Posted on September 21th 2012
To support growing business on the West Coast, HUSA has expanded operations with an office in Burlingame, CA. In addition to serving as a storage depot for a fleet of wastewater and gas service crews, the new facility serves as an extension of our Louisville data center. Click here for appropriate contact info and click here for career opportunities.
Posted on July 1th 2012
HUSA is providing field services for a full-blown SSES project for the NSA Mid-South facility in Millington, TN. The project consists of temporary flow monitoring at nine locations, 480+ manhole inspections, 130,000 linear feet (LF) of smoke testing and 35,000 LF of CCTV inspection.HUSA is working with Baysinger Design Group and Bacon Farmer Workman on behalf of the U.S. Navy. The NSA-Mid South facility serves as the Navy’s Human Resources Center of Excellence. More than 7,500 military, civilian and contract personnel are assigned/ work on the base, including Navy Personnel Command, Navy Recruiting Command, the Navy Manpower Analysis Center, as well as the U.S Army Corps of Engineers Finance Center.
Posted on June 15th 2012
Hydromax USA’s lateral inspection services were the cover feature article in the June 2012 issue of WaterWorld, an international publication dedicated to delivering up-to-date information on technology, products and trends in the water and wastewater industry. The article was based on a 2011 project inspecting laterals in one of New England’s oldest cities and demonstrated the cost-beneficial importance of performing condition assessment inspections in lieu of total rehabilitation without inspection. HUSA was hired by Kleinfelder/ SEA Consultants for this project and have given several joint presentations highlighting our combined success.
Posted on May 15th 2012
Hydromax USA was contracted by URS to perform leak detection services at the U.S. Air Force Yakota Air Base in Japan. There were a total of nearly 1,200 water system locations that were surveyed covering 73 miles of water distribution pipe. In total, HUSA visually observed, confirmed or correlated nearly 50 leaks in the system.
The HUSA leak detection program consists of two components: the first is a sounding survey that listens to select hydrants, valves, and service connections in the project area. The second phase of the study uses state-of–the-art acoustic correlation equipment and techniques to pinpoint the leaks that may be identified from the sounding survey.
Posted on March 26th 2012
Hydromax USA began performing multiple field tasks for Arcadis U.S. in support of engineering analysis and development of a Phase 2 Long Term Control Plan for the City of Lancaster, Ohio. The field work is intended to last approximately five months and will include collection of necessary data to calibrate the hydraulic model and evaluate existing system conditions in the combined system
The project includes installation and maintenance of 32 flow meters throughout the system, assisting the City in the installation and maintenance of 8 City-owned meters, rain gauges and stream level gauges on the Hocking River. The sites include sanitary, combined and combined structure overflows with varying pipe shapes and sizes that range from 8-inch to 60-inch in diameter. Data from all the gauges will be accessible to Arcadis within 48 hours of collection by the field crews and processed data will be provided monthly enabling timely evaluation.
HUSA’s commitment to communication and timely service to Arcadis and the City combined with a high level of expertise and the best resources to obtain accurate data are essential to the success of this project.
Posted on January 26th 2012
Hydromax USA is featured in the Winter 2012 issue of the Virginia Conduit, a quarterly publication of the Virginia Water Environment Association. The article was based on the inspection work HUSA performed at the Hone Quarry Dam in Rockingham County (VA) on behalf of Hurt & Proffitt and the Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation.
Posted on January 13th 2012
Hydromax USA is pleased to announce the launch of our new website. The site has been redesigned with a fresh new look and updated with information about our current services and the markets we serve. This redesign was done in conjunction with a renewed social media presence on sites such as Twitter (@hydromaxusa), Facebook (www.facebook.com/hydromaxusa) & LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/hydromax-usa).
Posted on December 30th 2011
HUSA recently performed three different types of studies on water distribution systems in three very different locations across the country. Inframetrix LLC hired HUSA for a leak survey and fire flow testing program at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. The services included listening, correlating, ground miking and leak pinpointing on 68 miles of mixed metallic and non-metallic, transmission, distribution, and service mains. Fire flow services included multiple hydrant flow sources at twenty residual hydrants.
