Manhard Consulting was retained by the Village of Lake Zurich to design and observe construction of the Village’s 2,800 feet of 8” PVC water main replacement project along Robertson Road and surrounding streets. Residents in the area had been experiencing water quality issues for many years with increasing frequency of water main breaks.

Manhard staff performed site analysis with the Village Utilities Superintendent to thoroughly understand the scope of issues and identify key priorities for both the Village and residents. Manhard performed a cost analysis of the pipe layout, material options, and installation methods. Contract documents were prepared specifically to give the Engineer and Village the ability to control cost and schedule impacts to the project despite varying field conditions.

During the construction work, Manhard was able to utilize the flexible design to save on costs. The Village was able to utilize these cost savings to improve portions of the pavement and area drainage conditions; ultimately offering the Village and residents the best overall value for the new infrastructure.