Manhard Consulting was retained by the Village of Lake Zurich to design, permit and observe construction of 400 feet of 6” 900 feet of 8” and 1600 feet of 10” watermain at three locations within the Village.

Manhard staff thoroughly vetted options related to pipe layout and installation methods with the Village staff including pipe bursting options for the US Route 12 pipe, boring 8” PVC on Kim Trail, and trenched-in pipe for Cherokee. Route 12 pipe permitting necessitated particular attention considering the in-depth IDOT and IEPA permitting requirements

A key challenge faced with this project involved the replacement of the active watermain systems while maintaining service to the affected residences.  Complicating matters was that replacement can only be made in the same location along US 12 and within 3 feet of the existing main along Kim Trail.  Our design incorporated detailed sequencing and installation guidelines to construct the system while maintaining service.  The installation methods used also provided a benefit to the residences by reducing the amount of physical impacts to yards and driveways

During construction, Manhard provided weekly updates for the Village and residents and ensured coordination among residents, the Village, and the contractor.  The tight coordination, flexibility, and dedication to quality ensured the final construction costs remained under budget with $20,000 in contract construction savings.