Fort Hood Hangar Water Supply System
Walter P Moore designed a 3000 gpm booster lift station and five miles of a 16-inch pipeline for potable water to improve service and meet the fire demand protection for an unmanned aerial systems maintenance hangar at Fort Hood, the largest active duty armored post in the U.S. The system was required to pump water from an existing distribution system to a 500,000-gallon elevated water storage tank along a path with steep peaks and valleys. We coordinated the design with the existing Fort Hood distribution system, incorporated a chlorination system to maintain drinking quality standards, completed water hammer analysis to verify the pipe would support start up and shutoff, provided structural design of the new pump house, and assisted with permitting of these improvements with the TCEQ. The last two miles of the pipeline were in urbanized areas, which required careful coordination with existing utilities and the Post operations.