Northern Arkansas and Southern Missouri
Crossland Heavy Contractors was awarded the $5.1 million contract with the Ozark Mountain Regional Public Water Authority to construct the Ozark Mountain Water Intake facility. Crews submerged two 36 inch casing pipes measuring 270 feet in length. These pipes accommodate two 400 horsepower submersible water intake pumps that are capable of delivering 3,150 gallons of water per minute to the new treatment plant. A newly constructed, pre-engineered metal building houses the electrical supply. A 24 inch pipeline was installed from the intake to the new treatment plant, running 4,000 feet in length and climbing 370 vertical feet. The intake was built on the side of a 100 feet tall bluff that required 50,000 cubic yards of solid rock excavation. The casing pipe was installed on a 38 degree-angle rock slope extending from the bluff into water that was 80 feet deep.