DMK Municipal Projects

Loop Phase 1A Interconnect

Following a feasibility study completed by Charlotte County Utilities, the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority obtained financing support from SWFWMD and proceeded with the design and permitting of this 11-mile, 24" pipeline Regional Integrated Loop System that would connect the water supply systems of the PR/MRWSA, Charlotte County and the City of Punta Gorda.

The project includes a 7,400-foot section crossing the Peace River, as well as necessary waterline extensions to the intersection of Kings Highway and I-75 in Port Charlotte, and the Shell Creek Water Plant in Punta Gorda. Also in Punta Gorda, DMK designed an above ground storage tank, high service pumping, chemical adjustment and point of delivery meters. This system will provide a direct connection between the Peace River Plant, owned by the Peace River Authority and the City of Punta Gorda Shell Creek Water Plant, while providing a number of tie-in points into the Charlotte County transmission system.

DMK's survey department established horizontal and vertical controls for the 11 mile route, as well as performed a 100'wide, 7500' long bathymetric survey of the Peace River and a strip topographic survey of 11 miles of roads and open space in Pt. Charlotte and Punta Gorda.

Permitting involved practically every regulatory agency in the State of Florida as well as the US Corps of Engineers, EPA and the US Coast Guard.

Construction was completed in October of 2012 with DMK providing full Construction Engineering and Inspection services.

Bobcat Trail CDD

As Engineer of Record for the Bobcat Trail Community Development District (CDD), DMK provides Engineering Consulting, Land Surveying, and Support Services as necessary for the District to maintain compliance with required regulations through the production of reports, assessments, designs and opinions to the governing body.

DMK maintains knowledge of bond issues pertaining to construction within the CDD and is periodically called upon to render opinions regarding economic value, replacement or repair costs. DMK maintains baseline knowledge of existing infrastructure and is available to the District Roads and Lakes Committee for construction related opinions and advice on an as needed basis.  A representative of the firm is often at board meetings to respond to questions or inquiries regarding District infrastructure.  DMK may be called upon to produce reports and designs for appropriate repairs, replacements or new improvements.  These designs are as authorized by the Board and consistent with District needs and authorizations.  Such authorizations have historically included analysis of golf course drainage controls structures, review and assessment of cart path bridges and opinions and designs related to lake shore reconstruction.   

Upon request of District leadership, DMK has historically prepared construction drawings and specifications for work related to the maintenance and operation of District maintained improvements.  To stay abreast of the Districts needs and quality of improvements, DMK provides periodic visits to the site and inspection services as directed by the District.

Rehabilitation of Master Lift Station D

DMK performed the evaluation and design for the rehabilitation of Master Lift Station D on Longboat Key which was originally constructed in the early 1970's and has a maximum pumping capacity of 4,000 GPM. The station was due for cleaning, repair and refurbishment or total replacement. Also, due to development on the island, the wet-well and pumping capacity of the lift station needed to be reevaluated.

DMK performed an extensive physical inspection of the existing lift station structure and equipment. Historical pumping data was reviewed over a period of time to determine the minimum average and peak flows. DMK also gathered information by examining record drawings of each contributing lift station and the surrounding utilities system. DMK also provided a topographical survey of the lift station site and performed geotechnical core sampling near the wet-well and at alternative wet-well sites. This information was included in a 30% design report presenting the existing condition, operating requirements and a list of recommended repairs, replacements and upgrades for each lift station. DMK also provided an option for total replacement of the lift station on the existing site. After reviewing this report with the Client, it was determined that DMK would provide a set of plans, specifications and bid documents for the total replacement of this lift station. This option allowed the existing lift station to remain operational until construction of the new lift station was complete, minimizing the risks associated with bypass pumping. The new lift station includes a new wet-well, 4 VFD controlled submersible pumps with a maximum capacity of 4,000 GPM, and an odor control system. The system is PLC controlled and is integrated as a single node on the Town's existing SCADA system to allow remote monitoring and control of wet-well level, flow rate and pump operation. Construction on this project was completed at end of 2011 with DMK providing construction administration and inspection services.

City of North Port Pedestrian Bridges

There is a system of manmade water control canals throughout the City of North Port. In order to address concerns for child safety and resident convenience, the City retained DMK to design pedestrian bridges over McCaughey Waterway and Lagoon Waterway at West Price Boulevard.  These pedestrian bridges connect to newly constructed sidewalks along this roadway.  The two bridges were substantially constructed off site and then trucked and erected in place on site built concrete foundations and clear span the waterway without the need for intermediate supports. 

DMK prepared bridge abutment design, specifications and plans as well as assisted City officials with the contract administration, product review and approval, construction observation phase and project close out.