California American Water (CAW) selected Civiltec Engineering for its Duarte pipeline replacement project. Civiltec previously worked with CAW to perform two booster pump station rehabilitation and later contracted them for an additional improvement booster pump station project. California American Water

The firm was charged with replacing approximately 12,100 linear feet of pipeline due to aging infrastructure, poor condition and poor fire flows that attributed to inadequately pipe sizes. The project included replacing 4- to 12-inch pipes with 8- to 12-inch ductile iron pipes (DIP), replacing all fire hydrants and acquiring an easement at DU10B.

Civiltec divided the project into five phases and nears the end of phase two in the next month. Phase I included research and data collection, surveying, and conceptual design, while Phase II focused on specific design services including project plans and specifications. The firm looks to begin Phase III and IV in the coming months covering the permitting and bidding portions of the project.

David Byrum continues to serve as Principal-in-Charge while C. Shem Hawes leads the day-to-day operations as Project Manager. They are assisted by Terry Kerger as QA/QC Manager and Bed Dawadi as Project Engineer. Additionally, Chris Duncan, David Song, and Sara Canché supplement the project’s efforts.

This project began at the end of February 2019 and will continue until the projected completion date at the end of 2019.