Mallard Fox Pump Station
The Mallard Fox Pump Station serves the Mallard Fox Creek Industrial Park, a 1,000-acre industrial site in Decatur, Alabama. To accommodate near-term expansion and future build-outs of the park, Decatur Utilities needed to expand the existing pump station’s capacity beyond 3.7 million gallons per day.
Barge Design Solutions provided three expansion alternatives to the client: (1) expand the existing pump station, (2) upgrade the existing facility and construct a second station to operate in parallel, and (3) abandon the existing facility and construct a new station. The company then worked with Decatur Utilities to select the best long-term solution, and it was decided to build a new pump station to replace the current one. This new pump station more than quadruples capacity with 13.5 million gallons per day.
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By providing multiple options to the client, Barge Design Solutions worked closely with Decatur Utilities to develop a solution that served immediate expansion needs and was cost-effective in the long-run.