The Kimzey Regional Water District Raw Water Intake was completed in 1995 as part of the Western One-Half Water System Improvements project for the district. MWY designed both the water treatment plant and associated intake structure as a consultant to Summerford Engineering.
The initial hydraulic capacity of the intake and 18-inch diameter raw water pipeline is 6-MGD.
The water treatment plant was initially constructed as a 2-MGD facility with the capability to easily expand to 6-MGD. The structure has a hydraulic capacity of 12-MGD, and consists of a ten-foot diameter reinforced concrete wet well with four intake ports, each equipped with a stainless steel fixed drum type screen with air backwash.
Normal water depth for the intake is approximately 35 feet. The intake has two pumps with a combined capacity of 2-MGD housed in a 400 square foot building which also contains the motor control center and a potassium permanganate feed system.
Special environmental and aesthetic considerations were included in the design of the intake in response to requirements of the state and federal regulatory agencies.
Mr. Charles R. Summerford, P.E.
P.O. Box 470
Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923