. The existing wells were plugged and abandoned. The replacement wells were of similar configuration as the existing wells except that the replacement wells were gravel packed instead of naturally packed as the existing wells.
Globaltech permitted the wells with the St. Lucie County Health Department, FDEP, SFWMD Right of Way Department. The wells were done under an emergency basis and were permitted, designed, constructed, and commissioned within 4 months. The project was completed in 2005 below the Guaranteed Maximum Price.
Fort Pierce Utilities Authority