Another project involved a focused water loss study of the Prichard, AL distribution system for Severn Trent Environmental Services. The Phase I study components included: system supply master meter analysis, distribution system metering analysis, real and apparent loss analysis and 50-miles of distribution system leak survey.
HUSA was contracted by Johnson Controls, Inc. to determine potable water usage for each of the process facilities located within the Patapsco WWTP in Baltimore, MD. The scope of work included accuracy and sizing analysis of plant master meters, flow monitoring at all facilities, water balance development for sources and demands, and field checks and investigation to identify an anomalous demand.
Posted on December 13th 2011
Jeff Griffiths, of HUSA, was invited to speak at the NC AWWA/WEA fall seminar on pipeline condition assessment tools in Wrightsville Beach, NC. A panel of experts discussed a wide range of assessment technologies for gravity, force main and water distribution systems. Jeff spoke about the full array of gravity inspection techniques and technologies, including CCTV, sonar, laser and multi-sensor inspection. The seminar was well attended by 60+ water and sewer engineers, operators and utility system managers.
Posted on October 1th 2011
HUSA’s large diameter multi-sensor pipe inspection services were featured in the October edition of Trenchless World magazine, an international publication for no-dig professionals. The article, which was an was abridged version of a paper presented at the NASTT 2011 No-Dig conference in Washington, DC, was based on HUSA’s inspection of large diameter interceptors in Salt Lake City using the CleanFlow HD Profiler technology.
Posted on September 1th 2011
HUSA sponsored a hole for the 5th annual Kleinfelder/ Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Hartford Professional Chapter (HPC) golf tournament at The Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, MA. EWB supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders.
Posted on August 1th 2011
HUSA recently completed the inspection of approximately 400 sewer laterals in several localities in Northern Virginia. Washington Gas (WGL), which serves 1M+ customers in the MD, VA, DC region, hired HUSA to investigate the potential presence of gas-line cross bores through sanitary sewers.
In Fairfax County alone, WGL has installed approximately 286 miles of 2-inch gas mains by horizontal directional drilling (HDD). Improvements in lateral inspection technologies allowed HUSA to work efficiently and complete the successful pilot project on time.
Posted on July 15th 2011
The services included listening, correlating, ground miking and leak pinpointing on 50 miles of mixed metallic and non-metallic, transmission, distribution, and service mains. The work was timely considering the strong earthquake and tsunami that hit the area earlier in 2011.
Posted on June 15th 2011
Hydromax USA was hired by Gannett Fleming and Hurt & Proffitt to inspect the pipe conduits at the Briery Branch and Hone Quarry dams in Rockingham County, VA. Each engineering firm was selected by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to develop a rehabilitation design.
The dams are considered high hazard dams based on insufficient spillway capacity to meet Virginia’s Dam Safety Regulations. Although the two earth dams are nearly identical, the method of inspection was unique to each due to field conditions.
HUSA performed CCTV inspection of the Briery Branch Dam from the outlet end of the downstream barrel and inspected the Hone Quarry Dam from the 40-foot riser structure in the reservoir.
Posted on May 1th 2011
In September 2009, American Water was awarded a contract for ownership, operation and maintenance of the water and the wastewater systems at Fort Meade Army Base in Odenton, Maryland. With a combined military, civilian, and contractor population of approximately 39,000, it has the fourth largest workforce of Army installations in the continental United States.
American Water hired Bowen Engineering to manage the significant capital upgrade program. Bowen, in turn, hired HDR Engineering for the system-wide sanitary sewer evaluation study (SSES). Hydromax USA (HUSA) was hired by HDR to perform all field services and collect data in support of the SSES study, with a focus on identifying illicit connections and cross connections within the collection system.
The scope of field services included installation and maintenance of 16 flow monitors and four rain gauges for a period of three months. This coincided with smoke testing of approximately 300,000 LF and inspections of over 900 manholes. HUSA also performed 60,000 LF of CCTV inspections, as well as, dye testing and 300 flow isolation tests.