The administrative and maintenance building construction is progressing on schedule and will be ready for occupancy in the spring of 2018. The new 12,000 square foot facility will feature office space and a three bay garage spacious enough to service vehicles, pumps, and other equipment needed to operate the wastewater treatment facility, pump stations, and collection system. Relocating the maintenance and administrative functions of the district to the new building is the first phase of improvements that will ultimately include a new laboratory and biological treatment system to replace existing facilities that have exceeded their 30-year life expectancy.
Construction began earlier in the summer to upgrade the wastewater pump station on Brown Street. The pump station, which was originally installed in 1960 and upgraded in 1987, has exceeded its life expectancy and will be replaced with all new components that will provide a higher level of service to our customers. The new configuration features a pump system located inside a small building, which is safer and easier to service compared to the previous style, which housed the pumps in a subterranean pump vault 20 feet below ground. Underwood Engineers designed the pump station and BREX Corporation was awarded the construction contract. The anticipated completion date for this project is December 2017.
A section of the ductile iron force main located along the Bridle Path ruptured in December of 2016. The defective section of pipe, which was approximately 3 feet long, was replaced with plastic pipe to prevent leakage. The staff at KSD elected to replace the entire section of ductile iron force main as a preventive measure to avoid future failures. The 150 foot section was replaced with a corrosion resistant high density polyethylene (HDPE) sewer pipe. The work was completed by Dearborn Brothers Construction and designed by Underwood Engineers.
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The Kennebunk Sewer District will be constructing a new 12,000 square foot facility featuring administrative offices and a maintenance garage. The new structure will be built on the site currently occupied by the Keuffel & Esser (K&E) building, which is adjacent to the wastewater treatment facility located on Water Street.
Relocating the administrative offices and maintenance garage to the K&E site will provide physical space needed for upgrades to the biological wastewater treatment process that are scheduled to occur in the coming years. The move will also replace the aging existing facilities, which were constructed in the early to mid 1980s.
The new structure, designed by Graham Architects, will be built by Benchmark Construction beginning this spring following site environmental remediation and demolition of the existing K&E facility. District staff anticipates moving into the new modernized facility sometime in early 2018.
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Staff has been working with the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells Water District and the Town of Kennebunk over the years in developing Kennebunk’s Global Information System (GIS). We are at a point where we are ready to make this available for public use. KSD worked with Corson GIS Solution to get our sewer system mapping on the web for customer access. We now have an icon on the Home Page that will bring you to the new GIS site.
The GIS system is used as a tool for planning purposes and developing our asset management program. It is also valuable for customers, contractors, and other government and utility companies for their planned projects. Our sewer system mapping layers can be overlaid on the Town’s and Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells Water District’s mapping for an accurate depiction and understanding of infrastructure serving Kennebunk,