Water, Wastewater & Stormwater


17-Mile Water Transmission Main Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson County, Kansas

KVE provided seventeen miles of topographic surveying from the Missouri River in Leavenworth County across Wyandotte County to 75th Street and K-7 in Johnson County, crossing three counties, two rivers and several cities.  KVE established horizontal and vertical control for the entire project utilizing GPS recovery and documentation of more than 70 land corners.  KVE managed the development of over 70 property exhibits with multiple descriptions as well as utility coordination and coordination with all governmental agencies.

The geotechnical exploration portion of this project included approximately 400 borings spaced at 200-foot intervals along the alignment.  Boring depths ranged from 2 feet to 45 feet.  KVE coordinated with property owners to obtain access to the boring locations.  An all terrain vehicle mounted CME-45B drill rig, and two truck mounted CME-55 drill rigs were used to perform the drilling and sampling.  A geotechnical evaluation, including roadway and rail crossing tunnels for utilities was prepared.

Expertise Provided
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Surveying
Blue Ridge Boulevard Improvements Kansas City, Missouri

Kaw Valley Engineering (KVE) is providing surveying and civil design services to improve the storm water conveyance system along Blue Ridge Boulevard from 31st Street to 29th Street.  An aging enclosed storm sewer system along with silt in roadside ditches are contributing to excessive erosion and flooding problems for residents along Blue Ridge Boulevard.  KVE is working with the City of Kansas City to improve the system through a series of rain gardens, swales and a new enclosed storm drainage system. KVE will be responsible for coordinating this project with the City of Independence, Missouri and conducting neighborhood informational meetings to keep residents informed of the project status as well as developing easements and providing construction observation services.

Expertise Provided
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Surveying
Chapman Well #6 Chapman, Kansas

The Chapman Well #6 had been out of service for a significant length of time when Kaw Valley Engineering was hired to rehabilitate the well and return it to service. Hampered by the tornado in June of 2008, the City was forced to rely on its other wells to provide water needed. The project included, but was not limited to the following; the removal of an existing structure, modification of the well casing; repair of a pump and motor; construction of a new well house with heat, electrical and plumbing; the installation of new pump controls, piping and valves; new electrical service; connection to existing water main; installation of new chlorination equipment; water sample lines; and the reinstallation of the pump into the well.

Kaw Valley Engineering is proud to have worked so closely with the City of Chapman on a number of interconnected projects, having analyzed Chapman’s water distribution system, designed the water booster station, rehabilitating Well #6, while coordinating the work on these projects with the new schools and various future projects in the City of Chapman.

Expertise Provided
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Staking
  • Inspection
  • Surveying
Replacement of Sanitary Sewer Force Main McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kansas

KVE was retained to analyze surge and vibration issues within an existing pump station and 12” PVC force main. The 12” force main continually fractured over the past ten years and a replacement of the original line had already been completed. KVE performed computer based analysis of the surges to evaluate the magnitude and attenuation of the surges. With this data we developed a program to eliminate the issues including cavitations by installing VFD pumps and manipulating their operating range to be within the pump specifications. KVE also analyzed the force main PVC material due to the amount of breaks and found the PVC material to be outside of specification. KVE was hired to redesign the existing pump station which included three 118 HP pumps and over 8700 feet of 12” PVC C-900 DR18 force main with approximately 3000 feet of line installed using trenchless technology. KVE also provided the surveying, construction staking and as-built drawings for the force main replacement.

Expertise Provided
  • As-built Drawings
  • Civil Design
  • Civil Study
  • Construction Staking
  • Surveying