Water & Wastewater Engineeringladams2017-02-06T21:20:53-04:00
Water and Wastewater Engineering
Great places to live and work have common attributes. When choosing a great place to live, we tend to look for a good standard of living, that is, where there are ample job opportunities, where we can find ways to enjoy ourselves, where we feel safe, and where we can live healthy lives. Businesses looking for places to expand or relocate look for the same attributes in order to attract best talent. A great place to live and work depends on a clean, safe, and constant water supply. Most folks don’t spend time worrying about their clean water and environment—our clients do it for them.
Those same clients hire us to protect the people who live and work in their communities by providing clean water and safe removal of wastewater.
We can plan and design facilities to treat, store, and distribute potable water using either surface or ground water resources. Potable water services include master planning, computerized simulation and optimization, and the development of transmission and distribution systems, storage tanks, pump stations, raw water lines, reservoirs and treatment plants. Our staff handles all phases of water projects from initial planning through easement acquisition to design and construction inspection. The scope of these projects has ranged from regional programs to relatively small water line extensions.
We have planned and designed numerous wastewater collection and treatment systems for municipalities, public service districts, private residential/mixed-use developments, and industries throughout the United States. This background includes new facilities of varying magnitude, as well as system expansion and cost-effective rehabilitation of existing systems.
Qk4’s capabilities include
Clients hire Qk4 to design sustainable and ecologically sensitive approaches to stormwater management. Our expertise in drainage/stormwater design ensures workable solutions to drainage problems in urban and suburban areas in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Our designs have alleviated drainage problems for:
Municipal sewer districts,
High-profile commercial and residential developments,
We have all seen the videos and photos of the devastation that floods can create. Flooding damages property, endangers lives and destroys property. Floods can be caused by many factors from heavy rainfall to failure of dams, levees, retention ponds. For this reason, numerous communities and individuals across the world have installed and maintain flood protection systems. These systems can be as simple as temporary sand bag flood proofing measures to protect one property or as complex as an intricate system of basins to store water and permanent floodwalls, levees, gates and pump stations utilized to protect an entire community. Qk4 has spent several years assisting communities with inspection, evaluation and design of improvements for large scale flood protection systems with aging infrastructure. Our engineers are experienced and capable to provide the necessary investigations and analysis for the design of new improvements or repairs for the wide spectrum of flood protection components.
Through an annual design contract with Louisville MSD, Qk4 engineers have inspected and evaluated approximately 5 miles and over 1,000 individual panels of concrete floodwall, over 130 flood protection sluice gates, over 10 miles of earthen flood levee and numerous temporary flood closures in recent years. These evaluations and inspections have led to the design of repairs and improvements for numerous projects throughout the system to maintain the operational integrity of the flood protection system and to improve Louisville MSD’s ability to maintain and operate the system.
Flood Protection Components
Regional Storage Basins
Emergency Contingency Plans
Public Warning System
Level of Protection
Floodwall Closure Storage Buildings
Temporary Closure Components
What Our Clients Say
Toby Spalding, PE
City of Radcliff, KY
“Qk4 was always available to support me during the project. I could always trust that they would be prepared for any and all circumstances.”