By Sue Brink, NAVFAC Southeast Public Affairs Office
Jacksonville, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $21.4 million task order Sept. 26.
NAVFAC awarded the contract to Roy Anderson Corp., Gulfport, Miss., under a multiple award construction contract for design and construction of a Potable Water Distribution Replacement at Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, Ga.
"This is the original water distribution system that was installed in 1952," said Lt. Stuart Holland, the resident officer in charge of construction. "It is in a deteriorating condition that is in need of replacement. The system has definitely surpassed its normal life cycle."
The water system is aging, leaking, and has scale build-up within the pipeline.
The work to be performed provides for the design and construction of a replacement potable waterline system which includes components such as service connections, valves and meters. This includes drinking water and water used for industrial processes on base.
New water lines may be installed in some areas to increase efficiency.
The work will be completed in three phases to minimize disruption to traffic and those living and working on the base.
"The contractor will ensure the design will minimize disruptions on base," said Holland.
Those who work and live on the base will be notified of any road closures or rerouting on base due to the construction.
"The base has great communication mechanisms that reach out to those who work or live on base so they will know where the construction is going on," said Holland. "Our goal is to keep interruptions to a minimum."
Work is expected to be completed by May 2015.