St. Bernard Parish Drinking Water Revolving Loan and Waterline Replacement Project


St. Bernard Parish Department of Public Works

End Date:

May 14, 2017 (e) 


$678,890 (fee)

$18,900,000 (construction) 


Project Description

DE is responsible for program management of St. Bernard Parish’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund projects which are funded by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (LDHH) Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund. The $21 million program consists of 9 different projects totaling nearly $18.9 million in construction costs. Through this program, St. Bernard Parish will replace 33 waterline segments throughout the Parish and construct a new water transmission main to improve water quality in lower St. Bernard Parish. In total, approximately 45,550 linear feet of water line ranging from 6” to 12” diameter will be replaced and 31,680 linear feet of 12” and 20” diameter transmission line will be constructed.

As the Program Manager, DE is responsible for preparation of the System Improvement Plan (SIP), Business Plan, and Operations and Maintenance Manual as well as Loan Administration and Management. DE manages individual design teams for all projects and coordinates design, bidding, and construction administration with LDHH. Additionally, DE will prepare all loan reimbursement requests and will manage Davis Bacon Act compliance and American Iron and Steel compliance.

In addition to Program Management, DE was tasked with the design, bidding, and construction administration of Waterline Replacement Project 1.1 which is the first project to be funded by the loan. Project 1.1 includes the construction of 14,000 linear feet of new 8” water lines and the abandonment of existing 6” and 10” water lines along Mehle Ave. from N. Peters to St. Bernard Highway; Mehle Ave. from Judge Perez to Mustang; Friscoville Ave. from N. Peters to St. Bernard Highway; Rowley Ave. from Judge Perez to Patricia; Patricia from Mehle to Aycock; and Mustang from Mehle to Esteban. The new water lines will be constructed complete with all required isolation valves, fire hydrants, and water service lines.

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