Mulberry WTP Emergency Generator Improvements

Project Description

The ability to provide basic human necessities and operate critical infrastructure is a necessity during natural disasters and widespread power outages. The City of Mulberry, Arkansas was operating a 1.0-million gallon water treatment facility, responsible for providing water service to approximately 2,000 residents without a secondary power source. The City of Mulberry, with engineering assistance and cost estimates, made application to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission for two (2) emergency standby generators. The first is a 100-kW diesel powered generator for their raw water pump station and the second is a 200-kW generator for operation of the water treatment plant. Hawkins-Weir Engineers provided design, critical phase construction observation, and construction management services for the project, as well as coordination with the Western Arkansas Planning and Development District (WAPDD) who served as the Project Grant Administer. McBrayer Engineering provided the electrical design as a subconsultant to HW.