Pump House & Backflow Preventor
Providing a new pump house near the front of the campus to help increase overall campus water pressure and prevent any backflow into the town’s water system.
Project Update as of April 26, 2023
The contractor has finished the exterior of the new building and is working on the site utilities. The construction work should have a very limited impact on the campus. Work will continue through the Spring.
Our local water service provider, Westchester Joint Water Works requested that the campus install a backflow water prevention device on the 16” water service line supplying the campus. This line provides water for our domestic water needs as well as water to our fire protection equipment. The backflow preventor device provides protection from any water going backwards in the system and potentially causing problems with the town’s water systems.
An initial study by our design consultant, MJ Engineering determined that installing the requested device would have an impact on the water pressure on campus. To solve that problem, we are designing a new pump house to address the water pressure drop that installing the new backflow preventor creates.
Lead Agency: The State Construction Fund of New York
Design: MJ Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C.
Contractor: All State Construction & Boiler, Inc.
Budget: $2.6 mil