East Cooper Water Supply No. 2, Charleston, SC

60,000 Residents Receive Drinking Water, Fire Protection

An ACEC-SC-award winning project, this project reached final completion in 2007. Hussey Gay Bell played a crucial role in the success of Charleston Water System’s East Cooper Water Supply #2 project. Had this project not been completed, it would have resulted in a limited water supply for consumption and fire protection for over sixty thousand residents and hundreds of businesses east of the Cooper River. The expected service life of this new water supply should sustain the East Cooper area for the foreseeable future. Hussey Gay Bell provided route alternative investigations, surveying, easement acquisitions, design, permitting, contractor pre-qualification, bidding, construction administration and construction observation. Subconsultants provided geotechnical services, earthquake/liquefaction analysis, and field testing services. At the time of this project’s completion, it was noted by those in the industry as one of the longest (5,400 linear feet) installations for a pipe of its size (40” diameter). The project reached completion in the summer of 2007 at a cost of $16.4 million.

East Cooper Water Supply No. 2
Charleston, SC

In 2006, Hussey Gay Bell completed the $6.9M, steel East Cooper Water Main, No. 2 at Cooper River, an ACEC-SC award-winning project which was necessary to supply potable drinking water and fire protection to more than 60,000 residents.

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