Utilities - Featured Projects

 
Holden Heights Master Paving & Stormwater Plan
Orange County, Florida

WBQ Design & Engineering, Inc. provided Orange County Public Utilities with a master paving and stormwater management plan for 320 acres in Southwest Orange County. Included in the objective was to replace existing on-site wastewater disposal systems (septic tanks) with central wastewater collection facilities in an effort to mitigate bacterial and nutrient loading to Clear Lake, as well as alleviate public health hazards associated with failed drain fields. The storm drainage provided conveyance of runoff from new paved streets and alleviate localized drainage problems and water quality impacts to Clear Lake.


Dowden Road and North Lake Parkway Utility Systems Extension Project
City of Orlando

WBQ Design and Engineering, Inc. was commissioned by the City of Orlando for the coordination and design of utility system up-grade along Dowden Road and North Lake Parkway in southeast Orange County. The Dowden Road utility extensions were upgraded to serve future developments east of Narcoossee Road to the Orlando International Airport property. The utility improvements on North Lake Parkway were completed to provide services to the northern portions of the Lake Nona Development.

The project scope included the planning and design of utility corridors within the right-of-way for water supply and wastewater collection/transmission systems, reclaimed water, underground ducts for electrical distribution and telecommunications, and a natural gas pipe line. One challenging element of the North Lake Parkway segment was designing utility crossing over a stormwater box culvert system that acted as a faux bridge between two ornamental wet retention ponds.

Utility coordination efforts were conducted with the various utility providers for the design new utility service extensions in the dedicated utility corridors. Permitting for construction of the utility service systems were completed as part of the project design. The permitting agencies included the City of Orlando and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.


Narcoossee Road Utility Systems Extension Project
City of Orlando

WBQ Design and Engineering, Inc. was the prime consultant to the City of Orlando for the Narcoossee Road utility systems extension project. The scope of work was to perform utility coordination with various utility providers for the design of utility system upgrades to serve future developments along the Narcoossee Road corridor from just north of the Beachline Expressway (SR 528) to a point approximately ¼ mile south of SR 417, and prepare final construction documents for the 4.6 mile extension project.

The major element of the project was the planning and design of utility corridors within the right-of-way for water supply and wastewater collection/transmission systems, a reclaimed water supply main, underground duct systems for electrical distribution, and a natural gas pipe line extension. Also included was the design of a multi-duct utility duct bank to consolidate the space utilized within the available right-of-way for three telecommunication providers, cable television and the City’s Intelligent Transportation System.

Utility coordination efforts were conducted with the utility providers for the relocation and/or adjustment of existing utility systems to accommodate construction within the project limits and for the design new utility service extensions in the dedicated utility corridors. Permitting for construction of the utility service systems were completed as part of the project design. The permitting agencies included the City of Orlando, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority and the Florida Department of Transportation.


Bonnie Brook Subdivision
Wastewater Collection System and Stormwater Improvements

WBQ Design & Engineering provided civil engineering services for a 50-acre subdivision in Orange County. A stormwater management plan that included a flood routing model was designed to determine if flooding within the subdivision could be alleviated. The subdivision was surrounded on three sides by canals which staged higher than existing ground elevations within the subdivision.

 
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