ProjectNorth Pike Water Association Capital Improvements
North Pike Water Association
Professional Services Provided:
Water Treatment & Distribution
The population of Pike County, Miss., has grown by nearly four thousand residents over the last 30 years — not a huge gain as far as the census is concerned, but a sizeable increase in users for a rural water association. By 2019, the North Pike Water Association found that its treatment and distribution network was barely able to keep up with the demand for water in its service area, which contains the fast-growing North Pike School District and serves many of the people who work and do business in the Town of Summit, or nearby Southwest Mississippi Community College. The association applied for, and received, $1.9 million from the Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program and called on Dungan Engineering to plan the capital improvements. Dungan’s scheme called for the replacement/installation of more than 11 miles of water main, while a 50,000-gallon elevated storage tank was knocked down and replaced by a new 200,000-gallon tank. Finally, an existing 200,000-gallon tank was sandblasted, repainted and rehabilitated from top to bottom. The project has afforded the NPWA an increase in capacity that will be able to absorb any future growth in northern Pike County for years to come.