NASA Langley Research Center Potable Water Supply and Metering

Project Scope
This project consists of repairing the NASA Langley Research Center potable water system. The repairs include: installing a new emergency connection to the existing Newport News Waterworks main line on North Armistead Ave.; replacing the existing raw water pumps in B1215 and providing a rental tank system and rental tanks to allow for repairs to the water tower; repairing the existing water tower; installing new advanced water meters; replacing existing sections of deteriorated underground cast iron water piping with new PVC piping from the water distribution system piping to various buildings; and replacing old and unreliable shutoff valves.

Project efforts also include an independent technical review, biddability Constructability operability and environmental review of LaRC’s design, solicitation, award, and construction management of this project.

Norfolk District will provide construction management specification sections to facilitate U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract management. 

The NASA Langley Research Center water supply system is 40 years old, and in need of replacement.

NASA’s Langley Research Center is a world-renowned research, science, technology and development center located in Hampton, Va.  Established in 1917, the center has a 95-year history of making significant contributions to the Nation and world in the areas of air mobility and safety, exploring space, and characterizing Earth’s changing climate. 

$5.2 million


Complete USACE review

April 2013

Biddability, constructibility, operability and environmental review

April 2013

Division One Specifications

April 2013

Advertise job to contractors

May 2013

Send out request for proposal

May 2013

Receive bids (30 days)

June 2013

Internal contracting review, approval

July 2013

North Atlantic Division approval

July 2013

Award contract

August 2013

Begin work  October 2013

Construction complete

July 2015



Map of NASA Langley Research Center

Project Contact

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers logoNorfolk District
803 Front Street
Norfolk, Va 23510


Project Partners

NASA logoNASA Langley Research Center
11 Langley Blvd.
Hampton, Va 23681