Punderson State Park is located in the northeastern portion of Ohio and consists of a lodge, cabins, campground, golf course, sports chalet, marina, boating and swimming facilities within its 846 acres of land and 150 acres of water. Punderson Lake is the largest and deepest natural kettle lake in Ohio. Potable water for the park is supplied by 10 groundwater wells and 6 individual water treatment systems located throughout the park.


  • New Water Treatment Plant and Water Booster Pump Station
  • New Looped Water Distribution System 3.5 miles of HDPE waterline directionally drilled
  • 1,100 L.F. of 6” HDPE water line directionally drilled under Punderson Lake
  • New Wells and Pumping Systems
  • Removal/ Abandonment of Existing Water Wells and Treatment Systems
  • Wastewater Pump Station and Force Main Design
  • Electric Service Upgrades


  • Preliminary Design
  • Hydraulic Modeling of the Water Distribution System
  • Design which incorporated input from ODNR Operations Staff
  • Site Survey and Geotechnical Investigation
  • Prepared Regulatory Permit Applications
  • Preparation of Bid Documents
  • Bidding Assistance
  • Construction Administration and RPR Services
Project Description

A new combined water treatment plant and distribution system was designed to provide water to the entire park after evaluating the option to connect to an existing water distribution system in the area was determined to not be feasible. The new water treatment plant and building included aeration, detention, and filtration treatment equipment for iron and manganese removal, ion exchange softening, cast-in-place concrete clearwell tanks, backwash tank, brine tank, high service pumps and standby generator. The new water booster pump station and building included duplex vertical multistage centrifugal pumps. The new water distribution system was looped to provide a more efficient means of distributing water and connected to the existing elevated water storage tank located in the campground area. Direction drilling water line installation methods were used to minimize disturbance to the golf course, existing pavement, and other mature areas of the park.

Project Details
  • Client: Ohio Department of Natural Resources