Proven Performance.

E.L. Robinson Engineering has continually adapted and expanded its skill set to best serve and improve the communities in which we work and live. The following highlighted and sample projects provide a very small glimpse at what ELR has accomplished over the past 35 years in the civil engineering field.

Waterline and Sanitary Sewer Relocation

Location: Putnam County, WV

Client: South Putnam Public Service District

Cost: $6,400,000 Construction

Completion date: September, 2005


  • Construction Management
  • Public Water and Wastewater Systems Development


  • Public Infrastructure

Starting in 1997, the West Virginia Division of Highways began widening State Route 34, a major road through the fast growing Teays Valley area of Putnam County. The Putnam Public Service District (PSD) provides water and sanitary sewer service to the area and had to relocate numerous waterlines and sanitary sewers due to the widening. ELR Engineering was retained by Putnam PSD to perform the design, bidding, construction inspection and construction contract administration for their utility relocations.

The project was challenging since the existing utilities had to remain in service while the new relocated utilities were being constructed. Also, the new utilities had to be located to avoid conflicts with the existing and new waterlines, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, gas lines, underground electric lines and underground telephone lines. ELR Engineering also prepared easement plats for the relocated utilities on private property adjacent to the widened road, and provided the services of agents to secure the easements. A total of 9 separate utility relocation projects were completed by E.L Robinson Engineering Co. from 1997 to 2005. These projects involved 6 different Contractors. A total of over 5 miles of sanitary sewer (8” to 24” diameter) were relocated and over 9 miles of waterline (6” to 12” diameter) were relocated. Also two water booster pump stations (300 gallons per minute and 400 gallons per minute) and a sewage pump station (250 gallons per minute) were constructed. Construction cost for all the relocation projects totaled $6.4 million dollars.