10”, which serves roughly 900 customers. The majority of the system was installed in the late 1800’s utilizing the old universal bell cast iron pipe. Water loss in the distribution system was in excess of 40%, exceeding the mandated 15% water loss threshold the West Virginia Public Service Commission deems acceptable. The water loss was primarily attributed to distribution system leaks, unlettered customers, and metering inaccuracies.
The City hired Thrasher to design a Phase I replacement of a portion of the Parsons distribution system. As a result of the Phase I project, water loss was reduced to approximately 25%. Following the success of Phase I, the City again hired Thrasher to design and inspect a Phase II water project involving water extensions into the outlying areas of Moore, Porterwood and Fork Mountain. This project also includes replacing water lines in the Quality Hill section of the City to further reduce their water loss. The Phase II project was completed under budget.
Thrasher began working with the City of Parsons in 1996, beginning with the design of a new 550gpm raw water pump station and construction a new pre-sedimentation basin ahead of their water treatment plant. This project also included a new raw water line between the Shavers Fork River intake and the treatment plant.