Town of Hempstead, Roosevelt Field Water District Treatment Facility

Posted on January 28, 2014

Client: Town of Hempstead - Department of Water
Location: Hempstead, New York
Project Type: Roosevelt Field Water District Treatment Facility
Project Period: 2005-2013
D&B Project Manager: William D. Merklin, P.E.
Project Cost: $8,000,000

Project Description

Town of Hempstead, Roosevelt Field Water District Treatment FacilityD&B provided engineering services for the design and construction of water treatment facilities with a capacity of 6.0 MGD.

D&B’s project responsibilities included design of the following systems:

Power Distribution

A 13kv electrical service routed to a PSEG padmount transformer was provided to serve the facility. From the transformer, a 480/277 volt, 800 amp underground service was installed to the motor control center located inside Well House 11. The motor control center includes the automatic transfer switch for the emergency generator.

Emergency Power

A 250 kw diesel generator, housed in a walk-in enclosure with sub-base fuel tank, and tank leak and level monitoring.


Fluorescent and emergency lighting was provided for building interiors. High pressure sodium HID lighting was provided for site access roads and parking areas. The site lighting was pole-mounted and controlled via photocells.

Building Security

Intrusion door switches were provided at doors and integrated with the SCADA system to provide notification of building entry.


The Roosevelt Field facility was integrated with the Department’s SCADA system to provide remote control and monitoring of status and alarm conditions.

                Town of Hempstead, Roosevelt Field Water District Treatment Facility       IMG_4081

motor control center

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