“Borger was long, almost 14 miles of transmission line, not including an extra line that went to Carbon Black – and then the standpipe,” Parkhill Engineer Kimberly LaBree said. She modeled and placed the air valves, helped with the specs and some of the design. “You need air valves every so often, because if for some reason a pump shuts off or someone slams a valve, the negative pressures can cause the pipes to collapse.”
The Borger Northwest Well Field projects were designed to produce an initial firm capacity of 5 MGD of potable water with a future capacity of 10 MGD. Hydrogeology proved challenging in the well field but design prevailed in locating high producing and good quality water wells.
Parkhill used hydraulic modeling for the air valves rather than slide rule calculations because of the 14-mile length of the Borger pipeline. With hydraulic modeling, the air release valve ended up costing almost a third less. Parkhill designed all components of the project with our own staff, including hydraulic analysis, structural, electrical, SCADA, architectural and civil work.
“This is one project I've been proud of from the very start." - Mayor Robert Vinyard of Borger, Texas