Meadowbrook Campus Utility Summary

 

The Meadowbrook Campus is located at 3900 South and 250 West. The campus serves approximately 135 students. There is a proposed plan that would add 1,300 students and 195,000 s.f. of new space. The campus contains roughly 8 acres, 2 of which appear to be landscaped.

Water System

It appears that the Meadowbrook Campus has a dedicated 8" fire line that comes off of 300 West. There is also a 1-1/2" service line that comes off of 3900 South. For the service line we assumed a flow of 5ft/s, and a need to serve 1,431 people, which is existing students and proposed additional students. We used the Division of Drinking Water standards, and estimated a peak day demand of 15gpd. If the 8" line from 300 West is able to supply the required 1,500gpm for fire flow, then the water system is adequate for the existing student population and proposed increase.

Sewer System

The sewer system is made up of a single 4" line. The campus is also equipped with oil and water separators which capture the oil, keeping it from entering the sanitary sewer system. We assume the line was constructed with a minimum slope, and running 80% full. We also assumed that 100% of the culinary used for human consumption returned to the sanitary sewer system. Based on our assumptions we found that the existing system is adequate for both current and proposed students.

Irrigation System

The drawings provided do not show any irrigation lines. For analysis purposes, we assumed that all water used to service the landscaped area is culinary. The demand for the landscaping water was accounted for in our water system analysis, and we determined that the existing system is adequate for the current amount of landscaped area. Again, this analysis was done using the Department of Drinking Water standards and regulations. Analyzing irrigation pipe sizes and adequacy of those lines to effectively meet campus requirements is beyond the scope of this investigation.

Other Notes/Action Items

The evaluations made were based on the assumption that the interior piping systems for the water, sewer and irrigation lines are working properly. Various assumptions were made for each utility analyzed, and further design would require a significant amount of additional analysis. It is doubtful that the existing water and sewer lines would meet code if any of the proposed additions were made. We strongly suggest further analysis and design when additions are made. The information used came from: Division of Drinking Water, AJC Architects and the SLCC website.