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We have moved! New Administrative Office is Complete

After a lot of planning and hard work, we have officially occupied our new administrative office! What an improvement over our old space. The new administrative building is located at 44 Water Street, just up the street from our old office at the treatment facility.

The new space features administrative offices, a conference/multipurpose room, an engineering layout room, mailing and printing room, records room, training room, locker rooms and a maintenance garage.

Stop by for a tour of the new space. Our office hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays.

Brown Street Pump Station Upgraded

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.

Force Main Replaced

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.

New KSD GIS Application

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,