Crossroads Force Main & Pump Station Improv, Savannah, GA

From Master Plan to Implementation

In 2003, Hussey Gay Bell developed the original pump station master plan for the Crossroads WRF service area. In 2015, Hussey Gay Bell completed the Crossroads Force Main & Pump Station Improvement project for the City of Savannah. This project consisted of the design of upgrades to two lift stations, temporary bypasses and approximately 6,800 LF of 20-inch and 16-inch force main to provide increased conveyance capacity to the Crossroads Water Quality Control Plant (WQCP). The optimal alignment for the pipeline required connecting a new 20-inch PVC force main to an existing 16-inch force main near Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and Highway 21 – two main arterials in Chatham County. The new force main was designed to run south to a City utility easement. From there, the pipeline crossed under and then ran parallel to a Norfolk Southern Rail Line before finally reaching is termination point at the headworks of the Crossroads Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project scope also included the re-evaluation of the northern half of the Crossroads WQCP service area master plan. The force main installation methods included open-cut, horizontal directional drill (HDD) and jack & bore.

Crossroads Force Main & Pump Station Improv
Savannah, GA

This $3M project featured the installation of a large diameter force main utilizing different construction methods and materials, installation of a force main directly into the headworks of an existing wastewater treatment plant, upgrade to existing lift stations and evaluation of trenchless technologies in a heavily congested, urban area. Hussey Gay Bell worked closely with residents and businesses to maintain service.

Hussey Gay Bell's Status Re: COVID-19

Dear Clients, Industry Partners and Friends of the Firm:

Throughout Hussey Gay Bell’s 62-year history, we have seen times of prosperity and times of struggle. The common denominator during these six decades has been our commitment to our clients, employees and the communities in which we serve. As we now face the COVID-19 crisis, this resolve is no less diminished. 

Currently our offices in Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Atlanta, Nashville and Statesboro are open and operating, per jurisdictional guidelines. Our leadership team continues to monitor the fluid COVID-19 situation and has adopted new procedures within our offices to ensure the health and well-being of Hussey Gay Bell's greatest asset - our employees and associates. We are adhering to recommendations from the CDC and limiting face-to-face interactions, restricting non-essential travel, and utilizing video conferencing and other smart technologies for communications. We have also developed contingency plans so that we remain in a position of strength to continue our projects remotely, if and when needed, for the weeks and months to come. 

While the typical way we interact with you may be temporarily disrupted, we remain resolute in our dedication to providing the same level of exceptional service you deserve. Thank you for the continued trust you have placed in Hussey Gay Bell for all of these years. We are committed to a high level of service to you, despite these difficult times. We will all emerge from this crisis stronger and more resilient.

Stay safe!


G. Holmes Bell, IV, PE

Hussey Gay Bell CEO & Chairman