NFPS performed the feasibility study, master plan and completed the engineering design and cost estimates for this County owned and operated 125,000 gallon-per-day (GPD) Potable Water Supply and Distribution System and the 125,000 gallon per day modular Waste Water Treatment Plant which can be expanded in 125,000 GPD increments up to a 500,000 GPD capacity. The project also included a 19.17-acre effluent spray field where reclaimed wastewater will be used to grow grass. The water treatment and wastewater treatment facilities are located on 78-acres of land purchased by the County, approximately 2.7 miles west of I-75/SR-6 intersection. The modular wastewater treatment plan included a 460,000-gallon retention basin and irrigation pump station.

Engineering design also included two 250,000 GPD groundwater wells, a 250,000-gallon capacity elevated storage tank sufficient to provide fire-protection water within the facility’s Planning area, a 3-mile long water distribution pipeline system along SR-6 and a main wastewater lift station with a 2.5-mile long force main.


In addition to providing CEI services for the construction of Perimeter Road, a new alignment through the woods in Live Oak, NFPS was asked to provide supplemental design services for a deep subgrade densification to correct a soft area within the roadway.

This work required deep excavation around a sanitary sewer line and the placement of a double layer of bi-axial geogrid fabric to strengthen the subgrade soils and the subbase area. A new profile grade was established and base and asphalt surface was constructed. Also, NFPS designed a flashing beacon with over-designed strain poles and cables to accommodate a future traffic signal installation.


Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners
13150 80th Terrace
Live Oak, FL 32060
Contact: Debbie Vickers
(386) 364-3400


Construction Inspection


Gregory G. Bailey, PE
Contact Info:
(386) 752-4675 – Phone