Water Resources

Safeguarding drinking water, managing ground and surface water, and wastewater treatment is the focus of Vaughn & Melton’s water resource engineers. We offer design-build expertise for water distribution, sanitary sewer and stormwater management systems.

​Vaughn & Melton’s water resource experience includes sewage collection and treatment systems, solid waste disposal and treatment systems, raw water intake systems, water resource assessments, feasibility studies, emergency response plans, system mapping, and operational and training assistance.

​Additional water resource services we offer include the preparation of funding applications, engineering reports, budget estimating, securing permits, design plans, and specification and construction services.

Project History

2017 View Looking east from Alcoa Highwa

Pikeville Wastewater Treatment Plant

CLIENT: City of Pikeville, KY

This work was necessary in order to address difficulties experienced at the Waste Water Treatment Plant dealing with wet weather flows and increased pollutant loading rates and to secure plant capacity for future area growth. The improvements increase the plant capacity from 2 MGD to 4 MGD average daily flow. The City of Pikeville selected Vaughn and Melton to provide budget preparation, feasibility studies, funding assistance, engineering design services, contract administration, and construction observation services for retrofitting the existing 2 MGD wastewater treatment plant.

  • Stormwater management

  • Treatment, distribution and storage systems

  • Storage tanks and pump stations

  • Wastewater treatment and sanitary sewer evaluation surveys

  • Waterline, gravity sewer and force main rehabilitation

  • Treatment plant start-up and training

  • Utilities relocations

  • System mapping

  • Operation and maintenance manuals

  • Storm sewer systems and pollution prevention plans

  • BioSolids waste management and disposal

  • NPDES permits

  • Wetlands mitigation

  • Hydraulic modeling and analysis

  • Energy response plans

  • Pre-treatment programs and facilities plans

  • Rate and water quality analysis

  • Gas systems and transmission lines

  • Funding applications (water and sewer)

  • Reports (water and sewer)

  • Preliminary engineering

  • Engineering alternative analysis

  • Environmental impact statement

  • Raw water source development

  • Equipment evaluation

  • Feasibility and design development

  • Sludge management

  • Well design

  • Odor control system design

  • Drip irrigation and overland dispersion systems

  • Subsurface utility engineering (SUE)