From James Johnson Public Affairs
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a $48 million firm-fixed price contract to install a potable water transmission main at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam March 29.
Project work will be managed by NAVFAC Hawaii.
“As the Navy’s provider of drinking water to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and its Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Soldiers, civilian employees and residents, NAVFAC Hawaii is extremely pleased with this award," said Capt. Marc Delao, NAVFAC Hawaii commanding officer. “Our current 42-inch line, which experienced a significant break and made the news in February of this year, is well beyond its design life and in need of replacement. This project will provide the base with reliable drinking water service and significantly reduce the possibility of another break adversely affecting the local Pearl City community.”
The new 42-inch potable water transmission main will run from the Waiawa Pump Station to the existing 42-inch water main near the intersection of Lehua Avenue and Second Street. The project also includes installation of a 16-inch potable water line for continuation of service to the Manana Housing Area, as well as a 12-inch fire line reconnection for the Hawaii Army National Guard facility and abandonment or removal of the existing 42-inch potable water transmission main piping, pipe supports, and valve vaults.
The $48,298,000 firm-fixed-price contract was awarded to Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc. of Honolulu. Work is expected to be completed by November 2021.