Hull was engaged by the City of Piqua to perform a detailed study of the City’s raw drinking water supply system and prepare a long-range plan for improvements.
Hull characterized the vegetation, chemistry and bathymetry of the raw water supply system, surveyed the feeder streams and land uses within the watershed, and coordinated public involvement in the long-term planning for the water-supply system.
Hull’s long-term remedial plan included recommendations for dredging to increase storage volumes, control of invasive aquatic plants, control of phosphorus release from sediments, and feeder stream restoration to reduce sediment loading.
In addition, Hull organized a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) in association with the recommendations provided as part of the City’s Raw Water Engineering Study of Echo Lake, Franz Pond and the Hydraulic Canal. As part of this study, Hull recommended the City consider forming a CAC specific to Echo Lake, Franz Pond, Swift Run Lake and the Hydraulic Canal.
Hull also assisted the City and the CAC with discussions on plans to apply for and implement grant funds, describing the ideal grant-funded activities, and sharing details on future plans for and the overall goals for the CAC.
Cheryl Green, PE