With the highly-anticipated development of the Field of Dreams property, the City of Dyersville is extending water and sewer utilities to the site, which is within the city limits.
The City is partnering with Origin Design to extend those services to the property.
A unique aspect of the project is the length of the utility extension required—the City had to create a new pressure zone to serve the development with water pressures that met regulatory requirements. To create this pressure zone, the City is constructing a water pumping station. With demands at the Field of Dreams being highly seasonal, the pumping station will have the ability to recirculate water to maintain water quality during low demand times. The project also included the construction of a lift station to pump the sanitary sewer that is generated at the Field of Dreams site back to the City.
The recirculation system solved a water quality problem that would have otherwise resulted in the wasting of water and added costs for the City by having to produce the water and treat it at the WWTF.
Origin Design provided architectural, engineering, field services and land survey services. Origin also assisted the City in obtaining a grant from the US EDA along with forgivable monies from the State for the extension of utilities to the site.