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General Brown Wellfield Transmission Main



WRP, Inc. Walton County, FL WRP, Inc., an entity consisting of South Walton Utility Co., Inc. and Destin Water Users, Inc., retained Poly, Inc. to complete an engineering study to evaluate the most effective way to deliver 10 MGD of water from their wellfield north of Freeport, Florida to their pumping facility, approximately 21 miles south of Freeport.  Upon completion of the engineering study and review by WRP, Inc.; POLY was retained to design and permit the project under a very rigid timeline. POLY signed a contract with WRP, Inc. on March 21, 2011 to provide engineering services for this project.  The project consisted of a 30-inch pipeline of which 16,000 L.F. was crossing the Choctawhatchee Bay.  The design, permitting, etc. was completed on schedule and the bids were opened on August 4, 2011 with a low bid received in the amount of $20,000,000.  The permits included FDOT, FDEP (water), FDEP (wetlands), FDEP (biological and endangered species), COE (wetlands, biological, and endangered species), and Coast Guard (navigational).  All permits were in hand prior to award of bid by WRP, Inc.  In a span of 6 months the project was designed, permitted, bid and awarded. The project also consisted of advanced clearing and grubbing for FDOT to allow other utility companies to parallel the water main construction for the widening of Hwy. 331 which is now underway. Water main construction was completed ahead of schedule and well within budget. Upon completion, WRP, Inc. issued a formal Resolution honoring POLY for a job well done.