Byrd Park Reservoir Zone 1 North Valve Replacement

Project Summary and Scope

The Project includes installation of a new water supply main consisting of 30-inch and 36-inch diameter ductile iron pipe through open cut trench excavation. The supply main will convey potable water from existing transmission mains south of the Byrd Park Reservoir along the east side of the reservoir to existing transmission main north of the reservoir. This includes excavation, backfill, temporary support of existing utilities, pipe bedding, testing, cleaning, disinfection, and all other associated tasks for a complete installation. The Project includes replacement of a set of buried valves which are used to operate the Byrd Park Reservoir. This consists of demolition and installation of multiple gate valves of 30-inch and 36-inch diameter. 

The Project includes installation of two check valve vaults, including check valves of 20-inch and 30-inch diameter and butterfly valves. Check valves will be located in new below grade concrete vaults.

 The Project includes multiple interconnections and tie-ins to existing transmission mains, including cast iron pipe, ranging in size from 20-inch diameter to 36-inch diameter. This includes installation of transition couplings and installation of thrust restraint on existing pipe by means of concrete thrust collars. All tie-ins will need to be performed during approved shutdowns within the specified constraints to allow the owner to maintain the system in operation throughout construction.

Project Funding

DPU Water Utilities Enterprise Funds in the amount of $7,000,000. Funds for this project were appropriated in various years through 2020.

Project Status Updates

Request for qualifications completed 8/17/2020. 

Bid Documents posted on January 20, 2021, Bid closes February 18, 2021

Intent to award the project to Garney Companies Inc. posted to procurement website March 25,2021.

Project awarded to Garney Companies Inc. May 25th 2021

Notice to proceed issued June 15, 2021.

Tree removal and installing fencing in Byrd Park began August 23, 2021. 

Expenses (costs are reported quarterly)

RAPIDS Project #107013

36 inch pipe has been installed from the Trafford Pump Station to the Columbus Pump Station. Project completion expected June 2202.

Tie-ins of the new pipe to the existing pipe stated on March 14th and should continue until mid April 2022.

Project has 1 critical tie in to complete, project should reach substantial completion by June 30, 2022.

Project Contact Information, if you have questions about this project please contact this individual.

For information about the details of any project first contact the public information office for the department running the project.  For most projects the following people can help:

City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities Media Contact:  Rhonda Johnson RHONDA.JOHNSON@RVA.GOV (804) 646-5463
City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities Project Contact:  Ricky Hatfield RICKY.HATFIELD@RVA.GOV  (804) 646-1933

Project Overall Status (Active, Pending or Complete)


Ordinance Information

Authorized through adoption of City Capital Improvement Program – Water Utility

Contract Information