Olpe City-Wide Water System Improvement

Olpe, KS

BG Consultants contracted with the City of Olpe to perform a city-wide water system improvement project. After conducting a complete system evaluation, BG recommended developing two phases of improvements, which were completed between 2010 and 2013.

Phase I saw the design and construction of a 150,000-gallon pedesphere storage tank, booster pump station rehabilitation, a new telemetry system, and 1,340 feet of eight-inch water main. The pump station rehabilitation included three new 25 HP vertical turbine pumps rated for 170 gpm each, electrical upgrades, and telemetry improvements. Funded by a USDA Rural Development loan/grant, Phase I came in under budget, and the City was able to add 4,000 linear feet of water main replacement.

Phase II consisted of the design and construction of 18,000 linear feet of C-900 PVC water mains, 6,000 feet of service mains, and 200 services connections. This phase also came in under budget, enabling the City to install a new automatic meter read system and 10,000 linear feet of C-900 PVC rural transmission mains. Phase II was also funded through a USDA Rural Development loan/grant, as well as a CDBG grant.     


    Brian Foster, P.E.
    Corporate Treasurer | Manhattan Office Manager | Water Engineering | Principal