Rehabilitation of the Kauffman Dam
New Castle Township, Schuylkill County, Pa
Zartman Construction was part of the team which built a new concrete spillway for the Schuylkill County Municipal Authority.
The $1.7 million project rehabilitated an existing 700 foot long x 65 foot high earthen dam. The existing spillway was replaced with a staged-labyrinth spillway.
The project used 150,000 pounds of reinforcing steel and 1,230 cubic yards of concrete. The structure is capable of resisting a pressure equality to three times the hydrostatic pressure without leaking.
The project was completed in five months.