Hawaii— Kauai-based Aqua Engineers, Inc. (Aqua), Hawaii’s leading water and wastewater management company, has hired Goodfellows, Bros., Inc., as partner and contractor to do construction as part of a $15 million contract to upgrade the wastewater collection system at the Schofield Barracks Army Base in Hawaii. This is the first phase of several infrastructure work projects in support of the US Army goals to expand Schofield Base as part of GTA (Grow-the-Army).
Based on the total contract with the Army, Aqua will plan, design, and construct the Lyman Road Sewer Upgrade Project, which includes approximately 30,000 lineal feet of gravity sewer pipeline ranging in size from 18-inches to 48-inches.  The new trunk sewer will be the main wastewater conveyance from Schofield Barracks to the treatment plant located south of the Wheeler (DP) Army Airfield. The project, which has an estimated completion date of July 2012, also includes projecting wastewater flows for existing and future conditions at the Schofield Barracks Army Base to accommodate a 30-year planning scenario.
“Completion of this project is critical to support the Garrison’s GTA mission by providing much needed system capacity…,” said Aqua’s project engineer, Roger Kobayashi.

The project positively impacts infrastructure for the base, increasing capacity for housing projects for the US Army and providing a high quality and cost-effective project designed for a 50-year life.  Negative impact on the community will be minimized as critical attention was paid to public relations, communications, effective traffic control, and other construction impacts.   Additionally, the Schofield Barracks Wastewater Treatment Plant will continue to operate while under construction.

On this project, the Early Contractor Involvement project delivery method will be utilized to meet a fast-track schedule to enable connections for urgent GTA initiatives and facilities.  The full service project includes geotechnical investigations, traffic control, topographic survey, permit acquisitions, and coordination with the Army DPW.

Aqua is also contracted to plan, design, and construct approximately 8,000 (DP) lineal feet of R-1 transmission and feed main from the Schofield Barracks Wastewater Treatment Plant to Humphreys Road. The transmission main will provide irrigation water to future developments in the South Range and within Schofield Barracks, as well as allow for future branching of distribution mains within Wheeler Army Airfield. The transmission main will be constructed using fusible PVC and will generally follow the alignment of the Lyman Road Sewer Upgrade Project, especially at the critical Kunia Road crossing.

Aqua Engineers has a proven track record and history of working closely with the US Army in Hawaii.  In 2006, Aqua purchased and upgraded the Schofield Barracks Wastewater Treatment Plant, turning it into an asset and making it the largest, privately owned R-1 facility in Hawaii.  In October 2008, Aqua Engineers was awarded a $229 million, 50-year military contract for the Privatization of the US Army Wastewater Collection Systems on Oahu, making the award winning water and wastewater management company Hawaii’s largest.