Civiltec completed a water facilities generator study for the City of Fullerton ensuring the continuation of reliable service to each well and pump station. This study determined the power requirements of all water sites, and recommended near-term improvements for sites without generators. Fullerton has online permanent generators at three water facilities and they own and operate 9 wells and 12 booster pump stations, which are energized by 16 motor control centers. 

This study analyzed the power requirements for each site, reviewed load bank testing results for sites with existing generators, and assessed the existing conditions of electrical distribution equipment. Civiltec also inspected and tested existing connection equipment for portable generators used at multiple sites as well as provided recommendations for additional equipment to facilitate backup power quickly during unplanned utility outages. 

Shem Hawes, PE, Senior Engineer, served as Project Manager with assistance from Sky Younger, PE our Principal Electrical Engineer.