Case Study

It Runs Through A River: 1.7 Miles Of AMERICAN Products Help Deliver Water In North Alabama

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Photo provided by Garney Construction
Photo provided by Garney Construction.

Six million gallons of water per day (MGD) sounds like a lot of water, and it is, but it wasn’t enough to meet Limestone County’s projected demands for drinking water. Around 1,000 customers were being added each year, and a number of inquiries had been made about increased industrial development.

The solution for the Alabama county, which borders Tennessee to the north and Madison County (Huntsville, Alabama) to the west, came to the Limestone County Water and Sewer Authority (LCWSA) after years of planning and coordinating with local, state and federal authorities: Install a large-diameter water transmission line that would allow Limestone County the capacity to purchase up to 15 MGD of water from Decatur Utilities, the water authority of its southerly neighbor, Decatur, Alabama.

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