Stone Mountain Golf Course

Pumping Station Replacement–Merit Award

CONSULTANT:

BOB SCOTT
IRRIGATION CONSULTING SERVICES, INC.
Conyers, GA

PROJECT STATEMENT:

After major flood an new pumping system was needed due to the existing pumping system damage and increase level of silt accumulation in the irrigation lake.  The pump station was in an environmentally sensitive area, at the foot of the historical creating special issues that the irrigation consultant needed to address.

PROJECT NARRATIVE:

a 500-year flood event created the need to move the pumping system to an offshore configuration with a 120-foot intake pipe under/in the historical and environmentally protected lake and shoreline.   Both Federal and State permit approval was necessary.

Construction in the lake and shoreline buffer was prohibited as a condition of the permitting process. This led to boring a 21-inch intake line from outside the buffer to a designated intake site in order to leave the shoreline buffer undisturbed.  The intake pipe was needed to provide gravity flow back to a newly installed 96″ diameter x 19′ deep wet well.

A new prefabricated pumpstation was installed.  Three 75 HP vertical turbine pumps provide a total system capacity of 2100 gallons per minute to the golf course.

ROLE OF THE IRRIGATION CONSULTANT

  • The project demonstrated the importance of the role of the irrigation consultant in the development of golf irrigation water resources.  The role included the close coordination of the work of an architect, a geologist and environmental and civil engineers.
  • Comprehensive and competitive bid construction documents ensured the project stayed within budget.
  • On site coordination and project management during construction kept the project running smoothly and completed on time.