American Engineering Consultants is a proven leader in developing effective and efficient solutions for water management, from storage to treatment to distribution. This begins with a healthy respect for our environment and natural resources, balancing the needs of conservation with the benefits of progress.


Assessment & Analysis

Booster Pump Stations

Corrosion Control Studies

Hydraulic Modeling

Instrumentation, Controls & SCADA Systems

Storage & Distribution Systems

Water Chemistry & Balancing

Design and Upgrade of Water Treatment Facilities

Development of Operation and Maintenance Manuals

Evaluations of Existing Treatment Systems

Master Planning

Plant Start-Up and Troubleshooting Services

Regulatory Compliance

Standard Operating Procedures

Residuals Management / Handling/Disposal

Rate Studies


The Avenues, Broadacres, North Frink Street, and Edenwood Water Line Replacement

Design and Construction oversight for the replacement of 262,000 LF (50 miles) of existing water lines, including the replacement of the existing Glenn Street Elevated Water Tank with a new 1M Gallon elevated water tank. 1. This project has received three separate awards: the 2020 ACEC Engineering Excellence Award, the 2019 Municipal Association Public Works Achievement Award for the City of Cayce, and the 2018 Tnemec Tank of the Year People’s Choice Award.

Watch a Timelapse Video of the Water Tank Hoist

22.5-MGD Lake Murray Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

Due to rapid growth, the plant needed to be expanded to a treatment capacity from 13.5 MGD to 22.5 MGD. Design included upgrade of the raw water pump facility, new carbon feed system, raw water metering vault, flash mix reactor, two 4.5 MGD process trains, upgrades to the waste handling facilities, expansion of the pipe gallery building, high service water line, new on-site 2000 lbs./day hypochlorous acid generation system, a new clearwell, a new high service pump station, and upgrade of existing feed system. A significant accomplishment of the project was the replacement of the gaseous chlorine as the primary disinfectant with a non-hazardous hypochlorous acid generation system.

Stanley L Goodwin Water Treatment Plant

Design of a new 2.5 million gallon clearwell; two 350,000 gallon Chlorine Contact Tanks, a new high service pump station, two upflow solids contact clarifiers, a new sludge thickener, a new sludge pump station, and new filters for a total treatment capacity of 9.6 MGD. AEC was awarded the ACEC Palmetto Award, CESC Grand Award, and ACEC National Recognition Award for this project.

Saluda Gardens Water System Improvements

Installation of approximately 46,000 LF of new 8-inch, 6-inch, 4-inch, and 2-inch water mains, 45 fire hydrant assemblies, and associated appurtenances in the City of West Columbia. Services include hydraulic modeling and analysis of the water system, sub-surface exploration, wetland studies, surveying, easement acquisition, bid management, construction management and observation.

Highway 378 Water Main Connector

Surveying, design, permitting, bidding, contract administration, and construction observation services for approximately 10,000 LF of new 24-Inch water main including water line, hydrants, valves, boring, repair and replacement of driveways and roads for JMWSC.

Lancaster CDBG Waterline Replacement

Preliminary engineering, design, permitting, bidding, contract award, contract administration, construction observation services, and erosion control inspections for the proposed installation of approximately 5,059 linear feet of 6-inch water main, valves, hydrants, services, and all other necessary appurtenances in the City of Lancaster. This project is funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

Gaston RCWD Asbestos Cement Waterline Replacement

Design for the installation of approximately 14,000 LF of water lines along multiple streets in Gaston. Services include preliminary engineering, design, permitting, bid/award, contract administration, construction management/observation, and erosion control inspections. Project permits include CSX Railway Occupancy, SCDOT Encroachment, Lexington County Land Disturbance, and USACE Jurisdictional Determination. This project is funded by the State Revolving Fund (SRF) Principal Forgiveness Loan; application and loan administration services also provided.

Jefferson Davis Academy Subdivision Waterline Replacement

Installation of approximately 71 LF of 8-inch PVC waterline, 7,126 LF of 6-inch PVC waterline, 160 LF of 2-inch PVC waterline, gate valves, fire hydrant assemblies, air release valves, fittings, services, and all other necessary appurtenances. This project is funded through the RIA (Rural Infrastructure Authority grant program.

City of Camden Water System Upgrade

Design and replacement of approximately 17,000 LF of existing waterlines through the City of Camden. AEC prepared the SCIIP application and procured $10,000,000.00 in grant funds on behalf of the City of Camden for this project.

Highway 321 Booster Pump Station Sodium Hypochlorite Feed System Refurbishment

Refurbishment and troubleshooting of an existing sodium hypochlorite feed system at the Highway 321 Booster Pump Station for the City of Cayce. Services included: technical assistance as needed for refurbishment; troubleshooting of an existing sodium hypochlorite feed system to include a review of any feed system modifications or replacement equipment; assistance with troubleshooting of existing system; assistance with system startup; and other general technical assistance as needed to return the system to operation.


“American Engineering Consultants, Inc. has been an invaluable partner to the Town of Blackville. Their unwavering commitment to excellence and dedication to delivering top-notch engineering services have significantly contributed to the success and development of our community. From infrastructure projects to environmental assessments, American Engineering Consultants, Inc. has consistently provided innovative solutions tailored to our specific needs. Their team of experts demonstrates a profound understanding of the challenges facing our town and works tirelessly to overcome them.” – Fonda Patrick, Blackville Town Administrator

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