Public Wholesale Water Supply District #23 is located in Fredonia, Kansas and serves approximately 11,000 customers. The scope of the project included the demolition of an existing water treatment plant, the design and construction of a 6 MGD surface water treatment plant and the rehabilitation of an existing on-site mill building for raw-water intake.


The 3-D model helped clients visualize the project, and it acted as an interactive communication tool that allowed engineers, project managers, client, contractors, and manufacturers to understand and engage with the design from proposal to final product. Not only did 3-D modeling help McClure technicians and project managers retrofit the existing water mill structure, it also allowed them the ability to properly phase demolition and install new pumps without any delay.

This particular 3-D modeling project also gave technicians the ability to spot and fix elevation busts and pipe conflicts early in the process and effectively mitigated a problem that would have delayed construction and cost the client hundreds of thousands of dollars. It was so efficient, 3-D models were also used for the new water treatment facilities, including the filter gallery and the high service pump building.

nsion extending to the Airport’s only taxiway, construction work within the taxiway safety area was unavoidable. McClure developed a sophisticated phasing plan limiting the construction duration within the safety area to a maximum of 14 calendar days to minimize the impact of closing the taxiway.

Location: Fredonia, KS
Client: Public Wholesale Water Supply District No. 23
Scope: 3-D Modeling
Expertise: Water