New Groundwater Well Designed for Pico Water District

Pico Water DistrictIn Summer 2018, Civiltec was contracted by the Pico Water District to deliver a new groundwater production well for potable water supply. Well 11 is located on District-owned property within in the City of Pico Rivera.

The project scope included designing the new well equipped with variable frequency drive (VFD), electrical service gear and motor control center, and the construction of the wellhead and associated accessories. The Civiltec team additionally designed a rolling building to expose the well head for ease of maintenance and to house the disinfection equipment.

Civiltec partnered with Geoscience Support Services to support recommendations for the pump setting and well discharge rate. Similarly, the team provided required inputs and outputs in the well design to support Tesco Control Services in designing the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

Well 11 pumps water directly into the District’s distribution system via a new 12-inch discharge pipeline and is equipped with a pressure regulating device to maintain system stability. The design achieved the targeted production rate of approximately 2,200 to 3,300 gallons per minute.

The new groundwater well is assisting Pico Water District in providing high quality water service to its residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers at the lowest possible rate.

David Song led the team’s design and analysis efforts as the Project Manager. He was supported by Terry Kerger, Octavio Solorza, Charlie Devine, and Dan Busque.

This project kicked off in late August 2018 and was delivered in Winter 2018.

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