The Bryant Street Pumping Station (BSPS) is the heart of the District’s water distribution system. The pumping station receives drinking water from reservoirs and pumps it to all areas of the city. This project is a key component of the DC Water Capital Improvement Program to replace vital water infrastructure throughout the area. The pipes being replaced were constructed in the early 1900s and are large transmission mains that extend outside the BSPS building along Bryant Street, NW, between 2nd and 4th Streets, 2nd Street between Bryant and W Street and Adams Street, NW. Fort Myer removed and replaced the existing high and low pressure water mains including pipe sizes ranging from 20″ to 48″ in diameter that are feeding and delivering to the BSPS. In addition, the renovation project includesthe removal and replacement of check valves, butterfly valves, and many related instruments within the system. The work also includes restoration of Bryant Street, NW from 2nd to 4th Streets and 2nd Street from Bryant Street to south of W Street, including new granite curb, concrete gutter, concrete sidewalk, and asphalt pavement.
This discharge piping replacement contract showcases Fort Myer’s ability to work closely with the client and local community to mitigate traffic impact during this invasive open trench operation. The pumping station is immediately bordered by a residential area (Bryant, 2nd and Adams Streets, NW), a District Department of Public Works facility and Howard University. Fort Myer worked closely with all project stakeholders to ensure that disruption from the project was mitigated while coordinating with ongoing construction work at Howard University.