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May 21st, 2024
SRB and Woolpert to Provide Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Survey Services for Oklahoma City Suburb

The contract will help update the city’s aging sewer system and prevent future sewer overflows.

WARR ACRES, Okla.– The city of Warr Acres, Okla. has contracted Smith Roberts Baldischwiler ( SRB) and Woolpert to provide sanitary sewer evaluation survey services to update its existing sewer system and prevent future sewer overflows. The city’s sanitary sewer system was primarily constructed between the late 1950s and the 1980s, and many of the existing pipes and manholes have reached the end of their planned service life.

“The city has experienced overflows in some areas, and this investigation will help identify problem areas and what is causing these issues.”

SRB Project Manager Amanda Way said that the SSES will provide a comprehensive investigation of the Warr Acres sanitary sewer system using a closed-circuit television camera to inspect approximately 100,000 linear feet of pipe. Additionally, SRB and Woolpert will investigate approximately 900 manholes and perform roughly 240,000 linear feet of smoke testing. The project is fully funded by American Rescue Plan Act funds.

“The city has experienced overflows in some areas, and this investigation will help identify problem areas and what is causing these issues,” Way said. “The cleaning will help remove years of dirt, grease, and debris that have gotten into the system, while smoke testing will help identify where there may be leaks that allow for inflow into the system.”

Woolpert Vice President Carla Muscarella said that this effort will provide a comprehensive condition assessment of the city’s sewer system and establish a baseline that will be used to develop prioritized rehabilitation recommendations for Warr Acres.

“It is always exciting to be an integral part of a project from the initial data collection through the final recommendations for our clients,” Muscarella said. “Our partnership with SRB has allowed both our firms to expand our service offerings in Oklahoma and the Midwest.”

This contract is underway.

About Woolpert
Woolpert is the premier architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG), and strategic consulting firm, with a vision to become one of the best companies in the world. We innovate within and across markets to effectively serve public, private, and government clients worldwide. Woolpert is a Global Top 100 Geospatial Company, a Top 100 ENR Global Design firm, has earned seven Great Place to Work certifications, and actively nurtures a culture of growth, inclusion, diversity, and respect. Founded in 1911 in Dayton, Ohio, Woolpert has been America’s fastest-growing AEG firm since 2015. Woolpert has over 2,500 employees and more than 60 offices on five continents. For more, visit woolpert.com.

About SRB
Smith Roberts Baldischwiler, LLC (SRB) is an Oklahoma-owned and operated Engineering, Planning, Surveying, and Construction Services consulting firm located in the Flatiron district of Oklahoma City, with a separate office in Norman. We provide our services to numerous private and public sector clients throughout the state, and our diverse team of more than 80 employees includes professional engineers, professional land surveyors, geographic information system professionals, survey crews, designers, construction administrators, construction inspectors, utility coordinators, and support staff. The SRB Team brings decades of project experience in municipal design for roadway, and bridge design; storm water management; drainage facilities; water distribution and wastewater collection; survey and mapping services; right-of-way acquisitions; utility relocation design and coordination; construction administration and observation; and urban planning. SRB has been named a Journal Record Book of Lists Top Ten Consulting Engineering Companies and has also been listed as a Top 40 Places to Work in OKC.