The City of Hinesville was recently recognized in Georgia Trend Magazine as a Trendsetter Award recipient. The award was for placement of a fire substation in the lower section of a 2.5 million gallon water storage tank. The engineering consultant mentioned in the article was P.C. Simonton & Associates, Inc. It’s President, Paul Simonton was the lead engineer in developing the concept, the planning of both the water tank and the fire station concept, preparation of construction documents for the water tank, and representing the owner during construction of the tank.
The water tank was only one segment of a much larger project. The overall project included a complete water system analysis and the development of a twenty-year plan for the City. The City, at the time, was poised for a massive annexation effort and had to be sure they could meet water, sewer, roadway and drainage needs of the area to be annexed. P.C. Simonton & Associates, Inc., performed a comprehensive service delivery evaluation, to insure services could be provided in a capital improvements plan that was presented to the City and later adopted. Once adopted, P.C. Simonton & Associates, Inc. put a plan into motion to begin implementation of the plan. The water tank and other improvements were the result of the project completed in the late 1990’s. The fire substation and associated site work was constructed later.
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