D&B Engineers and Architects is proud to announce that New York American Water has received the prestigious Project of the Year Award from the New York State Chapter of the American Water Works Association (NYSAWWA) for a water tank that stores water and pressurizes the water system in Glen Head, Sea Cliff, Roslyn Harbor, Old Brookville and Glenwood Landing.
D&B served as the consulting engineer on the project that involved working closely with the community, stakeholder engagement and strategic partnerships. Philip R. Sachs, P.E., Vice President of Water Supply, PJ Connell, P.E., Project Manager and Tim McConnell, Project Engineer headed the D&B Team.
The new $6.2 million, 500,000-gallon tank was completed in January 2021. The project required the development of unique and innovative solutions as the 50-foot diameter tank was located on a plot of land that was only 100 square feet.
The new water tank replaces an 85-year-old bolted steel elevated storage tank on Dumond Place which was taken offline in January 2020. The new water tower, which matches the aesthetic of the previous tank, uses gravity rather than pumps to keep the system pressurized. This cost-effective method is especially important in times of high water demand such as during summer or fire emergencies.