City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works recently completed the Lake Manassas Dam rehabilitation project this month, originally estimated at $11.46 million. The state of Virginia provided the City of Manassas a $4.2 million grant for safety modifications to the T.N. Elliot Dam in Prince William County, Va. PWCSA and the City of Manassas Park will pay their proportionate share of the total cost. The construction was scheduled to take two years, but was completed in just 14 months, with a total project cost of $8,550,000, earning a savings of more than $2 million. T. Nelson Elliot Dam is classified as an intermediate-high hazard dam, due to the probable loss of life, property damage and the economic impact incurred should failure occur. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.
“The T. Nelson Elliot Dam is instrumental to our area’s water supply and management,” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the City of Manassas. “We appreciate the funding received and our team has worked diligently to deliver under-budget,” said Moon.
T. Nelson Elliot/Lake Manassas Dam of Prince William County is a 72-square mile watershed with 790 acres of surface water that provides 14 millions of gallons per day to the City of Manassas/Water Treatment Plant and is the primary source of drinking water for the City of Manassas. The recent work helped fortified the dam. Some significant rehabilitation changes include: roller-compacted concrete, a cut-off wall, a post-tensioned anchor, a pneumatic crest gate, a spillway coating, boat ramp and a knife gate valve.
Design and construction management services were completed by URS Corporation of Germantown, Md. while ASI Constructors of Colorado provided construction services. The City of Manassas applied for a match from the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
ABOUT CITY OF MANASSAS
Established in1913, the City of Manassas Utilities/Public Works department ensures the availability of safe, reliable water usage, electric utilities, as well as provides responsive maintenance and collection services at an affordable cost to citizens of Manassas, Va., Manassas Park, Va. and parts of Prince William County, Va. It is noted for its environment-friendly projects and equipment, while tasked with capital projects that enhance public and private infrastructure. The utilities team participates in community fundraisers, like Toys for Tots, the United Way, American Public Power Association Tree Power and Arbor Day. The department holds memberships with America Public Power Association, American Water Works Association, American Public Works Association and the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce.
The City of Manassas, Va., is an independent, full service city of 10-square miles in Northern Virginia. The City is rich in history and the Manassas Junction of railroads played a pivotal role in the American Civil War. The City has a population of 35,821, owns its own public utilities, has the busiest general aviation airport in Virginia and is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Manassas has been recognized by the Virginia Municipal League and other national and state organizations for its highly successful neighborhood improvement programs and by the Government Finance Officers Association for excellence in financial reporting and budgeting. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.