A Tale of Two Challenges – and Solutions – in Water Treatment Construction

A Tale of Two Challenges – and Solutions – in Water Treatment Construction

Spartanburg Water is one of the most established water systems in South Carolina. Created in 1929 as the Spartanburg Metropolitan District, the utility has a history of delivering high-quality drinking water to customers. Spartanburg Water relies on three water treatment facilities and a well-maintained network of pumping stations, lakes, and transmission lines.

Built 96 years ago, the RB Simms Water Treatment Facility (RB Simms) includes pipes and structural elements over 100 years old. In 2019, it was time to upgrade this facility. When Spartanburg Water chose Harper General Contractors to provide Construction Manager At-Risk (CM At-Risk) services for major upgrades at the RB Simms, our team spent a lot of time with the client planning our project approach carefully. We knew, however, that this project involved some significant constraints on aging infrastructure and would require a top-notch project team that could think quickly and creatively to deliver the best possible result.

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