Grant: $4,885,000 - Bureau of Reclamation - Sep. 29, 2009
50% voted satisfied - 50% voted not satisfied - 2 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The Brine Line consists of a pipeline to collect concentrate from demineralization of brackish groundwater for municipal, industrial, and agricultural purposes; concentrate from demineralization of potable water for high-tech industrial purposes; and excess high quality recycled water from municipal wastewater treatment plants. The Brine Line would then convey the flows to other areas for beneficial reuse or, when there are insufficient demands for reuse, ocean discharge. The phase for which funding has been obtained is Phase 1E, consists of installation of approximately 10,000 linear feet of 48-inch welded steel pipe, including several segments to be installed in casings under railroads, channels, and congested intersections via trenchless methods; approximately 900 linear feet of 12-inch welded steel pipe; a control valve vault; and a meter vault. The project is located in and along Hueneme Road, Perkins Road, and Surfside Drive within unincorporated areas of the County of Ventura, City of Oxnard, and City of Port Hueneme. Phase 1E will allow the first phase of the project to be fully utilized, resulting in up to approximately 1,700 AF-yr of recycled water, potentially ultimately increasing up to 3,400 AF-yr. Additionally, 800 AF-yr of brine would be discharged, allowing the use of approximately 4,200 AF-yr of potable water produced from brackish groundwater, which would otherwise be unusable without treatment.
Project Description: The contract for construction of SMP 1E was awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Whitaker General Contractors Inc., in accordance with California state law. A pre-construction meeting was held with the contractor, engineer, cities, county, utilities, and other permitting agencies. The contractor is preparing submittals, such as the stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) and traffic control plans, to prepare for potholing of existing utilities. Additionally, archaeological investigation field activities required to be performed before construction commencement were completed.
Infrastructure Description: This project contributes to the following purpose of the Recovery Act: 'To invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits.' Construction of Phase 1E will result in the achievement of several critical milestones in the Brine Line project, as follows: • Phase 1E will link the previously-constructed Phase 1C (terminating at Hueneme Rd. and Edison Dr.) with the under-construction Hueneme Outfall, thus completing Phase 1 of the project. • Completion of Phase 1E will connect all of the previously-constructed subphases (1A, 1B, 1C, and 1D) and allow discharges to commence from the Port Hueneme Water Agency’s Brackish Water Reclamation Demonstration Facility (BWRDF) and Camrosa Water District’s Water Reclamation Facility (CWRF). Additional dischargers, such as the City of Camarillo, may also connect at the CWRF. • By connecting the first few dischargers and the ultimate discharge point, Phase 1E will allow the project to begin full operation. This will result in 1,700 AF-yr of recycled water potentially being made available to downstream users and allow the BWRDF to discharge approximately 800 AF-yr of brine to the Brine Line, enabling it to produce 4,200 AF-yr of potable water from otherwise unusable brackish groundwater. Other desalter and recycled water facilities and downstream recycled water customers would also be able to utilize the Brine Line as they are constructed and come on-line.
Jobs Summary: Engineering and project management positions for the design engineer, project owner, and contractor. During Q3, primary activities were award of project to contractor and pre-construction activities (pre-construction meeting, finalization of encroachment permit, preparation of submittals). Once contractor mobilizes into the field and initiates actual construction activities, substantial additional job creation/retention is anticipated and will be reported appropriately. (Total jobs reported: 4)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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